Town Resources

Resources for parents and educators in Southington, Plantsville, Marion and Milldale

Special Needs

Adapt and Learn, LLC.

Alescia Ford-Lanza, MS OTR/L, ATP, Occupational therapy and assistive technology services to families of children with special education needs.
Southington ,

Phone: 860-790-0116

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Ben Was Here

Ben Was Here provides assistance for asthma-related prescription costs to families with limited insurance coverage.

109 Churchill St

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Communication Foundations

Communication Foundations, LLC, is committed to treating the whole child, using a family-centered, functional approach to therapy.

Speech: (860) 853-0205
OT: (860) 798-8638
Tutoring: (860)836-1685

963 Queen Street, Suite C

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Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP)

The ECCP is a state funded program and is provided at no cost to parents and early childcare centers. The ECCP offers consultation to parents and early childhood educators to promote children’s social and emotional development for children birth to age five. , Contact Julie Condit, LPC, NCC, Email:

Phone: 860-348-2292

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Grants and Resources for Families with Special Needs

A list of resources for grants for medical equipment such as wheelchairs or adaptive bikes, grants to help with medical costs, wish organizations and other ways you can brighten up your child’s day as compiled on the "Joyful Journey Mom" site.

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Infinity Music Therapy Services

Infinity Music Therapy Services offers high-quality, client-centered music therapy services at their location, in home or at your child's school or childcare. Experience treating children and adults with developmental disabilities, mental health needs, ambulation needs and more. A variety of music classes are being scheduled for children of all ages.
New for 2018, a 1/2 day Music Therapy Summer Camp for ages 5-16 designed specifically for children with special needs with peer models.

196 Queen Street

Phone: (860) 518-5557

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Jennifer Charbonnier, PhD, LMFT, LLC

Marital and Family Therapist with over 30 years experience working with individuals, couples and families. Specialty is working with families with kids with behavioral and emotional struggles, parental coaching and school collaboration. , 51 North Main Street

Phone: 860 388-3520

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Joan Schmidt, Speech Language Pathologist

Joan Schmidt MA, CCC-SLP, is a Speech Language Pathologist specializing in early childhood and school age population. She is a certified implementer of the Picture Exchange Communication System. She works for a local school system and see patients privately in their home, especially in the summer.


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Kellys Kids – Animal Therapy Programs and Summer Farm Camp

Programs at the farm or your group's location. Summer day camp., 9 Spring Road
Prospect, CT

Phone: 203-232-3546

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Next Steps Parent Support Group

The Next Steps Parent Support Group is for parents of children with special needs in the Southington area and is a place to bring questions, find support and take part in general discussions on topics relevant to family caregiving. Next Steps connects family caregivers directly to other family caregivers to share information. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at The Summit in Plantsville.
For more information about the support group, contact Lori at or Carrie at

261 Summit St
Plantsville, CT 06479

Preschool Screening by Southington Schools

Southington Public Schools offers free preschool screening for parents who have concerns regarding their children’s development, speech and language and behavior. Preschool speech/language pathologist and/or a preschool special education teacher will conduct the screening.

Phone: 860-628-3200 x332

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SoCCA – Southington Community Cultural Arts Center

Music, art and pottery classes for ages 3 to adult; exhibits and performances; and creative and vocational artisan training for those with disabilities.
A variety of summer programs are offered.

93 Main Street, Corner of Main Street and Berlin Avenue
Southington, CT

Phone: 860-276-1581

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Southington CT Special Needs Families

Southington CT Special Needs Families is a Facebook group for parents, siblings, and caregivers who live in Southington and surrounding towns and have a loved one with special needs. As well as teachers, therapists and medical professionals who work with our beautiful children are also welcome to join as well.

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Southington Public Schools and Integrated Preschool Program

The Southington Public School District has 8 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 high school and an alternative high school.
To determine which school your child will attend visit the school/street directory at

Their Southington Integrated Preschool program, which has approximately 50% typically developing children who serve as peer models for the students who require special education, meets at Wrinn Preschool Center at Hatton Elementary School (3 classrooms) and Strong Elementary School (1 classroom).


Phone: Registration, preschool and special ed: 860-628-3200 x332

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Special Education Department of Southington Public Schools

The Southington School District offers a continuum of Special Education services to meet the individual needs of students, ages 3 - 21, identified as needing special education.

Phone: (860) 628-3200

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The Cove Center for Grieving Children

The Cove Center for Grieving Children specializes in helping children and adolescents who are grieving the death of a significant person in their life. Thus non-profit offers free child-focused, family support groups, a "Good Grief" school program, professional development, a weekend camping experience and community outreach.

250 Pomeroy Ave, Suite 107
Meriden, CT

Phone: 203-634-0500

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