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The Gengras Center

Welcome to The Gengras Center at University of Saint Joseph, a unique, state-approved, private special education facility

Gengras Center

The Gengras Center 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:

  • A highly structured, intensive, self-contained program
  • Skill development in core academic areas
  • Functional application of skills in community living, work readiness, job training, social development and independent living

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 must be made by the local school district through the Planning and Placement Team process.

The Gengras Center at the University of Saint Joseph is approved through the Connecticut State Department of Education.


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