Statement Regarding Plea Agreement in Danielson Criminal Court Case – April 2019

Statement Regarding Plea Agreement in Danielson criminal court case

“From the beginning, we have trusted the legal process. We understand a plea agreement was reached today, bringing resolve and closure to the matter. The safety and success of our students has always been our highest priority and we put trust in our employees and faculty to carry out the commitment every day. We continue to help children and young adults succeed by addressing each student’s specific needs, while ensuring that parents are part of our decision-making process regarding learning and disciplinary procedures every step of the way. The Learning Clinic remains committed to providing a safe and enriching school environment for our students and families as we have for almost 40 years.”

 

BACKGROUND

Established in 1980, The Learning Clinic offers a New England rural setting.  The 200-acre campus provides seven classroom buildings, pool, tennis courts, hiking trails, small lake, farm, barns and horseback riding ring.

Each student’s education program is personalized, teachers and students plan each day and discuss each objective.  TLC uses the most effective assessment and teaching tools to make sure that each child is able to demonstrate skills, because they believe every child is unique, capable and able to succeed. Staff includes clinicians working with parents, teachers and house parents to identify treatment goals, implement interventions and measure progress.  Psychiatrist provides oversight of medication and medication results.

TLC provides community settings, sites and resources that provide older students with opportunities to learn readiness skills for living independently.  Transition services include vocational shadowing and work study.  Community living, employment and post diploma education are ultimate goals, personalized for each student’s skills, preferences and choices.  Clinical services and assessments are provided to assist students in meeting the challenges of independence and choosing a career, future education and vocation.

TLC Rolling Ridge programs provide residential care in a home like setting.  Student families participate in planning home visits on weekends and holidays.  Regular community activities include volunteer work, apprenticeship, community college classes, and work study as part of each student’s schedule.

The Learning Clinic is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education. The Connecticut Department of Children and Families licenses the Rolling Ridge Residential Program and the Extended Day Program.