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St. Vincent's Special Needs Services 
Address: 95 Merritt Blvd.
Trumbull, CT, 06611
Description: The St. Vincentís Special Needs Center School Program, located within the FEROLETO Childrenís Development Center, has been providing a special education alternative to school systems and families since 1960. Students are accepted without regard to race, national origin, religion or sex.

The School Program is intended for students with multiple developmental and/or medical needs, most frequently as the result of cerebral palsy, TBI, seizure disorders, neuromotor diseases and/or medical conditions requiring nursing support services. Services are designed to improve a studentís communication, socialization, motor coordination and academic skills. Increased independence in daily living and heightened self-esteem are outcomes targeted for every student.

The School Program is in session 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, for the 180-day school year. In addition, the program offers a six-week summer session to provide a 12-month continuum of educational instruction and therapeutic intervention. Ungraded classes are small and homogeneously assigned by the studentís age, interests and abilities. Physical, occupational, and speech/language therapy are provided based on studentís individual needs. A certified special education classroom teacher, education assistant and prescribed therapist(s) constitute the instructional team. Other resources include adaptive equipment/assistive technology and augmentative communication specialists, on-site nursing staff, a pediatrician/medical director, specialty medical clinics, a social worker, and a full-services, on-site family support center.

For many students, placement in the School Program represents an interval of intensive instruction and intervention in preparation for placement in a less restrictive, public school program. For others, it can provide the complete educational experience and include learning experiences and personal interactions consistent with preschool, elementary school, and high school curriculums.

This program accepts day students who have been referred by school districts.  
Ages: 3-21
Gender: Both 
Capacity: 70 
Director: Harry Schaeffer,(203) 386-2713, hschaeffer@stvincents.org
Fax: (203) 380-9170 
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