The WAAVE (West Hartford Applied Academic & Vocational Experience) program is for intellectually disabled students, ages 18-21. The program addresses the need areas of self care, personal & social independence, vocational and community based experiences, and functional academics. Upon completion of the program, at age 21, services are then provided by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS).
The Post-Secondary program has been developed for students with significant developmental disabilities who are not eligible for DDS, and need support following four years of high school. This group includes our higher functioning students with autism. The program focuses on developing independence in the areas of public transportation use, daily living skills, vocational and social skills.Both programs are housed at 11 Wampanoag Drive and access student services at the University of Hartford campus. Students are employed in a variety of on-campus and community based jobs.