Program areas at St VINCENT'S Special Needs Center
St. Vincent's Special Needs Center operates residential programs to provide living facilities for multi handicapped adults. There were approximately 46 adults in this program at the end of the fiscal year. St. Vincent's Special Needs Center also operates residential services for children who require 24 hour nursing care. Approximately 8 children were in this program at the end of the fiscal year. The state of Connecticut provided approximately $8.5 million in funding for these programs. The adult program was initiated in 1985 and the program for children was introduced in 2001. These programs allow individuals with disabilities "to live in the community" with the assistance of a dedicated residential services staff and support services. Children in residential services receive education and therapeutic services five days a week.
Changing images work services addresses the goal of working in the community. St. Vincent's Special Needs services provides the support, training, job development and on-site assistance, which enable men and women challenged by developmental disabilities to break free of the old stereotypes of "handicapped" workers. For our program participants it means new opportunities for doing productive, meaningful work and being paid for it in the business community. Approximately 130 adults were in this program at the end of the fiscal year. The state of Connecticut provided approximately $3.3 million of funding for these programs.
The feroleto children's development Center provides a Special education school for children with multiple developmental and medical conditions. The school has been certified by the state of Connecticut as an approved private Special education program since 1960. It is offered as an alternative placement to school systems for children ages three to 21 with multiple developmental and/or medical Needs such as cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, seizure disorders, neuro motor diseases and medical conditions requiring nursing support services. The school provided services to approximately 79 students during the fiscal year ending june 30, 2019. The feroleto Center also provides a birth-to-three early intervention service which assists the families of Special Needs children from birth to age three. Various departments of the state of Connecticut provided approximately $380,000 in funding for these programs.