Resources

Autism Services & Resources of Connecticut (ASRC)
ASRC serves a vital role in helping to educate and empower individuals and families affected by Autism. As the state leader in advocacy, training and family support, ASRC is here to enhance the lives of those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as their families.

The Connecticut Family Support Network (CTFSN)
CTFSN is committed to helping families of individuals with disabilities and special health care needs, and the professionals who work with them, find information, resources and supports to improve their lives.

Autism in Connecticut
A listing of events, programs, activities and other information of interest to people in Connecticut living with autism spectrum disorders. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement of the program, services, provider or products listed. Open to all. Sponsored by the Autism Society of Connecticut.

Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.

Down Syndrome Association of Connecticut
DSACT's mission is to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome, by promoting equity, opportunities, inclusion, and by empowering them and their families in all aspects of life.

Advocates

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC)
CPAC is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with any 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, given the confidence that knowledge and understanding of special education law and its procedures can bring.

FAVOR
FAVOR is a statewide family-led, nonprofit organization that is committed to empowering families as advocates and partners in improving educational and health outcomes for our children. FAVOR is the Connecticut state organization of the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. FAVOR offers a single place for families with children who have medical, mental, emotional, and behavioral health challenges to find information, assistance and training.

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Support Groups

Parents of Children with Autism Support Group
An opportunity for parents of children on the spectrum to share experiences and learn from each other. First Tuesday of every month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
Stonington Human Services Building
166 south Broad Street, Pawcatuck, CT
860-535-5015

Southeastern CT Autism Spectrum association, Inc. (SECASA)
SECASA, Inc is a nonprofit organization that has been created by families and professionals who are dedicated to working together. We meet the last Thursday of the Month at the Preston Public Library from 6:30-8:30pm

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Therapeutic Resources

Interim Health of Eastern Connecticut, Inc. 
Speech/language; Occupational therapy; Physical therapy; Social worker; Respite; Home health care. Provides services to individuals and organizations in New London, Tolland, Middlesex, and Windham counties

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc
High Hopes accommodates all four elements of therapeutic riding as defined by North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA): Recreation, Therapy, Sport, and Medicine in a unique way through our interdisciplinary team approach that includes the applied practices of both the Therapeutic Riding Instructor and licensed Therapists in the areas of Physical, Occupational, Speech and Language and Expressive Therapies. Therapeutic riding lessons are planned with the individual’s educational, physical, social and recreational goals in mind.

Infinity Music Therapy Services
Board Certified Music Therapist Jona Jeffcoat has experience working with children, teenagers and adults diagnosed with autism, developmental disabilities, mental health needs, physical delays, anxiety issues and more.  Includes using music at home to continue learning, music therapy as a related service with an IEP, music assisted relaxation, etc.

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