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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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.
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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...
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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
Talent Acquisition Partner
All our new employees and most of our current employees have gone through Fatima Silva on their journey to becoming an Ädelbrook employee as she is our Talent Acquisition Partner. Fatima exemplifies our values of compassion, commitment and trust. Her welcoming manner and desire to help gives our applicants a wonderful first impression.
Fatima has been with Ädelbrook for 5 years and has paved the way for hundreds of applicants to become employees. Our recruiting sector has seen a sizable growth over her tenure and Fatima now leads 2 additional staff members who all work tirelessly to fill vacant positions. Her ability to remember a name is remarkable as is her ability to use alternative means to reach potential applicants.
While away from work Fatima enjoys spending time with her 3 beautiful daughters. She also enjoys tennis, soccer, and traveling. Fatima has the artistic ability to plan and decorate for parties and events. We feel lucky that she has shared this talent with us.
Ann Burgoyne, is our first community volunteer to join the Youth and Community Advisory Board. This board’s purpose is to:
Provide a way for our youth and staff to come together with the community to be involved with each other through conversations, events, fundraising for those events, planning of work groups (painting, landscaping) and more.
Create independence in different environments. Interact with other community members that our youth normally would not.
Expand access to community activities and on-grounds classes and/or demonstrations.
Ann loves listening to the young adults who join the meetings of our Advisory Board. She fit right in and was able to connect with and come up with wonderful ideas to support our children and young adults. Because of COVID-19, our meetings have been virtual or not at all. We all look forward to the time when we can come together and once again brain storm ideas to help our children and young adults. Ann has long been associated with Ädelbrook through the Bethany Covenant Church and her husband, Howard, who is on Ädelbrook’s Board of Directors.
East Hartford Learning Center Graduate
Breanna is a recent graduate of the East Hartford Learning Center (EHLC). When she arrived at Adelbrook 2 years ago she had several obstacles she had to overcome to reach her end goal of earning her high school diploma. Breanna was always a very smart and capable student when it came to her academics. However, she struggled with having low attendance and some behavioral challenges that prevented her from reaching her full potential. Like any student being transferred to a new school she had little trust in her teachers and staff at first. Over time, Breanna was able to build trusting relationships with staff and was able to talk about some of her challenges.
These relationships were the key to her success because the staff was able to support her, listen to her, help her, and guide her to a place she was comfortable in to be able to work on those challenges. Only then was she able to improve her attendance and invest in her focus on completing high school. Breanna earned high honors almost every quarter while in our program. She also found an outlet to cope with her challenges and that is writing.
Breanna enjoys helping others and has found by writing about her experiences she not only helps others but helps herself as well. Breanna has become another one of EHLC many success stories that not only inspires staff and students but reminds us all that when we persevere anything is possible.
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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.