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Oak Hill School's VOICES Co-Op

The VOICES Co-Op stands for Valuing Our Individual and Collective Empowering Stories and is a parent support group that meets on the last Monday of the month through June.  The mission of the Co-Op is to help parents and caregivers work together to gain support, understanding, knowledge, and confidence in dealing with children with varying abilities. The next meeting is on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 11:30 - 12:45 with coffee and tea being served.

The ARC Connecticut

 www.thearcct.org

Central CT ARC, Farmington Valley ARC, Hartford ARC (900 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT    06105, 860-218-6000), Southington ARC, etc.

The Arc of Connecticut is an advocacy organization committed to protecting the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and to promoting opportunities for their full inclusion in the life of their communities.

The Arc Autism Now: Autism Society of CT

Autism resource for parents, teachers, employers, and individuals.

A.S.P.E.N. 

http://www.aspennj.org

9 Aspen Circle, Edison, NJ 08820  732-321-0880

Asperger's Syndrome Education Network is a national organization that provides education and support to families and individuals affected by Asperger’s Syndrome.

Autism Families CONNECTicut

www.autismfamiliesct.org

600 N. Mountain Road, Newington, CT. 06111

Mail:  PO Box 370162, West Hartford, CT. 06107  860-474-3444

Network connects families and resources/services

Autism Society of America

  http://www.autism-society.

7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 650, Bethesda, MD 20814-3015  1-800-3-AUTIS or 301-657-0881         

ASRC 

www.autismconnecticut.org

101 N. Plains Industrial Rd, Wallingford, CT.  06492  203-265-7717

Annual resource fair in November, annual conference at SCSU in March, and a directory of service providers

Autism Speaks

www.autismspeaks.org

1 East 33rd Street, 4th floor, New York, New York 10016

Dedicated to raising funding for:  research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder.  See the listing on the website for Day Programs under Resource Guide.

Center for Children’s Advocacy

www.kidscounsel.org 

2070 Park Street, Hartford, CT 06105

Mail:  65 Elizabeth St., Hartford, CT. 06105  860-570-5327

Listing of placement resources/transition programs

CT FEAT: CT Families for Effective Autism Treatment

www.ctfeat.org

PO Box 370352, West Hartford, CT. 06317 

Listing of service providers; networking; parent volunteers

CT Down Syndrome Congress

 www.ctdownsyndrome.org

200 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT. 06450 

Mail:  PO Box 243, Meriden, CT.  06450  203-351-1157 or 888-486-8357

Newsletter and message board to announce programs

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC)

 www.cpacinc.org 

338 Main St, Niantic, CT.  06537  860-739-3089 or 800-445-2722

A CT nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with a disability or chronic illness, age birth through 26. The Center is committed to the idea that parents can be the most effective advocates for their children. See Resource Directory.

CT Parent Magazine

www.ctparent.com

List of education resources by county in CT

Connecticut State Agencies 

www.sde.ct.gov

  •  Connecticut Birth to Three System
  •  Connecticut Department of Children & Families (DCF)
  •   Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
  •  Connecticut DDS Helpline
  • Connecticut Infoline 211
  • Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), Bureau of Special Education
  • Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services (BRS)
  • Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (national)

www.copaa.org

Connecticut members:  www.educationadvocacyllc.com

National Autism Center

http://www.nationalautismcenter.org

41 Pacella Park Drive, Randolph, Massachusetts 02368  877-313-3833

A nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting effective, evidence-based treatment approaches and providing direction, information, training, and services to families, practitioners, organizations, policy-makers, and funders.

NEAT at Oak Hill

www.neatmarketplace.org

120 Holcomb Street, Hartford, CT.  06112  860-243-2869 

OASIS - Online Asperger’s Syndrome Information and Support 

http://www.aspergersyndrome.org

A national online support group and resource for parents, professionals, and individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome.  Includes chat rooms, as well as publications, resources, and comprehensive information.

SERC (Special Education Resource Center)

www.ctserc.org

25 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, CT.  06457  860-632-1485

SpEdConnecticut (Learning Disabilities Association of CT)

www.spedconnecticut.org

75 Charter Oak Avenue, Suite 105, Hartford, CT. 06106

Provides a continuum of services and resources.

 

 

               

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