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

Having a child with special needs puts you into a world of teachers that others do not fully appreciate. Life for my daughter has been overwhelming; from a medical perspective, from a sensory perspective. For 15 years, I have met and worked with a myriad of professionals trying their best to help. But despite their hard work and love for my child, no one knew how to teach her.

What about growth and development? It was only at The Center that a…

Mother of a 15 year old girl

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

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

The Center played an integral role in my sons amazing progress on the spectrum. He is now 12 and no longer meets the criteria for autism. He began his life being diagnosed at the age of 18 months. Lynn and Tanya were a big part of our lives and helped in every aspect of his recovery. My son would not be who he now is without them.

A Fairfield, CT Mom

When our twins were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, we had no idea what our next step should be. From our first meeting with the staff at CGD, we knew we found the right environment for our boys. The staff was warm, friendly and professional from day 1. My children immediately felt at ease, which was a great comfort to us. Through creative means, the team at CGD was able to find what motivated each of my children to learn. Thanks to the…

The Ruscil Family

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

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

Lynn Hartigan and the staff at The Center for Growth and Development (specifically Gail, Colleen and Annamarie) are true angels. Our son and family were extremely blessed by their hard work, dedication and genuine personal commitment to saving our son’s life. Our son, who was low functioning and completely mute, today is fully recovered and a vibrant young boy who attends school without any assistance or therapies. A miracle it may seem to many, …

A Connecticut family

Our son was diagnosed with Autism and Apraxia at the age of 19 months. At that time our family started the journey of finding our son services that would best suit his needs. Through some trail and error we came upon the Center for Growth and Development. I knew after the first few times our son was there this was a one of kind facility that would provide our son with the very best. When he started at the Center he was non-verbal. After just a fe…

A Grateful Mom

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