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

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

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 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

When our first born son was diagnosed with Autism 8 1/2 years ago we were devastated. All we kept hearing from the doctors was how delayed he was. We were desperate to find a group to help us and we were fortunate to find the Center. They changed my child’s life. They always stressed what he could do and showed us how much potential he had. As he got older, their programs changed to adapt to his changing needs. They always embraced my child’s cha…

Fairfield Mom of Three

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

My six year old son was diagnosed with Autism in 2010 and today we are happy to say he is in a typical kindergarten classroom with minimal support in our home school in NJ. When my son was diagnosed with Autism 3 years ago, we didn’t imagine that a typical school would be a possibility for him; but Lynn, Gail, Melissa, and Andrea through their incredible dedication expertise and therapies tailored to meet all of his challenges have completely tra…

Liz & Ed

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 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 son was diagnosed, no one, including our pediatrician was able to offer clear and comprehensive guidance. Fortunately, we found the Center for Growth and Development. The Center integrates ABA, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and whatever works into our son’s treatment. With kindness and openness, in less than a year, our son has gone from being non-verbal, disengaged and clearly frustrated into a chatty, engaged, flirty boy. T…

Patricia L.