Community Integration: CIP is a day program that includes volunteer opportunities, on and off-site activities, and sensory rooms. The program provides a variety of supports that encourage and build friendships and neighborhood ties.
The Community Companion Homes (CCH) program is overseen by The Arc ECT. CCH providers are community members who have welcomed a person with IDD into their homes to live as part of their family.
Residential Supports: The Arc ECT operates 15 comfortable homes throughout southeastern Connecticut. Community living settings emphasize skills development and individual independence in a therapeutic environment.
Our three Day Support Option programs include volunteer opportunities, on and off-site activities, and sensory rooms. These programs provide a variety of supports that assist with daily living skills and encourage and build friendships and neighborhood ties.
In-Home Supports: Life Skills Instructors provide supports to individuals in their own home or a family home. IHS also works with families and caregivers and uses behavioral, therapeutic and skill development approaches to facilitate maximum independence and community integration.
Community Life & Advocacy: Everyone has a right to full participation in community life—especially the fun parts! The Community Life & Advocacy program facilitates social awareness and independence through exciting activities. We participate in everything from the Special Olympics to Friday night dances to self-advocacy, support, and life skills/empowerment groups. CL&A is the only program of its kind in the region.
The Arc ECT sponsors residential camp opportunities at scenic Camp Harkness on Long Island Sound in Waterford, CT. Accessible beaches and cabins provide vacation fun and sun for campers and much needed respite for families and caregivers.
The Arc ECT’s Employment Transition Center (ETC) trains and places people in both agency-operated micro-enterprises and competitive community employment. The program, which includes a School-to-Work Transition team and a Job Development component, works with men and women ages 16 and up to explore their interests and talents. The program offers assistance with application and interview skills, writing a résumé, and self-presentation.