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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...

October 7, 2019October 7, 2019by
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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...

August 6, 2019August 6, 2019by
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...