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Day Support Options at The Arc Eastern Connecticut

We offer people with disabilities the opportunity to live as valued members of our community.  

Your talent, your interests, and your knowledge will be put to use in our community and on-site programs. 


The Arc ECT offers Day Support Option (DSO) programs for people with IDD ages 16 and up who need a bit more structure and supervision than individual support can provide. We offer a variety of non-vocational day programming for young adults through seniors. Our services focus on personal choice while recognizing the specialized, and often complex, needs of the individuals we serve.


We operate at three locations:

  • the Community Integration Program (CIP) is located in our Sachem Street offices in Norwich

  • the Community Plus program is at our Employment Transition Center in Groton

  • a Day Support program is at our Mechanic Street facility in Danielson.


Participants in our Individualized Home Supports program may also take advantage of these programs. The Arc ECT retains a highly qualified nursing staff that is on-site at all times, as well as a caring and creative team of recreation, art and social activities assistants.


The Community Integration Program

CIP in Norwich supports older individuals who sometimes might like a slower-paced day with more in-house activities and daily living supports. Each person’s day is uniquely structured so they can participate in the activities that are important to them.

And for those who enjoy community events:

We go everywhere! Trips to aquariums, parks, libraries, museums, local fire departments, farms, zoos, bowling, movies . . . we repeat old favorites and explore new possibilities. If you’ve always wanted to go apple picking or pumpkin picking -- you can! If a spring picnic is what you enjoy, we will find the perfect spot.


For more information, please call:

Joann Ciritto, Director of CIP in Norwich, 860-889-4435 Ext. 106

Enjoy massage therapy, holiday celebrations, games, live music, or a mix of staff-supported activities based on your interests, hobbies and personality, as well as volunteer and vocational interests and goals.

Community Plus  

Looking for a bit of a faster pace? Community Plus, at the Employment Transition Center in Groton, offers educational, social, self-advocacy, life skills, community and volunteer activities for young men and women ages 16 and up.


Make friends, develop daily living skills and enjoy a sense of accomplishment and camaraderie with the community.


For more information please contact:

Bonnie Jones, Director of Business Development and Transition, 860-449-1529 x 301

Everyone is capable of reaching new heights and thriving in the community.

The Day Program in Danielson


Our classroom style programming offers both recreational and social skills teaching with a wide range of classes: Legos, Cooking, Crafts, Sports, Nature, Music, Fine Motor Exercises, Sign Language and more!


Our program is about YOU: what you want to do, when you want to do it, and how we can help you accomplish it.  We strive to make all of your experiences a learning opportunity that is both educational and fun. 


For more information, please contact:

Susan James, Director of Day Services

860-779-2362 x 507

Sensory rooms at The Arc Eastern Connecticut offer you a home-away-from-home feeling to stimulate the senses or simulate a community outing.

The Arc sensory rooms are available for you to use. What makes each room its own special place is what you bring to it. 

You can:

  • show off your musical talents

  • enjoy the sounds of nature at your leisure

  • paint a spectacular picture of your choice

  • relax with a back massage . . . just for you

  • enjoy a cold soft drink while you relax

  • kick back and watch your favorite movie

Let your imagination be your guide. Nothing is impossible. We provide you with the tools and you make the choice of what you want to do each day. 

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