EdAdvance offers a wide range of services to infants, toddlers, school age children, and adults with special needs and disabilities. Our Special Education and Community Services programs serve the educational and developmental needs of individuals from infancy through adulthood.
Community Services for Persons with Disabilities
Our comprehensive services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities, ages 8 and up, using a person-centered, community-based approach.
Our In Home Supports program allows individuals to maintain an independent living environment within their community. Our group homes provide 24-hour supervision for individuals with developmental disabilities.The Behavioral Supports Program (BSP) and Supported Living Program provide a caring, supportive environment in which individuals thrive and families grow together. We also offer individualized Supported Employment Services, and free transportation services to eligible Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) clients in northwestern Connecticut.
Special Education Services:
EdAdvance partners with regional school districts to provide and create quality support services that enrich the individualized needs including customized staffing, technical assistance, professional development and operational needs to enable districts to operate more efficiently and economically. Our highly-qualified staff work collaboratively with local educational agencies to improve student outcomes, support effectiveness and strengthen community partnerships.
The Center for Children’s Therapy (CCT) provides therapeutic services to children and youth from birth to 21 years of age who exhibit developmental delays or who present specific therapy needs. Services include physical, occupational, speech, and applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy as well as a subset of specialities addressing alignment issues, sensory processing difficulties, feeding, and oral motor challenges.
The ACCESS Program: EdAdvance has Special Education programs in Danbury and Torrington to meet the needs of students, families and districts in Litchfield County and surrounding towns. These programs are designed to meet the needs of students who experience challenges in the mainstream school setting, provide specialized therapeutic and educational services, as well as behavior intervention services for students with social, emotional and behavioral challenges. Therapeutic services provides students with a safe, supportive, predictable, and structured environment where they can further develop their executive functioning skills to include problem solving and coping strategies.
EdAdvance offers a variety of educational and related service support to the districts, which include: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech, Counseling, BCBA and Transition services. These services, in collaboration with a highly specialized and trained teaching staff provide comprehensive program development, PPT planning and implementation, and a nurturing therapeutic educational environment.
EdAdvance offers an Expelled Student Program option for districts. Students who cannot go back to their public school based on expulsion can attend this program for up to 12 hours with one counseling session. Students are offered a blended learning curriculum, access to Special Education and Regular Education teachers, and related service staff in a nurturing therapeutic environment. EdAdvance works closely with districts to make sure students are working toward graduation requirements and reintegration into their local school upon completion of the expulsion criteria.