Ocean Avenue LEARNing Academy

Ocean Avenue LEARNing Academy

About Us

Ocean Avenue LEARNing Academy supports students with developmental disabilities such as autism, emotional and behavioral challenges, and complex medical needs. LEARN’s Transition Academy for students age 18-21 is located on Boston Post Road in East Lyme.

The Academy currently supports about 60 students ranging in age from pre-kindergarten through age 21. The school was designed to accommodate future program growth and can serve up to 100 students. In addition to classrooms, the building offers a gross motor skills room, nurse’s office and exam room, related service spaces, and a large meeting space for events and professional development offerings.

The diagnostic and wellness center offers specialized services and recommendations for districts with students requiring short-term placement and comprehensive evaluation. Student Support Services also offers a variety of professional development and collaborative learning opportunities for educators, as well as regional events to support families and communities.

Placement at Ocean Avenue LEARNing Academy is determined by school districts and families must consult their home districts for consideration.

For more information about the Ocean Avenue LEARNing Academy and other Student Support Services programs and services please contact us:

Phone:  (860) 400-0840
Email:    [email protected]
Address:  660 Ocean Avenue  New London, CT 06320


Diagnostic &
Wellness Center


Autism Spectrum Disorder & Developmental Disabilities


Social Emotional & Behavioral Disabilities

Transition Programming



Resources for Families 

An Open Letter to Parents of Students With Disabilities

An Open Letter to Parents of Students About to Enter College

A Parent's Guide to Special Education in CT (English)

A Parent's Guide to Special Education in CT (Spanish)

Building a Bridge Guide: A Resource Manual for High School Students (English)

Building a Bridge Guide: A Resource Manual for High School Students (Spanish)

Easing Into Secondary Transition: A Comrehensive Guide to Resources/Services in CT

Stepping Forward: A Self-Advocacy Guide for Middle and High School Students

IEP Manual and Forms Booklet

The IEP Guide: Page by Page

Before, During, and After the PPT: A Parent Guide

Get Creative About Respite: A Parent's Guide