What We Do
Autism Spectrum Disorders
The Kennedy Center serves individuals from birth to seniors with diagnoses on the Autism Spectrum including Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Aspergers Syndrome.
The Kennedy Center Birth to Three Program offers diverse and comprehensive early intervention services. It is not an autism specific program, however some families with children on the spectrum choose our program. Referrals and funding can be obtained through the Connecticut Birth to Three System.
For children ages 3 to 21,, services can be accessed through The Kennedy Center Autism Project. The Autism Project accepts referrals from the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Developmental Services, Boards of Education, privately funded contracts and private pay.
For individuals over 21, The Kennedy Center offers a Social Skills Group specifically for individuals with Aspergers Syndrome.
In addition, for persons on the Autism Spectrum who also have an Intellectual Disabilty, The Kennedy Center offers the following Programs and Services:
- Competitive Employment
- Supported Employment
- Individualized Community Supports
- Community Experience Programs
- Mobility Services
- Intensive Supports
- In-home Supports
- Clinical/Behavioral Supports
The Kennedy Center presently has one behaviorist who is credentialed as a BCaBA behaviorist, and a second master's level behaviorist with extensive in-home supports for persons on the Autism Spectrum.