Clinical, Developmental & Therapeutic Programs

Clinical, Developmental & Therapeutic Programs

Clinical, Developmental and Therapeutic (CDT) Programs


EASTCONN operates two Clinical, Developmental and Therapeutic (CDT) programs in Northeastern Connecticut: Northeast Regional Program (NRP) in Danielson and Educational and Vocational Center (EVC) in Columbia, both serving grades K-12.


These programs are designed for students who need a highly structured, supportive, therapeutic environment in order to achieve academic and behavioral success. The programs emphasize supporting students in acquiring the academic, social, emotional and behavioral skills necessary to successfully return to their local public schools or a less restrictive environment, and combine individualized instruction with a multimodal approach and high-interest materials to maximize learning.


Members of our multidisciplinary team, including psychologists and Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), are also available to consult with districts to assess program or district-wide needs, with the goal of building in-district capacity to develop and support student programs in their home schools/communities.


Calendar

2022-2023 School Year Calendar

For more information, please contact:

Gregory Biggs
Gregory Biggs
Principal, Educational and Vocational Center (EVC)
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860-228-4317
Greg Biggs joined the EASTCONN team in 2016 as the Principal of EASTCONN’s Educational and Vocational Center (EVC). Prior to his work at EVC, Greg was the Assistant Director of Education and Lead Teacher for 8 years at the day school at the Susan Wayne Center of Excellence, a residential and clinical day treatment program in Thompson, Connecticut. Greg was drawn to EASTCONN by the opportunity to work with diverse groups of students from across eastern Connecticut, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with professionals across a variety of academic, clinical and related-service settings. In his work at EVC, Greg applies the educational philosophy of EASTCONN’s Clinical, Developmental and Therapeutic programs, which holds that all students can learn and succeed with a personalized and tailored educational program that meets their current needs. Greg lives in eastern Connecticut with his wife and two children. They have a St. Bernard named Bock who goes everywhere with them. At 150 pounds, he’s an impressive travel companion. In Greg’s free time, he enjoys golf, board games and hiking with his family.
Kurt Mias
Kurt Mias
Principal, Northeast Regional Program (NRP)
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860-779-6794
Kurt Mias is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Principal of Northeast Regional Program (NRP), which is located in Killingly, Connecticut. He joined the EASTCONN team in 2012 as a School Clinician at Northeast Regional Program. Prior to coming aboard, Kurt worked as a family therapist at a non-profit, community-based agency in Hartford, where he helped treat juveniles involved in the legal system and their families. During his time at EASTCONN, Kurt has held a variety of roles, including School Clinician, Lead Clinician, Dean of Students and Principal. He is a PMT Coach, has a master’s in Social Work from Springfield College, an 092 Intermediate School Administrator Certification from Sacred Heart University, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Connecticut. Kurt’s approach to facilitating student and staff success is to build a school culture of empathy and compassion by understanding each person’s experience and using research-based interventions with fidelity and consistency. Kurt lives in Rhode Island with his wife and son. He has a true love for distance running, bouldering and premier league soccer.

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