The Gengras Center School serves elementary, middle, high school and transition aged students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism and related behavioral challenges from more than 50 Connecticut and southern Massachusetts towns. It provides:
The Center also provides the University with an on-campus lab school, allowing USJ students to apply their knowledge in a real-life educational setting while fulfilling requirements for classes in areas such as Special Education, Psychology, Nursing, Social Work, Counseling, Applied Behavioral Analysis and Nutrition.
Referrals to The Gengras Center School must be made by the local school district through the Planning and Placement Team process.
The Gengras Center School at the University of Saint Joseph is approved through the Connecticut State Department of Education.
The University of Saint Joseph, including the Gengras Center School and the School for Young Children, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. and the State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education. The University of Saint Joseph prohibits discrimination against any persons on account of their race, color, religious creed, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability, or physical disability), genetic information, homelessness, prior conviction of a crime, or any other characteristic protected by law, in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and employment practices (unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification related to employment).
Inquiries concerning the University’s non-discrimination policies may be referred to Deborah Spencer, Human Resources director /Title IX coordinator, telephone 860.231.5390 or email [email protected], or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston Mass 02109, telephone 617.289.0111, TDD 800.877.8339, fax 617.289.0150, or email [email protected]. More information.