Founded in 1977, Wellspring is a psychotherapeutic and educational center dedicated to healing through relational approaches.
Providing In-Service presentations, seminars, and workshops
Wellspring is a therapeutic and educational center dedicated to healing through relational approaches – to self, others, creation and Spirit – which touch and bring forth the wellspring of personal being unique to each individual, giving hope to each person and family in our care.
The Arch Bridge School is Wellspring’s private special education school that began in 1990 when Wellspring added five adolescent residents to their program. The school evolved quickly over the next several years as the number of younger residents increased and the need for more structured academic services became apparent. To serve the needs of these residents, we built a campus-based therapeutic school and then opened this school to the underserved population of special education and emotionally challenged day students from the larger community. In 1997, the school was approved by the State of Connecticut as a Private Special Education Facility.
It also became apparent that it was important to involve families, and parental involvement became an essential component of all school programs. In the high school and middle school day programs, parent support groups provide instruction and guidance to enhance parenting skills and offer an opportunity to share information and experiences with others.
Admissions Contact Name: Nancy Thurston