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The Kennedy Center Autism Project is offering a wide range of programs this fall and winter, including:

Creative Connections: all ages
Parents Empowering Parents (PEP)
TOPS (Transition Opportunities for Postsecondary Success): 18–21yrs.
Hanging with Friends: 18+yrs
Preschool Pals - 3-4yrs.
Explorers: 5-11yrs,
Move and Groove: 5-11yrs.
Trailblazers: 12-16yrs.
Jump and Jive: 12+yrs.
Future Strong: 16-21yrs.
Among Friends Snack Social: 5-21yrs.

Click above for more information and to register by mail. To register/Pay online, go to:

Questions? Reach out to Amy Dingwall, MAT at or call 203-332-4535 ext. 2356

To Pay by Check:
*Checks can be made out to The Autism Project (please include the registration page with your check)
*please make sure you email me to let me know, so I can hold your spot
send payment to...
The Kennedy Center, Inc.
2440 Reservoir Ave.
Trumbull, CT 06611
Attn: Mary Pat DeCarlo/Autism Project

The 2022-2023 Tenpin will start on Sunday September 11, 2022 at Nutmeg Bowl, 802 Villa Avenue, Fairfield, CT. Click on the link above to download the form, enroll and receive information regarding the Awards Banquet.  Please return the completed form by Friday August 26, 2022 to:

S. Calabro
84 Romanock Road
Fairfield, CT 06825.

Summer Health Tip about Staying Hydrated!

AP Project Summer 2022 Program Schedule & Registration Information

Press release announcing partnership between The Kennedy Center and Paratore Enterprises to bring SafePass San-Air decontamination products to federal and state government agencies, branches of the military and law enforcement throughout the U.S.

Click on the headline above and check out the Trumbull Times article highlighting The Kennedy Center's 2022 'A Unique Perspective' Calendar and launch event on Wednesday, December 8.

November 15-18, Kennedy Center President & CEO, Rick Sebastian attended the ISSA Trade Show for the International Janitorial and Facilities Services Industry. At the show, Rick and two other nonprofit industry leaders, Joe Diaz, COO with Didlake in Manassas, VA and Jimmie Vickers, Senior Operations Executive with Global Connections to Employment in Pensacola, FL, were asked to join a webcast panel to discuss the tremendous opportunity of tapping into the disability community as a solution to the workforce crisis.

Click on the title above to watch this fascinating and informative interview and stay tuned! Interviewer, Jeff Cross, ISSA Media Director will be conducting follow up interviews that feature the disability community. Next up - onboarding practices that ensure people with disabilities achieve success at their jobs.

KES and Milford, CT- based, Boost Oxygen are partnering to assemble the company's display units for Walmart stores across the country. Click on the link to read the full story published in the CT Post on November 26, 2021.

A Unique Perspective 2022 Calendar Pre-Sale

News announcing the opening of a second Kennedy Center Palm & Able Thrift Shop location.

CT Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit Program

Trumbull Times Article Covering The Kennedy Center WOW! on a Wednesday Event, September 22, 2021

The Kennedy Center announces partnership with Pathfinder Associates Inc. to assume management responsibility.

We are happy to share the Fall 2021 - May 2022 Autism Project Program Schedule! We will be using the hybrid approach to programming this full September 2021 through May 2022 Program Schedule. If life "opens up" a bit more in the Fall/Winter/Spring, we will look to do more in-person programming.

You have several options for programs and pricing that works for your family. You can purchase classes in several ways: in-person only, online (zoom) only, or both in-person and online. You can also purchase for just the Fall Session, the winter/spring session, or both sessions. Please contact Amy Dingwall, MAT at or 203-332-4535 ext. 2356, for pricing by session.

If you will be participating on Saturday mornings in-person for Music Notes, Move and Groove or Jump & Jive, we are offering a free "Among Friends Lunch Social Group", to allow extra time with friends. Please use the discount code: APTHANKYOU at checkout or put a note in if paying by check. If you only joining us for the Among Friends Lunch Social Group, without any other Saturday classes, there is a fee of $130.00 for the full 2021-22 year. This group meets in-person only, one time per month.

Payment information:

Pay by Check:
*Checks can be made out to The Autism Project (please include the registration page with your check)
*please make sure you email me to let me know, so I can hold your spot
send payment to...
The Kennedy Center, Inc.
2440 Reservoir Ave.
Trumbull, CT 06611
Attn: Mary Pat DeCarlo/Autism Project

Pay online:

*When you click on the program, there is a drop-down that you can choose from online, in-person, or both and then "add to cart"
*When you are ready to check out remember to use the discount code APTHANKYOU if you qualify for the free Among Friends Lunch Social Group.

Join The Kennedy Center on September 22 for Music, Crafts, Zumba, Shopping and Snacks as we Kick-off the Start of our Fall Programs and More!

Kennedy Center Vaccination Policy Update

The Kennedy Center of Connecticut is supporting a federal agency’s nearly 400 locations by providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) through a contract creating new, local employment opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

President & CEO Rick Sebastian gives the latest information on visitation policy at our homes, reopening of programs and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

The Kennedy Center is offering affordable, certified PPE to the local community.

Based on state and federal guidelines, many of The Kennedy Center's day programs and services remain closed.

WTNH News 8 featured The Kennedy Center's efforts to acquire and distribute PPE through the Palm & Able e-commerce platform.

In addition to temporary program closures announced last week, The Kennedy Center is restricting all visitors to our program sites and residential homes.

A look back on a year of art created by artists of diverse abilities was celebrated Dec. 5 in the City of Bridgeport’s Margaret E. Morton Government Center.

Nearly 300 people came together on Nov. 16 to celebrate abilities and new possibilities at The Kennedy Center’s 55th Annual Four Seasons Ball, honoring Bigelow Tea and President and CEO Cindi Bigelow.

The Kennedy Center is bringing fierce fashions and great deals to 39 Lindeman Drive in Trumbull for a Pre-Thanksgiving Pop-up Shop on Thursday, Nov. 21 and a Pre-Holiday Shop on Dec. 13, 14.

A retired retail executive and Sacred Heart University professor is helping The Kennedy Center launch a new kind of retail destination and social enterprise in Connecticut. 

This family-friendly-event features a timed 5K at 9 a.m., open to all runners, walkers and strollers.  A kids’ 100-yard dash and a kids’ ¼ mile run precede the main event.

"While, like you, I am deeply disturbed by the allegations in this case, I know these actions do not define The Kennedy Center and the work we do each day."