Focus Alternative Learning Center

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The Focus Alternative Learning Center serves the needs of children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders in a warm and homey environment. The program operates year-round and may be used to replace or supplement the child's education. The center focuses on a technique called "Milieu Therapy," which is a planned treatment with a high staff-to-student ratio. In addition to running programs for students, the staff also addresses the needs of their families through support groups and 24-hour phone support. Social clubs for boys and girls provide an environment where students can build trust, learn safe behaviors and develop self-awareness. There is a summer program that runs for six weeks and uses ordinary living situations as a tool for learning. Focus is also proud of its mentoring program, which allows students to grow by sharing their skills with others.
126 Dowd Ave, Canton, CT 06019
(860) 693-8809
  • Fax: 860-693-0141
  • Accessibility Details: There is handicapped parking and ramp access.
  • Hours: Mon - Fri, 6am - 9pm; Sat, 8am - 8pm; Sun, 8am - 5pm
  • Hours: School-year hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 6pm; Sat, Sun, closed. Summer hours: Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm; Sat, Sun, closed.
  • Accessible: yes
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