Services for People With Autism

NEAT provides assistive technology assessments, instruction and demonstration on the latest adaptive equipment.

Oak Hill

A recognized leader in disability services in Connecticut (History) and recognizes the need to provide services to people with autism spectrum disorder. The NEAT Center at Oak Hill, a place to learn about services, products, and equipment that assist people with day-to-day activities that they have trouble doing themselves, either because of a disability or the effects of aging. It is also a place to donate or buy durable medical equipment.


Did you know?

There is an explosion of autism in the U.S. One in 150 children, if your child is male, it jumps to 1 in 90 will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder this year. 



NEAT Services

  • Assistive Technology Assessments- individualized to best determine how assistive technology may help your child to better succeed in school or an adult live more independently; assessments may be done at the NEAT Center in Hartford or at your school or home.  For more information, please call Nicole Feeney (860) 286-3101; or email:
  • Adaptive Devices and Services for any disability that help to enhance independence and may improve quality of life. For more information, please call (860) 243-2869; or email; 
  • Restored durable medical equipment is also available for sale at a savings of 50% to 80% of the same item when new.  To learn more, please call Don Hoerman, Equipment Restoration Center (ERC) manager at (860) 286-3106; or email:




Oak Hill Services

  • Oak Hill Center for Relationship & Sexuality Education – supports safe relationships and healthy boundaries for people with intellectual disabilities; for more information please call Katie Hanley, MSW, program director at (860) 286-3116; or email:
  • Oak Hill Birth to Three Program – to support families of children ages three and under with disabilities and delays in developmental milestones (some examples:  talking, walking, and sitting).  Recognized community provider by the State Connecticut Birth to Three System for more information please call Aggie Pont at (860) 286-3161; or email:
  • Oak Hill School  – provides educational services to children with severe cognitive impairments and multiple disabilities.  Families interested in having their child enrolled must receive a student referral from the school district where the child resides.  To learn more, please call (860) 242-2274 or email:
  • Individual and Family Supports Center at Oak Hill - The State of Connecticut’s Home and Community Based Services (Comprehensive Waiver and Individual and Family Supports Waiver) programs through the Department Developmental Services (DDS) is designed to help people with disabilities and their families to choose and design an individualized program that will encourage growth, independence and quality of life.  To learn more about services for families with autism, please call Stan Soby, vice president of community-based programs at (860) 242-2274 ext.3822; or email:


  • School Based Training and Technical Assistance, NEAT will come to you! Build your staff or team’s AT knowledge base, create an AT team, gain more in-depth hands-on training regarding specific devices, or customize your needs
  • Expanded Curriculum includes:  Universal Design, No Child Left Behind, IDEA, Least Restrictive Environment, AT Funding and Evaluations, Autism, CMT Test Accommodations, and much more.
  • Assistive Technology Lending Library – a service that loans assistive technology devices to paid professional members.  To learn more about the benefits of being a member click here
  • Oak Hill Professional Development  – comprehensive and on-going education for people who care for people with multiple disabilities, including autism; training in the community, includes opportunities to earn CEU’s, recertification and licensing; areas of interest: adaptive devices, assistive technology, and durable medical equipment to increase independence and improve quality of life 
  • Oak Hill Center for Relationship & Sexuality Education – supports safe relationships and healthy boundaries for people with intellectual disabilities; provides professional development

How do I get started?

Please call (860) 243-2869; toll free in CT (866) 526-4492; (860) 286-3113 TTY or email: