The following are recommended resources in the community, including advocacy, support groups, or research sites that provide more information assisting those with special needs.
Parent Advocacy Center of Southeastern Connecticut:
Specializing in advocacy for children with special needs in Southeastern Connecticut. Serving New London County and beyond. Offers information to parents and agencies regarding services and the rights of an individual with special needs, servicing those from birth to age 26.
Connecticut Family and Support Network:
Connects families and individuals throughout the state with resources and ongoing events by region, helping them find groups and support systems located near them. Provides 1:1 and group support, as well as training and workshops to learn more about individuals with disabilities.
Organization dedicated to providing research and outreach in the latest updates in Autism news, connections, and findings. Provides updates in the fields of research related to Autism, as well as legislation regarding Autism services by state, and navigation for families regarding what Autism is, how to become involved in the community, and upcoming events in a town near them.
Behavior Analyst Certification Board:
Website dedicated to explaining the certification process of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst, and a Registered Behavior Technician. Explains the supervision process, as well as required documentation and educational guidelines, when becoming a BCBA, BCaBA or RBT. More insight into each profession, how it applies to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, and a description of ABA can be found here.