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

Web Site: http://www.adaptandlearn.com

Autism Families CONNECTicut

Autism Families CONNECTicut was founded in January 2010 by a group of parents, grandparents and family members who recognized that there were limited weekend recreational and social activities specifically targeted to children on the autism spectrum in Connecticut. Initially, to fill that gap, the focus was on providing programming for children on the spectrum, ages 5-12. While still the focus, programming has since expanded to include preschoolers ages 3-5, teens ages 13-19, and young adults ages 20-29 on the autism spectrum, as well as siblings and parents when appropriate.
Programs are locally based, high quality, low cost, accessible to families and run by professionals. Every program is held in a safe, non-judgmental environment, designed to encourage children, teens, and young adults who attend to have fun, get active and make friends. Most programs are primarily on the weekends and are multi-week long.

600 North Mountain Road
Newington, 06111

Phone: (860) 474-3444

Web Site: http://www.autismfamiliesct.org/

Autism Services and Resources CT

For over 20 years, ASRC has held to the ideal that everyone deserves to live their best life possible. This belief guides ASRC’s mission: to provide lifelong access to opportunities for persons on the autism spectrum with the goal of being fully-included and participating members of their communities. ASRC is a non-profit that serves as Connecticut’s resource for autism services and supports.

101 N Plains Industrial Rd
Wallingford, 06492

Phone: (203) 265-7717

Web Site: https://ct-asrc.org/

Ben Was Here

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

109 Churchill St
Southington,

Web Site: http://www.benwashere.org

Center for Pediatric Therapy

For over 20 years, CPT has continued its commitment to the children in our community by providing one-on-one occupational, speech, and physical therapy services specifically designed for your child’s needs. Whether your child has difficulty sitting still, mastering handwriting, struggles with speaking or understanding, or is bothered by sensory stimuli (sounds, food, clothing), CPT can help! Therapy sessions are play-based and child-directed to the extent that children do not even realize that they are participating in therapy. Our parents are amazed at the tasks in which clinicians are able to engage their children. Center for Pediatric Therapy’s goal remains to support, guide, and educate not only the children but parents and educators as well to facilitate success. If you have noticed that your child struggles with typical everyday activities, please give us a call. We participate with major insurance carriers.

2360, 101 N Plains Industrial Rd # 2
Wallingford, 06492

Phone: (203) 949-9337

Web Site: http://centerforpediatrictherapy.com/

Cheshire Fitness Zone

Cheshire Fitness Zone (CFZ) offers a multitude of therapeutic programs that uniquely meet you and your family’s needs. CFZ was designed specifically for children and adolescents of all ages and abilities. They feature three main therapy areas to include physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT) and speech therapy (ST). Our physical therapy gym has a full array of exercise equipment biomechanically designed to fit children as well as a 32-foot long rock climbing wall. In addition, the physical therapy space has a baby-friendly room and a private treatment room. The occupational therapy space features two sensory gyms and two fine motor rooms. The speech department boasts a number of individual treatment rooms.

382 S Main St
Cheshire, 06410

Phone: (203) 250-9663

Web Site: https://www.cheshirefitnesszone.com/

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
Southington,

Web Site: http://www.communicationfoundations.com/

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: jcondit@wheelerclinic.org

Phone: 860-348-2292

Web Site: http://www.eccpct.com/

Elim Park Cheshire

Elim Park is a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community whose mission is to provide the community’s residents with quality care in a Christ-centered environment through beautiful apartment homes, customizable living options, comprehensive wellness programs, and cutting edge medical facilities.

150 Cook Hill Rd
Cheshire, 06410

Phone: (203) 272-7550

Web Site: https://www.elimpark.org/

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.

Web Site: http://www.tsalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Ultimate-List-of-Grants-and-Resources-for-Families-with-Special-Needs-Joyful-J.pdf

Hospital for Special Care

Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth-largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving both adults and children. HSC is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders, spinal cord injury, comprehensive heart failure, and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder.

2150 Corbin Ave
New Britain, 06053

Phone: (860) 223-2761

Web Site: https://hfsc.org/

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
Southington,

Phone: (860) 518-5557

Web Site: http://www.infinitymusictherapy.com/

Ivy Rehab – Wallingford

Whether you need physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports medicine, lymphedema management, LSVT BIG treatment, or any of our other treatments or programs, Ivy Rehab is here for you. This Ivy Rehab clinic also offers women's health, pelvic floor, and incontinence program. The Wallingford staff is happy to walk you through the necessary paperwork and assist in any way possible, including insurance questions and scheduling. They even call your insurance company for you to help you understand your benefits.

101 N Plains Industrial Rd Ste 100
Wallingford, 06492

Phone: (203) 265-0018

Web Site: https://www.ivyrehab.com/location/wallingford-ct/

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. JCharbonnierNOS@aol.com , 51 North Main Street
Southington,

Phone: 860 388-3520

Web Site: http://jcharbonnier.net/

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.


Southington,

Web Site: http://schgj@cox.net

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

Web Site: http://www.kellyskids.org

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 stevelori@cox.net or Carrie at cgfolig1@cox.net.

261 Summit St
Plantsville, CT 06479

Planning Across The Spectrum

Planning Across The Spectrum's mission is to help individuals and/or the care teams of those with ASD to feel financially free. They help individuals all across the spectrum enhance their quality of life while walking the path of financial independence. Their aim is to create long-term relationships to journey with you through each phase of life. The Planning Across the Spectrum team’s knowledge has been obtained not only through education and work but also personal experience.

74 Batterson Park Rd Floor 1
Farmington, 06032

Phone: (860) 606-0977

Web Site: https://planningacrossthespectrum.com

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

Web Site: http://www.southingtonschools.org/parents-students/preschool

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

Web Site: http://www.southingtonarts.org

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.



Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/902218763121502/

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 https://www.southingtonschools.org/parents-students/school-street-directory.

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). http://www.southingtonschools.org/parents-students/preschool


Southington,

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

Web Site: https://www.southingtonschools.org/parents-students

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

Web Site: https://www.southingtonschools.org/district-departments/special-education/resources

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

Web Site: http://www.covect.org