Educational Resources






Consultants & Advocates







The University of Connecticut
A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in developmental disabilities
263 Farmington Ave MC 6222, Farmington CT 06030
Tel: (860) 679-1500 or (866) 623-1315
Fax: (860) 679-1502
A Federally funded program dealing with developmental disabilities and provides technical assistance, dissemination, exemplary services and research.

ACES Behavioral Services Center
Donn Sottolano PhD and James A Hoko, PhD
350 State Street, North Haven, CT 06473
Tel: (203) 498-6844
ACES is a State of Connecticut approved facility for individuals ages 3-20. It offers small classes and high student to staff ratios during both the regular school year and in the extended summer year that conducts autism-specific programs and strategies. ACES offers ABA program development, supervision, implementation and certification.

Center for Inclusive Press International/Center for Integrated
Education & Community 
Founded by: Jack Pearpoint
47 Indian Trail, Toronto, Ontario CANADA M6R 1Z8
Tel. (416) 658-5363
Fax (416) 658-5067

Communitas, Inc.
The Community Place, 730 Main Street, Manchester, CT
Tel. (860) 645-3177 (the Community Place)
Email: Bev Jackson
International organization to help include everyone into community life.

Department of Education, Special Education, & Pupil Services
Due Process: Tel. (860) 807-2017
Complaints: Tel. (860) 807-2027

Cooperative Educational Services (CES)
25 Oakview Drive, Trumbull, CT  06611
Tel. (203) 365-8800
Regional support services designed to enhance the quality of preschool and kindergarten programs for all children, including those with disabilities, ages 3 to 5.  Provides training and technical assistance to support school systems, community programs, and families.

Parents, Let's Unite for Kids
516 N. 32nd Street, Billings, MT  59101
Tel. (406) 255-0540
Fax (406) 255-0523

PEAK (Parent Education & Assistance for Kids) 
611 North Weber Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Tel: (719) 531-9400
Fax: (791) 531- 9452
Offers up-to-date information to parents and educators on inclusive education.

Special Education Resources Center (S.E.R.C.)
25 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, CT 06457-1520
Tel. (860) 632-1485
Resources and training for anyone interested in the education of exceptional children and youth, a resource library, parent resource packet, and computer software.

The Center on Human Policy, Syracuse University, School of Education
805 So. Crouse Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13244-2280
Tel. (315) 443-3851 
Fax (315)-443-4338 

TASH:  The Association for Persons with Severe Disabilities
1025 Vermont Avenue NW Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005
Tel. (202) 540-9020
Fax: (202) 540- 9019
Conferences available through association; also newsletter.

Consultants & Advocates

Ann Majure PhD Educational and Behavioral Consultant
346 Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492
Tel (203) 269-6273

Ann Marie Voccola
P.O. Box 297 Monroe, CT 06468
Tel. (203) 398-3102

Behavioral Development & Educational Services
Lynne Guilmette
501 Westport Ave., Box 70, Norwalk, CT 06851
Tel. (203) 227-0471

Benhaven Learning Network
Linda Grimm
Landmark Building
1026 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492
Tel. (203) 234-1996

Cindy Stramandinoli
Parents & Friends of Lower Fairfield Center & Associated Group Homes
Vice President
146 Silvermine Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850-1607
Tel. (203) 359-2455

Connecticut State Department of Education
Contact:  Tom Badway
Tel.  (860) 713-6935

Eileen F. Luddy & Associates
114 Old County Rd, Higganum, CT 06441-4446
Tel. (860) 345-2532
Consultants for Families, Schools and Adult Agencies

Greenwich Autism Program
Susan Izeman, PhD
132 East Putnam Ave., Cos Cob, CT 06807
Tel. (203) 629-1880

Judy S. Itzkowitz, Ph.D., Educational Consultant
106 Talcott Ridge Road, South Windsor, CT 06074
Tel. (860) 644-6810,   Fax  (860) 644-6430

The Learning Network
Ben Haven
187 Half Mile Rd, North Haven, CT 06473
Tel. (203) 239-6425
Advocacy and training

Noreen J. O’Mahoney, C.S.W., S.D.A Collaborative Advocacy/Associated, LLC
P.O. Box 575, Wilton, CT 06897-0575
Tel. (203) 221-4555

Rammler and Wood Associates
80 Toad Ridge Road, Middlefield, CT 06455
Tel. (860) 3380-165; Fax (860) 349-7084
Consultant with school systems.

Rosalie Greenbaum, PhD
174 Fox Run Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840
Tel. (203) 972-6889

STAR Inc., Lighting the Way…
Linda Snell
182 Wolfpit Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851
Tel. (203) 354-0142
Assists families in P.P.T. meetings, I.E.P. development, U.S.E. course, and provides educational consultation, lending library of materials and books.


SPED*NET New Canaan (Special Education Network of New Canaan)
Contact: Anne Eason, Esq.
P.O. Box 1612, New Canaan, Ct, 06840
SPED*NET New Canaan is a network of parents who are interested in special education issues, holds seminars during the school year, and provides handouts and information. SPED*NET aims to empower parents, professionals and children to become more effective advocates in their communities.

SPED*NET Wilton (Special Education Network of Wilton)
Contact: Eve Kessler, Esq.

SPED*NET Wilton is a special education network that holds a monthly forum for discussing issues and ideas and developing strategies for special education. Additionally, it serves as both a parent to parent support system and an advocacy network for families of those with special needs.

STEP of Darien (Support for our Town’s Exceptional People)
YWCA of Darien/Norwalk, 49 Old Kings Highway North, Darien, CT 06820
Phone: (203) 655-2535 ext. 27            
Fax: (203) 655-9137
This organization supports parents in their role as advocates for their children with special needs. STEP is committed to advancing, involving and including Darien’s residents with disabilities in all facets of our community.

We Belong- Inclusion in Fairfield County (IFC)
Contact: Eva Greenwald
Phone: (203) 554-4462
A network of individuals from Fairfield County who are interested in Inclusive Education for students with disabilities. Six meetings a year are held at the Westport Library in Westport, CT.