Resources Specific to the State of Connecticut

ConneCT Kids

State of Connecticut, Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education

Special Education Resource Center (SERC)

ConnecticutParentAdvocacyCenter (CPAC)

Other Resources

Adaptive Technology for Persons with Special Needs
New England Adaptive Technology marketplace in Hartford (with a satellite facility in Stratford, CT) – has products, equipment and services (eg. scooters, lenses, all sorts of technology tools) for everyday activities for persons with special needs; many can be rented or used before purchasing. Many are refurbished tools that are lower costs than buying new.
Sorenson VRS (SVRS) empowers deaf and hard of hearing callers, who use American Sign Language (ASL), to conduct video relay conversations with callers who have no hearing impairment. Sorenson Communications was the first to design a videophone specifically for the deaf community. They were also the first to provide a videophone at no cost to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.
Talking Tom Cat – (free app for Iphone and Ipad) By Outfit7
Description: Tom is your pet cat that responds to your touch and repeats everything you say with a funny voice. You can pet him, poke him or grab his tail. Record your own videos of Tom, save them to your library and send them as MMS, share them on YouTube & Facebook or send them by email.

  • Talk to Tom and he will repeat everything you say with a funny voice.
  • Pet him to make him purr.
  • Poke his head, belly or feet.
  • Grab his tail.
  • Pour a glass of milk for him.

Note: Your earphones must have a microphone otherwise Tom won’t be able to hear you!
iPhone 1st generation owners: Animations are a little sluggish because of the slower processor.
iPhone 3G + iOS4 owners: Animations are slower.

Information about Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

CHADD – Children Adults Hyperactivity Disorder

National Institute of Mental Health – Attention Deficit Hyper-activity Disorder

ADHD Information Library

Information about Asperger Syndrome

Autism Spectrum Connection

Information about Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Society of America

Unlocking Autism

Autism Speaks

Information about Down Syndrome

National Down Syndrome Congress