1. Parent Support Special Needs Children
  2. Tech Talk Parent Series
  3. Stress, Anxiety: MY CHILD
  4. Parent one-night program: paint night
  5. parent one-night program: string art 
  6. Parent one-night program: mason jars
  7. spirit dance
  8. Support our troops
  9. Women's self-defense
  10. Free ONline Parenting classes

Parents Supporting Parents With Children With Special Needs

This peer led group's goal will be to help provide support, networking, and resources to one another. The group will support each other in helping to advocate with their children with special needs such as ADD/ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, anxiety, etc. We will meet on a monthly basis and discuss topics of interest, support and encourage each other, and seek out special guest speakers that the group has interest in.

Check out the separate page of activities and resources for you and your child.

Time & Location

  • Meeting TBA-contact Tressa Giordano
  • 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
  • Youth Services
    31 Arbor Way
    Ellington, CT 06029


There is no fee for this program.


Contact Tressa Giordano at for more information on the group.

  1. Tressa Giordano

    Youth Program Coordinator/Rise Above Advisor
    Phone: 860-870-3130

  2. Diane Lasher-Penti

    LMFT, Youth Services Director
    Phone: 860-870-3130

  3. Deborah Stauffer

    Prevention Coordinator
    Phone: 860-870-3130

  4. Kayla Condron

    Program Instructor
    Phone: 860-870-3130

  5. Youth Services

    Physical Address
    31 Arbor Way
    Ellington, CT 06029


    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 187
    Ellington, CT 06029

    Phone: 860-870-3130
    Fax: 860-870-3198

    8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Tuesday - Thursday
    8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Evening appointments for counseling are available.