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

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 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

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

The Center made it possible for my son to recover from an autism spectrum disorder. They are one of the few ABA providers that have the experience and technology to teach children Theory Of Mind, one of the core deficits of autism. Parents have no idea how fortunate they are to have access to this caliber of talent. Unfortunately, what they know isn’t mainstreamed into schools and providers across the country.

The Center were the only people…

Ashley Morgan, mother to Leo (13)

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

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

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

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.

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

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