Under the Connecticut Birth to Three system, and following the regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C, CREC Birth to Three serves infants and toddlers and their families in north central Connecticut.
Homebound Instruction for Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities
Homebound instruction in a hospital or home setting within the CREC region for students, 3 to 21 years of age, who have multiple disabilities and/or medical needs.
IPM: Integrated Classrooms for Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities
Classrooms within the CREC region for students, 3 to 21 years of age, who have multiple disabilities and/or medical needs. Staffed by a special education teacher, registered nurse, and paraprofessionals. Services include OT, PT, SLP, and music therapy.
Consultation Services: Complex Medical Conditions or Physical Limitations
On-site consultation services within the CREC region for students, 3 to 21 years of age, who have multiple disabilities and/or medical needs. Emphasis is placed on assisting schools with implementing new programs, improving existing ones, and promoting best practice.
The Soundbridge Preschool helps young children with hearing loss develop their listening and spoken language abilities in the context of an integrated, developmentally appropriate, NAEYC-accredited preschool.
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.
Community Based Group Homes
Providing residential programing in a community-based setting.
CREC provides districts with a series of webinars and the opportunity to collaborate on important issues related to identification and instruction of students with Dyslexia.
Neurobehavioral Consultation Services
Neurobehavioral consultation services provided by medical consultants to the River Street School.
Special Education Services
Customized workshops, technical assistance, and coaching sessions designed to meet new professional development requirements, focusing on methods for implementing IEPs through the development of specially designed instruction.
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.
STRIVE (Southern Transition Real-World and Independent Vocational Education)
The STRIVE Program is a community-based transition program for students with disabilities ages 18 to 21 years old. The students participate in community-based work experiences, independent living skills, and community outings.
Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI) Framework
How to develop, maintain, and extend comprehensive practices. Develop and enhance SRBI structures in a single school or district-wide.
Developing and Implementing Secondary Transition Planning
Technical assistance and professional development for transition planning. CREC specialists work with staff to complete a transition plan that connects all annual goals, objectives, and activities.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Framework for designing curricula and learning environments that allow all students to reach the same high goals by reducing barriers and providing rich supports for learning.