The Transitional Academy students make and sell dog treats at the Ädelbrook Bark-ery store located at Riverview Center, Suite 125, Middletown...
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The Learning Center in Cromwell is on remote learning through October 30, 2020
The Transitional Academy in Middletown is on remote learning though October 30, 2020
Fall 2020 Re-Engagement Plans for Ädelbrook Students and Staff
Despite the state shutting down earlier this year because of the pandemic,
thousands of nonprofit employees continued to work and take care of children.
Ädelbrook is proud to be a part of these critical frontline workers.
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At Ädelbrook we promise to offer the most comprehensive individualized plans to help each person reach their full potential in the least restrictive environment. We offer the promise of a future filled with achievement, happiness and hope. We promise our students quality education provided by exceptional teachers who engage each individual as they pave a path toward graduation and adult living.
They say it takes a village to raise a child. This is profoundly true for children with autism. From the diagnosis, at any age, to the evaluations and assessments and treatments that follow, our families and their children work with teams of people to help provide services that will lead to a successful happy life for their child. We are blessed to have so many that are part of our team to create home, school and community environments that are safe and welcoming.
Giving to Ädelbrook
There are many ways you can make a difference in the lives of those we serve through donations. Whether it’s money, time, or goods, your caring contributions help make Ädelbrook a place where people can find hope, healing and achieve success as productive citizens.
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.
Every year Ädelbrook holds two major fundraiser events that are not only fun to attend but they also provide much needed support...
If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career working with individuals of all ages, Ädelbrook offers a variety of job opportunities...
There are many ways you can make a difference in the lives of those we serve through donations. Whether it’s money, time, or goods...
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What Our Parents Say
Ädelbrook staff did an incredible job of putting me at ease — I felt like I was sitting with family. They were fantastic, compassionate and that they should be the model for how to treat others with respect!
Ädelbrook is meeting (our daughter’s) educational needs, dealing with her emotional growth and boosting her self-esteem.
The support and stability the boys have gotten has made them happier and less aggressive. We are all much happier and it is so much more about the quality of time we spend together.
Faces of Ädelbrook
Employee of the Quarter
Solomon Leonard has been with Ädelbrook since 2016. He recently moved from our residential programming to the East Hartford Learning Center where he is a social worker. His clinical skills have set him apart and he immediately made a powerful impact with the students. He is relatable, funny and engaged. However, it’s more than just that, he goes above and beyond for the students without hesitation. He shows them with deeds how much he cares by bringing in clothing, hygiene supplies and sneakers for the students who are in need. When he found out one of the students wasn’t going to be having a Thanksgiving meal, he delivered a hot meal to their home. Solomon is a true role model for students and staff alike, we are lucky to have him here at Ädelbrook.
Student, TLC—East Hartford
Wandynel “Wandy” (on the right) has made tremendous progress here at the East Hartford Learning Center (EHLC). When she arrived to the EHLC she had several areas, both behaviorally and educationally, identified for improvement. It took time for staff to earn Wandy’s trust, but as she built meaningful relationships with staff, and she learned that they only wanted the best for her. It was only then that she became engaged and invested in her success within the school.
Her most recent achievements include High Honors and Most Improved Student of the Quarter. She has also found another passion, and that is helping her fellow students. When one of her peers is having a bad day, or is struggling emotionally, she has been a trusted peer who has been able to turn their day around. Wandy has become one of the many success stories that is truly inspiring for both the staff and students at the EHLC.
Jeff King, Senior Hydrogeologist and Regional Manager at GeoInsight, Inc., has been a volunteer with Ädelbrook since he golfed in our 2015 Golf for Kids Tournament. Jeff’s son is on the spectrum and he saw the great work that was being done for individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, and wanted to help. He has been an incredible member of both our Golf for Kids and Cheers for Ädelbrook fundraising committees. He is always eager to help, cheerful and full of great ideas. GeoInsight, Inc. has been supportive of him in this endeavor as well and they have helped with sponsorships and creating large poster board signs at their facility for our events. Jeff lives in Southington with his wife Deb and their son JJ. Make sure you say hi to Jeff when you see him at our next event.
Executive Team Member
Sabrina Demsky-Cameron, MSW, LCSW, our Executive Vice President, has been with Ädelbrook since June of 2009. She began her career here as the Program Director for one of our Therapeutic Group Homes, and quickly worked her way up through Clinical Program Director, Director of Residential Programming, Chief Operating Officer in 2016, and then in July 2019 she became the Executive Vice President. In addition to her role at Ädelbrook, Sabrina is working on her Doctorate of Social Work through Southern Connecticut State University. Sabrina is also a wife and a very busy Mom to three active children. Sabrina’s compassion for those we serve is evident in all she does.
From the Ädelbrook Blog
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Because of the pandemic, our Learning Center in Manchester is able to visit their classmates in their homes, via Zoom....
Ädelbrook’s special education schools located in Cromwell, Middletown, East Hartford and Manchester started back to school with a blended learning...
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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.