Services for Children
We are making a positive difference in the lives of the children and families we serve through comprehensive services designed to optimize academic, social, behavioral, and emotional development.
IPPI is committed to using proven methods that work. Our professionally trained staff deliver the highest known quality of services and employ the evidence-based treatment methods of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to treat individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Early Intervention Birth to Three Years
Early intervention impacts multiple areas of a child’s life including communication, social skills, academics, and behavior challenges. We believe in customizing ABA therapies so the interventions meet the individual needs of each child and their families. Children work one-on-one with a trained therapist on individualized goals that focus on developing skills so that the child can participate as fully as possible with his or her family and community. We consider the family a invaluable part of the treatment team.
Home-Based ABA Services
ABA therapy is provided in the familiar environment of the family home and provides a perfect setting to work on practical daily living skills like mealtime and bedtime routines. An ABA-based behavior plan is developed and offers solutions that reduce stress and create a better quality home life for families. The plan serves as a guide for encouraging positive behavior and exploring learning options. Home visits are flexibly scheduled to meet the family’s needs.
Center-Based ABA Services
Center-Based ABA Services are one-to-one ABA therapy sessions that take place at a facility rather than in the home. Center-based services offer opportunity to generalize skills in a new environment, with opportunities for socialization in small group activities with peers that help develop communication, play, and social skills, in a structured environment. Home and center-based ABA treatments work together, each offering unique benefits that build different skills.
School-Based ABA Services and Partnerships
IPPI offers a wide range of service options to school districts, maximizing available resources and working collaboratively with teachers, administrators, and other specialists to offer sustainable, high quality educational programs to all students. We provide consultation, training and evidenced-based interventions that are committed to the principles of ABA, Applied Behavior Analysis, allowing us to maintain a high level of consistency and quality in delivery.
Approved Private Special Education Schools
The IPPI Learning Academy is a recognized and approved Private Special Education School with locations in Stratford and Naugatuck, Connecticut. A third location in Stamford will soon be opening soon. The school serves students in Kindergarten through 12th grade with a variety of disabilities including autism, emotional disturbance, ADHD, and intellectual disabilities. Referrals are made by school districts and/or parents in the state of Connecticut.
Transition for Teens & Young Adults
When students with disabilities begin to “age out” of the school system they have the opportunity for increased independence. We assist transitioning students with the life skills training necessary to make a successful transition to adulthood. IPPI offers individualized programs for students aged 18 to 21. We engage the student, their family, and the school district in creating a program that matches the student’s interests and skill level and meets the school’s IEP objectives.
Permanency Services Foster Care Program
IPPI partners with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) to provide a number of services to the department and other referral agencies to support foster youth in Connecticut. We recruit and facilitate the training of highly skilled foster parents, offer case management, clinical supervision, and pre and post-placement support and services. We know that each child in foster care has their own unique personality and needs a stable, loving environment in which to thrive.
Mental Health Services
We offer a wide range of therapeutic and behavioral services for both individuals and groups. Our clinicians offer evidence based, trauma informed practices and recovery strategies geared to enhance the emotional well being of children, adults and families. Currently we have two outpatient mental health and wellness clinics, one in Barre, VT and one in Hamden, CT that serve children and families.