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UPDATED October 2017: 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.
56 Bruceville Road, High Falls
Camp Huntington is a coed, residential program for children (ages 6-22) with autism and related learning and developmental needs. Our summer and weekend camp programs maximize a child’s potential, and locate and develop strengths and hidden abilities. Campers enjoy fun-filled days while learning practical social and life skills. Our unique program of adaptive, therapeutic recreation combines key elements that encourage progress: structured programming, nurturing care, a positive setting, and academic instruction to meet IEP goals.
HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY
535 E. 70th St., New York
Parents seeking the best orthopedic care for their children can visit the #1 hospital in the country for orthopedics. Hospital for Special Surgery’s (HSS) Lerner Children’s Pavilion, a “hospital within a hospital,” provides one-stop care for children with bone and muscle conditions. Doctors, nurses, radiologists and anesthesiologists at HSS have a dedicated focus on children from infants to teens, coupled with a deep understanding of orthopedics, rheumatology, and rehabilitation. Getting the right care the first time is vital. Visiting a specialty hospital ensures that children are on the right recovery path.
ST. VINCENT'S SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICES
95 Merritt Blvd., Trumbull
St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services is a trusted provider of lifelong education and therapeutic services. Our special education school for children, ages 3-21, is an alternative placement option for children with developmental disabilities, special health care needs, and autism spectrum disorders. Physical, occupational, speech-language, and aquatic therapies are all offered as part of each student’s individualized education plan. Parent education and transition support services, adult day and work services, and residential placements are also available.
WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL-CT
57 West Rocks Road, Norwalk
Winston Preparatory School is an innovative day school for students in the fourth through 12th grade with learning differences such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, and executive functioning difficulties. We do this through a process that understands each student, individualizes a program to meet their needs, and that builds a powerful sense of community. We call this process the Continuous Feedback System. This system is designed to deeply understand each student's specific learning profile including their strengths and potential.
YALE CHILD STUDY CENTER - AUTISM BIOMARKERS CONSORTIUM FOR CLINICAL TRIALS (ABC-CT)
40 Temple St., New Haven
Is your child on the autism spectrum? Play an important role in research by having your child participate in a free and confidential study. If you have a child who has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Yale has clinical studies available that examine your child’s social, communication, and emotional skills. This research will lead to new methods to develop, track, and assess treatments in ASD. You will receive a psychoeducational evaluation describing your child’s development over six months. Studies are approved by the Yale Human Investigation Committee-1509016477.