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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE GUIDE

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by Directories Editor October 11, 2013

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UPDATED APRIL 2014: Are you looking for the most comprehensive guide to special needs resources in the Fairfield County, CT area? Our guide has listings for therapists, special needs camps, medical experts, advocates and special needs support groups for families in Greenwich, Norwalk, Wilton and all of Fairfield County, CT.

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BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT/APPLIED BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS

THE SEED CENTER
30 Buxton Farm Road, Suite 105 , Stamford
203-674-8200
The SEED Center Special Needs Summer Program
Email [email protected]

The SEED Center is a therapeutic center for children, adolescents, and young adults with ASDs and related needs. Services include diagnostic evaluations, ABA, speech therapy, occupational therapy, social skills, and individual and family psychotherapy. We offer state-of-the-art Smart and Apple technologies integrated into services. Professionals coordinate treatment goals to maximize progress. Parents and families can rely on The SEED Center to provide evidence-based interventions. Children receive services in a fun, engaging, and social learning environment. We are an in network provider with United Healthcare.

CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIES

ARTS FOR HEALING
24 Grove St., New Canaan
203-972-2982

Arts For Healing provides integrated arts therapy for children and adults with developmental and autism spectrum disorders. Trained therapists assess your child’s needs and develop an individualized plan. Music stimulates neurological pathways and fosters communication through improvisatory activities. Art stimulates imagination, abstract thinking, reflective self-expression and renewed self-image. Using the arts to realize your child’s potential encourages creativity while improving communication skills, sensory integration, self-awareness and self-confidence.

DOCTORS & MEDICAL PROVIDERS 

HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL CARE
2150 Corbin Ave., New Britain
860-223-2761

Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is a private, not-for-profit, 228-bed rehabilitation long-term acute and chronic care hospital, widely-known and respected for its expertise in physical rehabilitation (including outpatient rehabilitation), respiratory care, and medically-complex pediatrics.

MENTAL HEALTH

SOUTHFIELD CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENT
85 Old Kings Highway N., Darien
203-202-7654

The Southfield Center is a family-centered, interdisciplinary practice dedicated to providing comprehensive diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational services for children and teens across a wide range of challenges. We offer a warm, inviting environment with a team of more than 30 skilled practitioners trained to provide an integrated approach to learning, emotional, and behavioral issues, including: academic challenges; poor organization and time management skills; ADHD; speech and language delays; autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, and nutritional concerns.

OCCUPATIONAL/PHYSICAL THERAPY 

BODY 4 BRAIN
100 Melrose Ave., Suite 104, Greenwich
917-353-2412
Email [email protected]

Body 4 Brain is a physical therapy program using a developmental and brain-based assessment and treatment approach to help children with sensori-motor processing disorders affecting academic, behavioral, and developmental skills. Children with learning disabilities, developmental delays, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, motor coordination and core muscle weakness, and adults with neurological pathologies, aging concerns, and motor disabilities will improve with the Body 4 Brain approach. Weekly therapy sessions and intensive model are available.

RECREATION/SOCIALIZATION PROGRAMS 

PUMP IT UP
145 Main St., Norwalk
203-838-5867

Pump It Up has partnered with Autism Speaks and is proud to offer Sensory Jump Time, a program open to all children on the autism spectrum and their families. Children attending Sensory Jump Time will have the opportunity to make new friends, jump, slide, and play sensory-friendly games within a controlled, safe, and supportive atmosphere. The variety of our giant inflatables provides a great environment to work on coordination, balance, and motor skills, all while having a great time!

SCHOOLS

PINNACLE SCHOOL
44 Commerce Road, Stamford
203-409-0068
Email [email protected]

Pinnacle School is an accredited, co-ed, independent day school for students in grades 2–12 who are diagnosed with High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and related disorders. Students with average to superior cognitive ability thrive in a challenging academic environment. Students’ programs are individualized and implemented by professional, warm and supportive staff. Students integrate with peers and have access to services under one roof. Child centered, parent welcoming. Call 203-409-0068 to schedule a tour. pinnacle-ct.org

WOODHOUSE ACADEMY
4 Oxford Road, Building F, Milford
203-877-9121

Woodhouse Academy is a private day school designed to meet the needs of adolescents (grades 8-12) with average and above intelligence who are challenged by learning differences. The Woodhouse program is designed for adolescents who experience attention and organization challenges, academic engagement and motivation issues, learning differences, difficulty understanding and forming social relationships, low self-esteem/confidence, and/or behaviors related to specific disorders (anxiety, depression, school phobia, school anxiety, PDD, Aspergers, OCD).

