Connecticut Core Standards Workshops
Professional development workshops and coaching to assist districts with transitioning to the Connecticut Core Standards as the foundation for curriculum, assessment, rubrics, and instruction.
John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center
CREC's John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center offers specialized clinically-based educational academies and programs for adolescents, summer programs, an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic for young children through adults, an outdoor Adventure Therapy Program, and catering.
Lincoln Academy is designed to address the needs of students in grades 6-12 who have demonstrated an episode(s) of extremely poor judgment, or who struggle with social, familial, or intrapersonal difficulties that impact their ability to succeed in a public school setting.
Polaris Clinical Day School
The Clinical Day School offers a solid foundation for the learning and support that teenagers in grades 6-12 with learning disabilities and/or significant social, emotional, mental health, and/or behavioral challenges deserve and require.
Consultation Services: Complex Medical Conditions or Physical Limitations
On-site consultation services within the CREC region for students, 3 to 21 years of age, who have multiple disabilities and/or medical needs. Emphasis is placed on assisting schools with implementing new programs, improving existing ones, and promoting best practice.
Community Based Group Homes
Providing residential programing in a community-based setting.
Helping new and experienced teachers gain a greater understanding of specific practices, and providing useful options for educators in need of skill development for professional improvement plans.
Academy for Life, Employment, and Purpose (LEAP)
LEAP offers structured support and guidance from caring adults to enable students success in job settings and with independent living skills. Students have (or nearly) finished grade 12, may have an intellectual disability, mental health diagnosis, or other challenges.
STRIVE (Southern Transition Real-World and Independent Vocational Education)
The STRIVE Program is a community-based transition program for students with disabilities ages 18 to 21 years old. The students participate in community-based work experiences, independent living skills, and community outings.
Instructional Methods for Exceptional Learners
A variety of customized workshops to assist districts in developing and refining academic, social, and behavioral inclusion practices for PreK-12 and transition classrooms.
Connections offers students in grades 9-12 extra structure, support, and creative incentives to stay engaged in the learning environment and to promote positive goals for the future. Significant focus is placed on vocational training and experience.
ATLAS has been designed to address not only the educational needs of a more fragile student, but also the social and emotional issues that may further hinder a student from reaching their full potential.
Developing and Implementing Secondary Transition Planning
Technical assistance and professional development for transition planning. CREC specialists work with staff to complete a transition plan that connects all annual goals, objectives, and activities.
Vocational services for students aged 15 and older, including work and training opportunities on campus and in community work sites.
CREC's River Street School has taught kids on the autism spectrum for over fifty years.