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How are Ädelbrook’s Special Education Teachers Using Synchronous Learning in Their Classrooms?
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How are Ädelbrook’s Special Education Teachers Using Synchronous Learning in Their Classrooms?

At the Cromwell Learning Center of Ädelbrook, we serve students across a variety of abilities and ages from middle school through high school. For our students attending in person, they have been working hard to learn our new safety rules, wear masks, and adapt to new schedules. For our students learning from home, they are...

Some good things can happen via ZOOM!
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Some good things can happen via ZOOM!

Because of the pandemic, our Learning Center in Manchester is able to visit their classmates in their homes, via Zoom. One of our classmates lives on a farm and others of course live in the city. Well, the class was zooming together and the child that lives on a farm had chickens who were hatching,...

Ädelbrook’s Educational Centers Return to School for the Extended School Year Program
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Ädelbrook’s Educational Centers Return to School for the Extended School Year Program

Ädelbrook’s special education schools located in Cromwell, Middletown, East Hartford and Manchester started back to school with a blended learning model on July 6th.  After 4 months of teaching through Zoom, Teams, and Google Classrooms our teachers are back to what they love the most – teaching their students in-person in the classroom! Ädelbrook schools...

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Believe in Yourself and You Will Be Unstoppable

At Ädelbrook, we focus on ability, not disability. Our Jordan and Greenbriar residents continue to discover their unique capabilities through innovative programming and community partnerships. While some of our residential youth are able to participate in Special Olympics and other team sports, not all can. However, one activity that suits them all is running. Running...

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The Perks of Our New Coffee Business

Introducing the newest business at the Ädelbrook Learning Center: “Cook’s Coffee Cart!” In an effort to create more on campus job opportunities we opened a coffee cart — where students get to practice job skills, and on Fridays staff get the “perk” of having coffee delivered to them! Throughout the week, there are a number...

A Letter from the White House
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A Letter from the White House

We empower our students to get involved, to speak their minds and to be themselves. So when East Hartford Learning Center student Jonathan wanted to write the president to ask him how it is decided who gets to be on currency and wanted to suggest that Rosa Parks be considered for a bill, he was...

Onward and Upward
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Onward and Upward

Looking back at the promotion and graduation ceremonies earlier this month, the staff at Ädelbrook can take great satisfaction in their success in serving this special population of young people. At the Learning Center in East Hartford, Joel Cruz, from the Institute of Hispanic Families gave the commencement address in the newly painted gymnasium. In...

No More Looking Back!
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No More Looking Back!

When this young girl first arrived at Ädelbrook’s Learning Center – Manchester, she was often unable to process her surroundings or communicate her wants and needs. Over time our teaching staff worked with her to build trust to develop coping strategies and to open her up to the wonderful world around her. This picture was...

Finding Ways to Connect: Communicating Through Texture
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Finding Ways to Connect: Communicating Through Texture

While you wouldn’t notice it at first glance Tracy* is, in a lot of ways, a typical 18 year old girl. She’s boy-crazy, she has a sense of humor and while she may know what you’re asking, she’s not so interested in complying… She also has autism and is nonverbal … and as Rachal Hovey...