Welcome to Ädelbrook

A Guiding Hand for
Your Special Needs Child

Welcome to Ädelbrook

We raise up your child.

Welcome to Ädelbrook

Let’s reach those
milestones together.

Welcome to Ädelbrook

We can help you handle
life’s ups and downs.

Welcome to Ädelbrook

We specialize in
extraordinary kids.

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When you need help, we have the resources.

We specialize in developmental and intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and psychiatric disorders.

Our Learning Center locations are private special education facilities that provide intensive learning experiences for students ages 3–21.

Providing in-home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy throughout a number of towns statewide.

Licensed residential programming for young men and women diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder and intellectual and developmental disorders.

Occupational therapy for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, and other sensory processing disorders.

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What Our Parents Say

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“ We believe in the transformative power of change. ”

The young people we serve have very complex needs, so we must constantly seek ways to innovate. By implementing proven processes across multiple disciplines, we are able to evolve our care in a way that’s unique to Ädelbrook. The shift we often see in our children not only brings joy to them, but also to their families, and our staff—which keeps us inspired to keep improving each day. This is what it means to provide hope and healing. –Garrell Mullaney, President and CEO


Faces of Ädelbrook

Matt Cyr

Employee of the Quarter

Matt goes above and beyond in his duties as a job coach at the Ädelbrook Transitional Academy. He makes sure all our young adults receive all the tools they need so they are successful in their workplaces. He is kind and thoughtful and offers to do extra duties with students like taking students to the post office for life skills lessons and also offering to pick up extra work shifts in order to fulfil our commitments in the community. Matt is a true asset to the Ädelbrook team.


Student, TLC—Cromwell

Mihaela is a student at the Transitional Academy II. Since her sophomore year she’s been a student at The Learning Center in Cromwell. One thing she is most looking forward to is working in Ädelbrook’s Bark-ery. Mihaela is one of the most positive people you’ll have the pleasure to meet. Whenever you greet her she is quick to tell you how well she’s doing and the next great thing she’s looking forward to. She hopes to be an advocate for others with autism and anxiety disorders.

Martin Zibuda

Volunteer Staff

Martin “Marty” Zibuda is one of Ädelbrook’s amazing volunteers. Marty is a committee member for all of Ädelbrook’s fundraisers and is always at the ready to do what needs to be done the day of the event. The many donations he brings in both financial and in kind are a testament to his relationship with the community. Marty lives in Cromwell with his wife Jane and enjoys golfing, the Yankees, and UCONN Basketball. Make sure you say hi to him at our next event!

Julie Piepenbring

Executive Team Member

Julie Piepenbring is the Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, and oversees all the clinical operations in our congregate care and community based services. She ensures effective collaboration across the various systems in Ädelbrook’s continuum of care. Aside from her work at Ädelbrook, she has a private practice where she specializes in working with children and families, and is an instructor in the Social Work Department at Southern Connecticut State University.


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Yes, The Learning Center — Cromwell serves the majority of our residents on our Cromwell campus, as well as day students from surrounding communities.

We provide a range of staffing from before- and after-school and weekend support, to full 24-hour care, depending on the individual’s needs. Additionally we offer specialized programming for individuals 21 and older, both in their home and community.

The residential program is intended to serve young men and women, between the ages of 12–21. Youth under the age of 12 may be served in this setting with the appropriate approval by the licensing department.

The clinical team works closely with family and support providers to establish a comprehensive discharge plan. Individualized aftercare coordination assists the youth with transition from residential living to a wide range of living situations including: family, in-home supports, group and assisted community living.


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