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At Options, located in Hartford's West End, we are committed to fostering an environment where your child is not only educated, but also deeply respected and nurtured. Our unique and personalized approach to education and vocational training is designed to help individuals heal from the past and look forward to a hopeful and prepared future. As a family-owned and operated agency, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, individualized services that are meticulously tailored to meet the distinct needs and aspirations of each student, ensuring everyone under our care receives the care and attention they deserve.


Options is a Connecticut State Department of Education Approved Private Special Education Program.

Why Options?

Options stands apart with its family-like atmosphere where every student's achievements are celebrated, from birthdays to major milestones. Our classrooms maintain a low teacher-to-student ratio, ensuring personalized attention, and our vocational programs collaborate with local businesses to offer real-world experiences. Our students are not just learners; they are part of a community that values their unique contributions and supports their individual journeys. 

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Our Mission

Our mission at Options is to empower our students by developing their vocational and educational skills within community-based settings. We strive to create opportunities for competitive employment and educational achievements, ensuring our students are well-prepared for their futures.


Special Education

Personalized, supportive learning programs for students with diverse educational and developmental needs.

Transition Planning

Strategic guidance for smooth transitions from school to post-secondary education or employment.

Vocational Training and Rehabilitation

Practical job skills and workplace readiness training for successful community-based employment.


Comprehensive support coordinating educational, vocational, and personal development services for each student.

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