International Students Welcome
International Students

Short term programs are available to children visiting the Connecticut area from afar. Travel, phone, email, and Skype are used to continue consultation after a child has returned home.

Licensed day care
Preschool Program

On site at the Center, our Garden Patch Preschool provides countless opportunities for play and social interactions with typical peers each day.

Resource Network
Resource Network

The Center collaborates with many talented related service providers including speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and more.

 
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Welcome to our new website!

The Center is thrilled to introduce our new website!  Now that you’re here,  you probably noticed our brand new logo as well.  A fresh new look for…

A Testimonial

Two wonderful parents sent me this testimonial today. What an honor it was to be a part of their little boy’s life for six months!

“Our son was dia…

TESTIMONIALS

I am the mother of a 17 year old child with autism and other life threatening medical issues who is now a junior in high school. We have been Center for Growth and Development clients since the Center opened. However, I ran an ABA program for my son in my home since he was four and used many of the same consultants and therapists currently at the Center for my son’s program before they officially became CGD. Simply put, they were the best therapi…

Mother of an amazing 17 year old

After our family got our autism diagnosis, we were faced with an insurmountable amount of information. However, after talking to our pediatrician and other families, our first step was clear: Call the Center for Growth and Development. Over the last three years, their caring and skilled team of therapists have given us the strategies we need to support our son’s–and our family’s–happiness and success.

A Family of Three, Greenwich, CT

My son was diagnosed by The Yale Child Study Clinic, and The McCarton Center (NYC) as autistic in Early 2006. Both Yale and McCarton advised us that The Center for Growth and Development (owned by Lynn Hartigan) would be the best ABA provider for us, and our son.

We became clients of The Center for Growth and Development in March, 2006.

In November of 2008, Our son was diagnosed by Dr. McCarton as no longer meeting the label of Autism, and …

Dad of two boys

Our son was diagnosed as being on the Autistic Spectrum when he was two and a half. We searched in our home country of The Netherlands for the resources to implement an early intervention therapy plan with no success. We then looked worldwide for the right combination of ABA, speech/oral motor, feeding and occupational therapy within a friendly environment. Finally we found the Center for Growth and Development in Wilton, CT.

After a number of…

Colin & Shirley Iles (Netherlands)

When we first came to the Center for Growth and Development 7 years ago we weren’t sure what would become of our recently diagnosed son. The therapists at the Center worked hard with him adding hours as needed. They took this non-verbal child with no social skills or any eye contact and turned him into a verbal, well functioning member of society. He has always been mainstreamed and most people say he is the sweetest boy they ever met.

It wa…

Appreciative Mother of three

All parents hope and dream for nothing but the best for their children. This certainly does not fall to the wayside when you discover your child has special needs. At age 2, my son was diagnosed with ASD, verbal apraxia, and sensory integration disorder. Although heartbreaking to discover our child has these challenges, we quickly understood that time is of the essence in getting into the appropriate therapies with the right group of people.

M…

An appreciative Mom

Our decision to seek services from The Center for Growth and Development was one of the best decisions we have made. In one of our first sessions, the therapist said, “Come see what your son can do.” Those words were transforming. For the first time I was hearing someone say what he could do instead of what he couldn’t do. They loved my son exactly the way he was but did not put any limitations on the potential they saw for him. They laughed at h…

Mother of a six-year-old

It is with great pleasure that I recommend The Center for Growth & Development to families in need of ABA therapy for their children. Having served my boys, now ages 11 & 13, for the past ten years, the Center for Growth and Development means much more to us than just our ABA provider, they are like family.

As founder of the Autism Parents Group, a support group of over 200 families with children on the autism spectrum in FairfieldCounty, a bo…

Patti Sylvia

Our 6 year-old was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder three years ago. We spent one year in a public school program, which was a frustrating experience. It is a horrible feeling to know that time is of the essence for interventions that will significantly impact the outcome of your child’s life, and to have to simultaneously wait for the resolution of administrative issues that limit the quality of care your child is receiving.

Thankful…

Two very happy parents

When our son was diagnosed with Autism, we were shattered. The only thing that made our lives bearable was the knowledge that he was in the hands of such highly capable and compassionate therapists. Without the crucial intervention provided by The Center, he would not be the happy, engaged and expressive little boy he is today.

A family from Greenwich, CT