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Links to services in New Canaan, CT  06840

  • Arts For Healing 24 Grove Street, New Canaan, CT.  Music and Art Therapy for children (toddlers through teens) with disabilities.  Call (203) 972-2982.  www.artsforhealing.org. Summer program being offered.
  • Challenge Baseball - This team, organized in Darien, welcomes baseball players with disabilities from both Darien and New Canaan.  For more info, call Charlie Santos-Buch, Commissioner of Darien Little League Challenger Division (203) 656-3610; Diane Schlinkert, Director of Challenger Division (203) 655-3030; Lynn Gagliardi, Buddy Coordinator of Challenger Division (203) 656-1612
  • Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, 51 Main Street, New Canaan, CT 06840 (203) 966-3967
  • Getabout, Inc. - Transportation for those who are “transportation challenged.”  123 Forest Street, New Canaan, CT   (203) 972-7433.
  • New Canaan Cares –  Programs to enhance overall health and well being of individuals and families. (203) 966-7862.  For more info, check their website at http://www.nccares.org.
  • New Canaan Mounted Troop -  Our therapeutic equine care and adaptive riding programs serve both children and adults with special needs. Contact : Caroleigh Evarts at supertroopers@newcanaanmountedtroop.org or 203-966-0634. More info at http://www.newcanaanmountedtroop.org.
  • New Canaan Public Schools, Department of Special Education.  Darlene Pianka, Director.  Special Education Offices, 39 Locust Street, New Canaan, CT  06840.  (203) 594-4020.  New Canaan Public Schools provides special education services to students from preschool through age 21.  http://www2.newcanaan.k12.ct.us/education/district/district.php?sectionid=1
  • New Canaan Therapeutic Swim - at the YWCA, 564 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT  (203) 966-4528. Several other activities and classes for individuals with disabilities in addition to swimming. www.newcanaanymca.org.
  • Music and Arts for Humanity (203) 966-3300
  • SPED*NET New Canaan, www.spednet.org. Network of parents and professionals in New Canaan who are interested in Special Education and Section 504 issues.
  • Summer Theatre of New Canaan:  Telephone: 203-966-4634
    Website: http://http://www.stonc.org/education/special-needs-program
    Offers a summer theatre program for children with special needs aged 8-18. 
  • TOPSoccer - a local soccer team which encourages players with disabilities to participate.  For more info, contact simperdh@aol.com (Debbie Simpson).
  • Town of New Canaan Dept. of Human Services Vine Cottage, 77 Main Street, New Canaan, CT (203) 594-3076
  • Town of New Canaan Recreation Dept. Waveny House, New Canaan, CT   (203) 594-3600
  • Town of New Canaan Youth Commission 77 Main Street, New Canaan, CT   (203) 594-3076
  • United Way of New Canaan, www.unitedwaynewcanaan.org 28 Vitti Street, New Canaan, CT   (203) 966-4447
  • Volunteer Center of New Canaan 67 Main Street, New Canaan, CT  (203) 594-3083
  • YMCA of New Canaan, 564 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT - Offering classes for youth of all ages with special needs. www.newcanaanymca.org

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