EdAdvance's services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals with disabilities, ages 8 and up, using a person centered, community based approach. These services help individuals to live, grow, and become more independent and productive members of their communities. Our programs support personal choice, collaboration, innovation, and respect.

 Some of the Programs We Offer Are:

Group Homes

Located in Sandy Hook, Newtown, Torrington, and New Hartford, Connecticut, our group homes provide 24-hour supervision for individuals with developmental disabilities.


In Home Supports Program

Our In Home Supports program provides services to people, ages 8 and up, in their homes, allowing them to maintain an independent living environment within their community. Services include, but are not limited to, advancing life and social skills, providing individualized extracurricular programming, as well as developing and implementing behavior plans. Comprised of two DDS-funded services, Behavioral Supports Program (BSP), serving ages 8-21, and Supported Living, serving ages 21 and up, In Home Supports aspires to provide a caring, supportive environment in which inidivuals thrive and families grow together.


The Behavioral Supports Program (BSP) also integrates parent support and education. Staff and parents actively participate with their supported family member in community events, volunteer opportunities, and recreational activities.  


Individualized Supported Employment Services

Our supported employment services include skills development, needs assessment, resume and interview support, job development and placement support, on-the-job training, and situational assessments. We assist people in acquiring and maintaining integrated employment in the community and provide job-coaching for on-going training and support.