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The Western Connection Program

The Western Connection Program
Western Connecticut State University
The Western Connection Program
181 White Street
White Hall 003B
Danbury, CT 06810
Program Contact Susan Kernochan
Program Contact Email
Phone 203.837.8218
Website Program website

The Western Connection Program for students with intellectual disabilities, autism, speech and language impairment, and specific learning disability is coordinated by the Danbury Public School System and supports students on the campus of Western Connecticut State University, focusing on developing the skills and experiences necessary for the students to achieve success during adult life in the areas of employment, self-determination and post-secondary education.

Program information submitted a year or more ago

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Are still enrolled in high school
School district or agency partner: Danbury Public Schools
Contact person: Kelly Truchsess
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Speech and Language, Other Health Impaired, Specific Learning Disability
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Local School District funds
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses