Special Needs

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Every child is special and some have special needs. Whether its ADHD, asburger’s, cerebral palsy  or another form of disability, help is available through resource centers and service providers around Connecticut.

 

Special Needs Organizations & Resources:

Ädelbrook in Cromwell

Ädelbrook is a multi-service agency specializing in behavioral and developmental services. We are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of families and individuals, of all ages, as they relate to intellectual/developmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. We offer residential, education, ...
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C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp in Milford

The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp is a safe, natural outdoor environment for kids ages 8 to 18 from around the world who have survived life-altering burn injuries. We encourage camaraderie coupled with physical and social activities to develop ...
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Camp Rising Sun in Colebrook

Camp Rising Sun welcomes any child aged 5-17 who has faced a diagnosis of cancer to a week of fun and friendship. Campers can be in treatment, in remission, or anywhere in between. Camp is held in the beautiful hills ...
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Easter Seals Coastal in stamford

Easter Seals Connecticut provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Easter Seals is a non-profit organization fundraising for & ...
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IAN: Innovative Autism Network in Plainville

Innovative Autism Services is dedicated to providing the highest level of understanding and quality of services for families looking to live beyond the label of autism. Through meaningful connections built on individualized expertise and compassion, we partner with your family ...
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St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services in Trumbull

St. Vincent's Special Needs Services provides special education, recreation programs, therapies, medical care, and residential facilities for children and adults with complex developmental disabilities and/or medical conditions. 95 Merritt Blvd Trumbull, Connecticut 06611 https://www.facebook.com/stvincents.specialneedsservices ...
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The SEED Center in Greenwich

THE SEED CENTER (CENTER FOR SOCIAL ENRICHMENT AND EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT) The SEED Center is the premier provider of Autism Services in Connecticut. We strive to create the most effective learning experience at our center, in your home, in your school ...
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The Talcott Center for Child Development in Farmington

The Talcott Center for Child Development is a privately owned therapy center for children with special needs and their families. Offering occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy services, a comprehensive autism program, as well as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) ...
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Boundless Playgrounds:

“The Land of Ahs” playground in Killingly

"The Land of Ahs" playground - 572 Hartford Pike, Killingly, CT The main goal of a Boundless Playground is to provide all children (disabled and typically abled) with the opportunity to play together. An additional goal for designing these playgrounds is to have them accessible ...
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Addison Park in Glastonbury

Addison Park - 419 Addison Rd Glastonbury, CT A multi-purpose facility that houses softball fields, outdoor basketball courts, soccer and lacrosse fields, a boundless playground, tennis courts, picnic areas and an outdoor swimming pool. Addison Pool is an "L" shaped pool with ...
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Bloomfield Boundless Playground

Bloomfield Boundless Playground - 390 Park Ave.  Bloomfield, CT. Community playground, open to the public, where children of all abilities can play together. The playground is accessible to children who are fully able as well as to children who have physical, sensory ...
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Bodie’s Place in Milford

Bodie’s Place -  725 North Street, Milford, CT (Click for more pictures) Bodie’s Place is a community playground located in Milford, Connecticut, at Eisenhower Park for all people, no matter their abilities, ages or interests to enjoy each other and the world ...
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Buckingham Park in Avon

Buckingham Park - Avon - 10 Buckingham Road, Avon CT Fully accessible children’s playground. There are two (2) all-purpose fields and one full-sized, regulation baseball field. Open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Golf is prohibited and dogs are not allowed on the fields.  ...
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Connor’s Place Boundless Playground in Somers

Connor's Place Boundless Playground -  96 Field Rd Somers, CT 06071 Connor's Place is a playground and picnic area that is open to the general public. The site includes ample seating areas, as well as a fully covered pavilion that is available for ...
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Devon’s Place in Norwalk

Devon’s Place - 325 West Avenue. Norwalk CT Working with the City of Norwalk and Boundless Playgrounds, a site adjacent to Stepping Stones Children’s Museum was developed into a regional playground for all children. Challenges included incorporating the play elements into a ...
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Didi Wein Playground & Mikey’s Playground in Stamford

Didi Wein Playground & Mikey's Playground -1035 Newfield Avenue Stamford, CT Didi Wein Playground & Mikey's Playground is a kid friendly park located in Stamford CT. The playground is built on two levels:Mikey's Playground, the early childhood area for ages two to five on ...
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Friendship Place in Berlin

Friendship Place - 1088 Norton Road, Berlin, CT Community playground, open to the public, where children of all abilities can play together. The playground is accessible to children who are fully able as well as to children who have physical, sensory and ...
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Hannah’s Dream in New Haven

Hannah's Dream - 350 Woodward Avenue, New Haven, CT A huge playground in the huge East Shore Park. Hannah’s Dream includes a sandbox (bring your own toys), several swing stations, and several play structures, including half a dozen slides. One section is ...
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Jonathan’s Dream in West Hartford

Jonathan's Dream - 335 Bloomfield Ave. West Hartford 06117 CT The playground is designed to be universally accessible. While the needs of children with disabilities played heavily in the design considerations, Jonathan's Dream is definitely a playground that all children will ...
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Kids in Motion in Cheshire

Kids in Motion - 557 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT Kids in Motion was a Cheshire, Connecticut based non-profit organization dedicated to building a Boundless Playground. The state of the art playground is a place where individuals of all abilities and ages can play, ...
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Maeve’s Dreamland in Waterbury

Maeve's Dreamland in Schofield Park - 251 Bunker Hill Avenue, Waterbury, CT Community playground, open to the public, where children of all abilities can play together. The playground is accessible to children who are fully able as well as to children ...
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Mikey’s Place in Wethersfield

Mikey's Place - 330 Garden Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109 Mikey’s Place has two primary playscapes. The one for smaller children feels like it goes on forever and is in a well fenced area with other equipment and activities. The playscape for older children ...
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My Friend’s Place Boundless Playground in South Windsor

My Friend's Place Boundless Playground - 150 Nevers Road South Windsor, CT If you live in the South Windsor area, this playground is a great place for you to bring your children, and interact with them in a clean, safe family ...
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New London Rotary Centennial Playground

New London Rotary Centennial Playground -Toby May Field Ocean Avenue New London, CT Community playground, open to the public, where children of all abilities can play together. The playground is accessible to children who are fully able as well as to children who ...
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Our Children’s Place Newington

Our Children's Place - 131 Cedar Street Newington, CT The attraction is a universally accessible town playground to be called ``Our Children's Place Every Child's Dream'' and modeled after Jonathan's Dream in West Hartford. These playgrounds are designed to encourage disabled ...
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Rotary’s All Inclusive Playground in Ridgefield

Rotary’s All Inclusive Playground - 195 Danbury Road, Ridgefield CT Features include transfer stations, ramps, high-backed swings, lowered monkey bars and elevated sand tables, all to accommodate children who use wheel chairs, walkers or leg braces. Some equipment, such as sway ...
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Twin Meadows Boundless™ Playground in Stamford

Twin Meadows Boundless™ Playground  - 800 Stillwater Avenue Stamford, CT When Frank and Lori Mercede had difficulties finding a playground where their twin daughters, Nicola and Jacki, who as a result of trauma at birth suffers from quadriplegic cerebral palsy, could play ...
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