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…


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

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

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

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 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.


Two very happy parents

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.


An appreciative Mom

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

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

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