Updated: Autism Schools in Connecticut

I have updated the Autism Schools in Connecticut page. Additions to the page include Benhaven, River Street School and the Giant Steps School.

Benhaven’s Learning Network Site Two School Program is located in Wallingford and is designed to meet the varied needs of children all across the autism spectrum. The school has been operating for more than 40 years and serves students from age 5 through age 21.

Located in Windsor, the River Street School is a service of the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC). The school serves students between the ages of 3 and 21 with autism and other conditions. Several programs area available including an extended school day program and a special vocational services program for students aged 15 and older.

The Giant Steps School in Southport accepts students between the ages of 3 and 21. The school has a comprehensive communication department that features speech-language pathologists, play therapists and an assistive technology specialist. Other programs offered at Giant Steps School include music therapy, an Activities of Daily Living (ADL) program, and vocational training for older students.

If you know of an autism school in Connecticut that is not on my list, please send me a note!

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  1. Hi..my name is Jen…I’m currently looking for a job in the autism field… I am college educated and have over 7 years experience with children 2.5 to 21 years old.please let me know if anyone knows of any openings.