John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center
CREC's John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center offers specialized clinically-based educational academies and programs for adolescents, summer programs, an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic for young children through adults, an outdoor Adventure Therapy Program, and catering.
Lincoln Academy is designed to address the needs of students in grades 6-12 who have demonstrated an episode(s) of extremely poor judgment, or who struggle with social, familial, or intrapersonal difficulties that impact their ability to succeed in a public school setting.
Employee Assistance Program
Aids district and town employees experiencing personal problems. This counseling and referral service serves district and town employees and their families who are experiencing individual or family difficulties.
Positive Youth Development
High-quality programming for youth and their families to promote literacy, career readiness, and lifelong learning.
Polaris Clinical Day School
The Clinical Day School offers a solid foundation for the learning and support that teenagers in grades 6-12 with learning disabilities and/or significant social, emotional, mental health, and/or behavioral challenges deserve and require.
School Climate & Bullying
School climate refers to the quality and character of school life. This training provides support to school staff and builds capacity for the development and maintenance of a positive and respectful school climate.
Community Based Group Homes
Providing residential programing in a community-based setting.
Advanced Alternate Route to Certification for Special Education (AARC)
An exciting and innovative 14-month competency-based course of study approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education for certified teachers to earn a cross-endorsement in Comprehensive Special Education.
Farmington Valley Diagnostic Center
The Farmington Valley Diagnostic Center (FVDC) provides an interim educational setting for students who are experiencing significant difficulties in their own school or transitioning from one educational setting to another.
Supporting Positive School Climate
Experts assess school climate, develop programs and services aligned with the SRBI framework, and provide professional learning opportunities on important subjects such as bullying, PBIS, restraint, rules and routines, and discipline.
Neurobehavioral Consultation Services
Neurobehavioral consultation services provided by medical consultants to the River Street School.
Academy for Life, Employment, and Purpose (LEAP)
LEAP offers structured support and guidance from caring adults to enable students success in job settings and with independent living skills. Students have (or nearly) finished grade 12, may have an intellectual disability, mental health diagnosis, or other challenges.
Mental Health and Creating Safer Schools
Professional development training opportunities and school-specific technical assistance to help school leaders, faculty, and staff in understanding how to increase safety while enhancing social/emotional and academic achievement for all students.
ATLAS has been designed to address not only the educational needs of a more fragile student, but also the social and emotional issues that may further hinder a student from reaching their full potential.
Strategies to Improve Executive Functioning
CREC's work with C8 Sciences of New Haven resulted in new strategies and techniques to support students struggling with attention deficit. The partnership allows districts access to this tool with training through CREC.