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Since 1966, the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC), working with and for its member districts, has developed a wide array of cost-effective and high-quality programs and services to meet the educational needs of children and adults in Greater Hartford.

Services Offered By CRECWe Offer

CREC Trude Mero Family Resource Center

The CREC Trude Mero Family Resource Center creates a welcoming community and a one-stop service center for families and students who attend CREC's regional magnet schools or suburban schools through the Hartford Region Open Choice Program.

Made in the Shade

The Capitol Region Education Council, responding to stated needs from our partner districts, has designed the Made in the Shade summer program to meet the academic, social/emotional, recreational and behavioral needs of students entering grades 1 through grade 5.

Schools and Programs Offered By CRECSchools and Programs

Farmington Valley Diagnostic Center

FVDC provides an interim educational setting for students who are experiencing significant difficulties in their own school or transitioning from one educational setting to another. Students are provided with a fresh start in a new setting and the opportunity to better understand their own strengths while developing skills that will enable them to be more successful within their schools, families and communities.

John J. Allison Polaris Center

The Polaris Center has evolved into a comprehensive treatment center offering a myriad of quality educational and clinical programs for students from kindergarten to post-high school transition. Specialized programming and services include academic instruction by highly-qualified special education teachers, supportive counseling and case management, behavioral intervention and support, a school-based health center, and vocational/transition experiences.

River Street School

RSS provides comprehensive academic and life skills curricula for students aged 3 - 21 who present with a variety of behavioral, communicative, and neurological disorders including autism spectrum disorders, seizure disorders, identified genetic syndromes such as Fragile X, metabolic disorders, and those students with dual diagnoses. The Vocational Services Department provides additional skills development as appropriate and transitional training to students turning 21. Programming is designed to deliver successful learning experiences commensurate with each student's developmental and cognitive level. Our multi-disciplinary clinical staff supports programing through daily collaboration with instructional staff, family consultation, interagency coordination, and professional development training for other professionals.

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