Care Coordination for Children with Developmental Disabilities

  • ARCh provides care coordination to assist families of children under the age of 22 who have developmental disabilities.

Community Participation Programs

Counseling and Social Skills Groups

  • ARCH Alternative Recreation ClubHouse The YMCA Alternative Recreation ClubHouse (ARCh) offers an affordable social skills program for third, fourth and fifth grade youth with Autism or who struggle making social connections (Chittenden)

Early Intervention


  • Autism Spectrum Program (ASP) provides intensive, specialized instructional and behavioral treatment and support services year-round to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ages 2-21 years. Services are provided in home, school, and community settings and target the teaching and shaping of essential communication, social, adaptive behavior, daily living, and functional learning skills. ASP also provides consultation and training services regarding Autism and interventions. (HowardCenter)
  • INCLUSION Program Services provides intensive, individualized support to children in grades K-12 with serious emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges. (HowardCenter)

Education/School District/Supervisory Unions


Agency of Vocational Rehabilitation

Independent Schools

Pediatric Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Services

Postsecondary Education

  • College Steps Program partners with colleges and universities to support students of varying ability (e.g.,autism spectrum disorders (ASD), intellectual disabilities (ID), learning disabilities, etc.), ages 17-26, with their college pursuits.
  • Mansfield Hall is a college program and residence for young adults who will benefit from a comprehensive academic, social, emotional, and vocational approach to higher education and transition.
  • Next Steps Program is a youth transition program that provides employment and educational exploration experiences for high school seniors considering college or specific career tracks following high school graduation.
  • SUCCEED Program (HowardCenter) in collaboration with The University of Vermont, offers SUCCEED, which provides comprehensive education, campus life, career development and student housing services to students with developmental disabilities.
  • UVM/TPSID Think College is a small, innovative, inclusive, academic, social, and vocational program for students with intellectual disabilities seeking a college experience and is located at the University of Vermont.

Provider of Services

  • Designated Agency in Chittenden County/HowardCenter Developmental Services Supports include service coordination/case management, home supports, employment services, community supports, family and respite supports, clinical interventions and crisis services.
  • Specialized Support Agency/Champlain Community Services (CCS), Inc., offers coordinated on-to-one supported employment, home & shared living, school & transition, and community supports to children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties.
  • Supportive Intermediary Services Organization/ Transition II

Recreation Services

  • ARCH  The YMCA Alternative Recreation ClubHouse (ARCh) offers an affordable social skills program for third, fourth and fifth grade youth with Autism or who struggle making social connections (Chitttenden)
  • Partners in Adventure, Inc. provides camps and year-round social and recreation programs partnering disabled teens with non-disabled peers in northern Vermont.
  • Camp Kaleidoscope is a summer camp style retreat for families experiencing the autism spectrum.
  • The Program for Adaptive & Expressive Arts (PAEA) delivers therapeutic as well as recreational music & art services, private instruction, and creative workshops to children and adults of Franklin, Grand Isle and Chittenden Counties.

Supported Employment

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