SENSORY INTEGRATION 

BODY 4 BRAIN
100 Melrose Ave., Suite 104, Greenwich
917-353-2412
Email [email protected]

Body 4 Brain is a physical therapy program using a developmental and brain-based assessment and treatment approach to help children with sensori-motor processing disorders affecting academic, behavioral, and developmental skills. Children with learning disabilities, developmental delays, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, motor coordination and core muscle weakness, and adults with neurological pathologies, aging concerns, and motor disabilities will improve with the Body 4 Brain approach. Weekly therapy sessions and intensive model are available.

BRAIN BALANCE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER OF NORWALK
15 Cross St., Norwalk
203-847-3000
49 W. Allendale Ave.
Allendale, NJ 07401
201-825-1030

At Brain Balance Achievement Centers, we don’t just work with a child’s strengths or provide strategies to compensate for a weakness. We tackle your child’s learning, behavioral, or developmental challenge head on by addressing the core issues at the most fundamental level. We integrate cognitive, sensory-motor, and nutritional training into a unique, drug-free, whole-child approach that goes beyond the symptoms to address root causes. Call our center today to learn more or schedule a comprehensive assessment.

PUMP IT UP
145 Main St., Norwalk
203-838-5867

Pump It Up has partnered with Autism Speaks and is proud to offer Sensory Jump Time, a program open to all children on the autism spectrum and their families. Children attending Sensory Jump Time will have the opportunity to make new friends, jump, slide, and play sensory-friendly games within a controlled, safe, and supportive atmosphere. The variety of our giant inflatables provides a great environment to work on coordination, balance, and motor skills, all while having a great time!

SERVING MULTIPLE DISABILITIES/OFFERING A VARIETY OF SERVICES 

ARTS FOR HEALING
24 Grove St., New Canaan
203-972-2982

Arts For Healing provides integrated arts therapy for children and adults with developmental and autism spectrum disorders. Trained therapists assess your child’s needs and develop an individualized plan. Music stimulates neurological pathways and fosters communication through improvisatory activities. Art stimulates imagination, abstract thinking, reflective self-expression and renewed self-image. Using the arts to realize your child’s potential encourages creativity while improving communication skills, sensory integration, self-awareness and self-confidence.

HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL CARE
2150 Corbin Ave., New Britain
860-223-2761

Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is a private, not-for-profit, 228-bed rehabilitation long-term acute and chronic care hospital, widely-known and respected for its expertise in physical rehabilitation (including outpatient rehabilitation), respiratory care, and medically-complex pediatrics.

THE SEED CENTER
30 Buxton Farm Road, Suite 105 , Stamford
203-674-8200
The SEED Center Special Needs Summer Program
Email [email protected]

The SEED Center is a therapeutic center for children, adolescents, and young adults with ASDs and related needs. Services include diagnostic evaluations, ABA, speech therapy, occupational therapy, social skills, and individual and family psychotherapy. We offer state-of-the-art Smart and Apple technologies integrated into services. Professionals coordinate treatment goals to maximize progress. Parents and families can rely on The SEED Center to provide evidence-based interventions. Children receive services in a fun, engaging, and social learning environment. We are an in network provider with United Healthcare.

