Professional Resource Guide
New London, CT 06320
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.
The community campus provides structured community based experiences for adults (18+) with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Activities are designed to develop adaptive skills in order to increase independence in the community. Programs provide individualized participant-driven activities that lead to the acquisition of skills needed to prepare an individual for work and/or community involvement. The program is centrally located within the business district of New London, which allows access to many resources, businesses, and activities. Individual programs may include socialization, leisure, recreation, independent living skills, adaptive skills, personal care, or pre-employment components. The facility is equipped with a full kitchen and laundry area. Technology is integrated into the program to offer increased opportunities for socialization and independence.