EASTCONN’s Related Services group, which includes assistive technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology professionals, has moved its home base to EASTCONN’s Conference Center and Administrative Offices at 376 Hartford Turnpike (Route 6), Hampton.
Until October, the Related Services group was housed in EASTCONN’s Commerce Drive facility in Columbia.
“We had some great, unused spaces in Hampton that we knew would be perfect for this group of providers and our Assistive Technology (AT) Lending Library,” said Related Services and Assistive Technology Coordinator Carol Magliocco, Ph.D., PT, ATP.
“In addition, Hampton was more centrally located in the EASTCONN region, which makes it easier for district staff to access the Lending Library. It also saves time when we travel to districts that request our services,” she said.
School districts that are members of EASTCONN’s AT and AAC Consortium have full access to the AT Lending Library, which houses a collection of AT and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices. Consortium members may borrow and test a range of assistive devices with their students with special needs, ensuring that the borrowed tools are a good match for their student – before a district purchases them.
Related Services falls under EASTCONN’s K-12 Pupil Services umbrella, the agency’s special education group, which includes the Autism Program in Columbia; two K-12 clinical day treatment programs; a Regional Transition Services program; the Woodstock Academy Cooperative; and Psychological and Behavioral Consultation Services.