Are services dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals with disabilities using a community-based, person centered approach. These services help these individuals live, grow, and become more independent and productive members of their community. Client choice, independence, and sensitivity to culture and diversity are best realized by committing ourselves to work within our four core values: Quality of focus, Collaboration, Innovation, and Respect.
Some of the Programs We Offer Are:
Community Living Arrangements (Group Homes)
Provides 24-hour supervision for individuals with developmental disabilities. Residential homes are located in New Fairfield, Torrington, and New Hartford. of Connecticut.
Supported Employment Services
Provides a person-centered model of employment supports. These supports may include skill development, needs assessment, community and work exploration, resume and interview supports, job development and placement supports, on-the-job training, and situational assessments. The mission of Supported Employment Services is to promote independence while providing on-going individual supports. We assist consumers in acquiring and maintaining integrated employment in the community, focusing on current needs and future goals. With supported employment, individuals with special needs are employed in an integrated job and supported by a job coach who trains and provides on-going support.
Supported Living Program
Supports consumers in an independent living environment within their community. The mission of EDUCATION CONNECTION’s Supported Living Services is to promote independence while providing long-lasting personalized supports. We focus on community integration, with the expectation that consumers will have something to offer the community in return.