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.
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.
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.
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.