SPECIALIZED LEARNING SERVICES AT GREENWICH EDUCATION GROUP
44 Commerce Road, Stamford
203-409-0069
Email [email protected]

Specialized Learning Services at Greenwich Education Group offers practical, individualized solutions to address learning differences and help your child thrive academically, socially and emotionally. Assessment Services: Neuro-psychological & Psycho-educational, Executive Functions, Speech & Language, Gifted, Academics. Clinical & Coaching Services: CBT, Speech & Language, Reading, Social Skills, Executive Functions, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Behavior Support, Life Events. Education Program Review: IEP/504/ Testing, School Observations/Placement. Academic Tutoring. We offer a free consultation, so call with your concerns. 203-409-0069. greenwichedgroup.com

ST. VINCENT'S SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICES
95 Merritt Blvd., Trumbull
203-386-2715

St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services provides a comprehensive range of programs and services for children and adults with multiple developmental disabilities and complex medical needs from birth through the senior years. Seventy students currently attend its special education school located at the FEROLETO Children’s Development Center in Trumbull. Day programs for adults are located in Stratford and Norwalk, and 12 group homes with 24/7 care for adults and children are located in Fairfield County communities. New therapeutic pool providing aquatic therapy to the children and adults in our care.

SOCIAL SERVICES 

ST. VINCENT'S SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICES
95 Merritt Blvd., Trumbull
203-386-2715

St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services provides a comprehensive range of programs and services for children and adults with multiple developmental disabilities and complex medical needs from birth through the senior years. Seventy students currently attend its special education school located at the FEROLETO Children’s Development Center in Trumbull. Day programs for adults are located in Stratford and Norwalk, and 12 group homes with 24/7 care for adults and children are located in Fairfield County communities. New therapeutic pool providing aquatic therapy to the children and adults in our care.

SPECIAL EDUCATION

BRAIN BALANCE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER OF NORWALK
15 Cross St., Norwalk
203-847-3000
49 W. Allendale Ave.
Allendale, NJ 07401
201-825-1030

At Brain Balance Achievement Centers, we don’t just work with a child’s strengths or provide strategies to compensate for a weakness. We tackle your child’s learning, behavioral, or developmental challenge head on by addressing the core issues at the most fundamental level. We integrate cognitive, sensory-motor, and nutritional training into a unique, drug-free, whole-child approach that goes beyond the symptoms to address root causes. Call our center today to learn more or schedule a comprehensive assessment.

PINNACLE SCHOOL
44 Commerce Road, Stamford
203-409-0068
Email [email protected]

Pinnacle School is an accredited, co-ed, independent day school for students in grades 2–12 who are diagnosed with High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and related disorders. Students with average to superior cognitive ability thrive in a challenging academic environment. Students’ programs are individualized and implemented by professional, warm and supportive staff. Students integrate with peers and have access to services under one roof. Child centered, parent welcoming. Call 203-409-0068 to schedule a tour. pinnacle-ct.org

SOUTHFIELD CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENT
85 Old Kings Highway N., Darien
203-202-7654

The Southfield Center is a family-centered, interdisciplinary practice dedicated to providing comprehensive diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational services for children and teens across a wide range of challenges. We offer a warm, inviting environment with a team of more than 30 skilled practitioners trained to provide an integrated approach to learning, emotional, and behavioral issues, including: academic challenges; poor organization and time management skills; ADHD; speech and language delays; autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, and nutritional concerns.

SPECIALIZED LEARNING SERVICES AT GREENWICH EDUCATION GROUP
44 Commerce Road, Stamford
203-409-0069
Email [email protected]

Specialized Learning Services at Greenwich Education Group offers practical, individualized solutions to address learning differences and help your child thrive academically, socially and emotionally. Assessment Services: Neuro-psychological & Psycho-educational, Executive Functions, Speech & Language, Gifted, Academics. Clinical & Coaching Services: CBT, Speech & Language, Reading, Social Skills, Executive Functions, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Behavior Support, Life Events. Education Program Review: IEP/504/ Testing, School Observations/Placement. Academic Tutoring. We offer a free consultation, so call with your concerns. 203-409-0069. greenwichedgroup.com

WOODHOUSE ACADEMY
4 Oxford Road, Building F, Milford
203-877-9121

Woodhouse Academy is a private day school designed to meet the needs of adolescents (grades 8-12) with average and above intelligence who are challenged by learning differences. The Woodhouse program is designed for adolescents who experience attention and organization challenges, academic engagement and motivation issues, learning differences, difficulty understanding and forming social relationships, low self-esteem/confidence, and/or behaviors related to specific disorders (anxiety, depression, school phobia, school anxiety, PDD, Aspergers, OCD).


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