About Academy for Life, Employment, and Purpose (LEAP)
The Academy for Life, Employment, and Purpose (LEAP) is for students who need to further strengthen their life skills and who need employment and job-readiness training. Students in this program have (or nearly have) finished grade 12. They may have an intellectual disability, mental health diagnosis, or other challenges. A vital component of LEAP is structured support and guidance from caring adults to enable students to be successful in job settings and with independent living skills.
The CREC John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center educational programs serve children and adolescents who struggle with learning disabilities and emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric issues. Polaris provides comprehensive treatment, offering quality educational and clinical programming for adolescents and their families throughout Connecticut. All Polaris programming is offered from a trauma-informed perspective as adapted from the Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC) framework. A variety of academies within Polaris have been developed to focus on the unique academic and clinical needs of our students, with a strict adherence to their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
Visit the Polaris Homepage to learn more about what the center offers.