Education

CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES (CACLD)

25 Van Zant Street, East Norwalk

203-838-5010

Supports individuals, families, and professionals by providing information, education, and consultation while promoting public awareness and understanding. CACLD’s goal is to ensure access to the resources needed to help children and adults with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders achieve their full potential.

 

CONNECTICUT CLEARINGHOUSE

334 Farmington Avenue, Plainville

1-800-232-4424

www.ctclearinghouse.org

Connecticut’s library and resource center for information about alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and related issues affecting mental health and wellness.

 

NEW CANAAN CARES

112 Main Street, 2nd Floor, New Canaan P.O. Box 178, New Canaan

203-966-7862

www.newcanaancares.org

Offers a multitude of health-promoting programs directed at youth, parents and the community. Programs are provided to each public and private school in New Canaan on an ongoing basis. Offers parent, youth and community programs aimed at raising community health awareness while providing tools to promote healthy lifestyles, strengthen family systems, boost children’s resilience, build self-esteem and leadership skills, advance effective parenting skills, and reduce stress. The organization also has a wellness library, which lends out both books and videos. (A calendar of events is available on the Web site.)

 

NEW CANAAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

203-594-4020

www.newcanaan.k12.ct.us

Coordinates special education services from preschool students through age 21. All New Canaan Public Schools have special education programs.

 

STAR, INC.

182 Wolfpit Avenue, Norwalk

203-846-9581

www.starct.org

Non-profit membership organization serving infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.  It provides personalized support and advocates for people to live full lives with independence, freedom of choice and personal growth.  STAR's informative Website showcases a comprehensive set of links to sites for local, state and national organizations that serve people with disabilities.  

TALKING WITH KIDS

www.talkingwithkids.org

A national initiative by Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation encouraging parents to talk with their children earlier and more often about tough issues like sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, alcohol and drug abuse.  

WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC)

410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford

1-800-741-2142

www.ct.gov

Dedicated to safeguarding the health of low-income women, infants and children up to age five who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods and referrals to health care