To Educate and Prepare for Life
THE LIGHT HOUSE
With a mission to educate and prepare individuals with disabilities for life, The Lighthouse Voc-Ed Center (The Light House) is a nonprofit that serves the needs of individuals with disabilities throughout Eastern Connecticut. Divided into three “campuses”, The Light House has a broad range of programming including two state-approved private schools, residential and transitional services, and state contracted adult services.
Multi-disciplinary, community-based programming
The Light House has continued to support intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals and their families in Connecticut for over 25 years. Offering a continuum of services from education to independent living, the Light House is dedicated to fostering social, emotional, and cognitive development for lifelong independence.
For over 14 years, The Light House Life Campus has helped individuals with Autism transition into semi-supportive and independent living arrangements. With various sites located in southeastern Connecticut, The Light House has managed to develop a community of ‘like minded’ individuals that continue to support one another in lasting friendships.
THE FRIENDS PROGRAM
Friends is a social skills group for Middle and High School students on the Autism Spectrum that provides instruction in social skills, independent living skills, and community engagement.
The Light House is growing again to meet the needs of post high school graduates and transition age (17-22) students with diverse abilities. LH Works provides social and vocational experiences for job seekers who currently do not reach the benchmarks for competitive employment. LH Works empowers individuals to create their own pathways to employment and independent living.