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Elizabeth Ives School for Special Children 
Address: 70 State Street
North Haven, CT, 06473
Description: Elizabeth Ives School for Special Children, Inc. provides programming to meet the needs of students who are emotionally disturbed, neurologically impaired, speech-language disordered, autistic, mildly mentally retarded, learning disabled, or multi-handicapped. Since many of our students manifest behavioral difficulties, we offer a comprehensive behavior program that teaches social skills, conflict resolution, cooperation, self-discipline, and acceptance of responsibility. Our environment fosters the development of the critical perceptions of capability, significance, and power to change things for the better. We offer multiple strategies to help students improve academic skills, increase time on task, and increase appropriate behavior through coping skills and decision-making. In addition to the regular curriculum, a specialized vocational skills/life skills program affords students with opportunities to prepare for the future through a combination of functional academics, socialization activities, daily living skills, vocational activities, and community participation.

Our staff/student ratio allows us to implement highly individualized academic and behavior programs. Students are grouped based upon developmental and social levels. We provide on-going evaluation, and continually recommend modifications to program implementation when necessary. We invite parents to work collaboratively with the Ives staff. A therapeutic component is available as are speech and language services. Additional services, such as physical therapy and occupational therapy, are contracted through the sending school system.  
Ages: 5-21
Gender: Both 
Capacity: 22 
Director: Linda A. Zunda,(203) 234-8770, linzun@aol.com
Fax: (203) 234-7238 
Note: This program accepts day students referred by school districts.  
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