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Path - Parents Available to Help, Inc




and Information...

to Families

Our Mission

To connect and empower families, children, and youth living with disabilities or special healthcare needs through support, education, and advocacy.

Providing Hope, Support, and Information to Families.

A Letter from PATH’s President, Ruth Nuss

Dear Friends, Family, and Supporters,

Welcome, and thank you for visiting our website! I am honored and grateful to serve as Board President of this wonderful organization that does so much to provide resources, support and HOPE to families of children with special needs in CT and beyond.

PATH has been serving families for over 30 years, providing one-on-one parent support as well as many other services from prenatal, birth, to school years, through to transition to adulthood. And that means ALL special needs whether intellectual, physical, or healthcare needs. What differentiates us is that we are a “one-stop-shop” for families of children with special needs.

We could not continue to serve CT’s families without the support of you all, our friends, and our generous hardworking board members, staff, donors, sponsors, and our amazing volunteers. We are grateful to you all.

If you need any additional information beyond what you find on these pages please feel free to contact me or our executive directors Carmina Cirioli or Nanfi Lubogo at

PATH’s Video Series

The latest video on our PATH YouTube channel is part of our Racial and Social Injustice series of videos. It is the fourth episode in the series titled, Dad’s Roundtable.

This video speaks to father’s who are raising black children in this world of uncertainty. 

View more of PATH’s Racial and Social Injustice series.

PATH’s Webinars

You can view our most recent webinar, Answers: Special Education During Covid-19 here. In this webinar from November 16, 2020, Special Education Advocate Kevin Daly discusses how many Connecticut students are experiencing what’s called the “COVID Slide” due to their lack of academic progress during the pandemic. Are special education students at greater risk for the COVID Slide? Can COVID Slide be prevented? How should educators put our children’s progress back on track? What steps can parents take to combat the COVID Slide?

View more of PATH’s Webinars.

What People Are Saying About PATH



PATH helped me tremendously when my son was diagnosed. Any questions I had were answered so I understood.



Our parent support advocate was extremely helpful in coordinating care with specialists to help our daughter and in getting us information on the testing she would need to get back on an IEP.


Pediatric Associates of Western Connecticut

We are very happy to offer PATH's services to the families within our office.



PATH is amazing! They’re professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. Highly recommend!



My parent support advocate is wonderful to work with. She always explains what my daughter needs and what everything means and always makes sure that we haven’t missed anything. She always checks up and asks if there is anything I need.


Health Care Professional

The Parent-to-Parent Coordinator was very knowledgeable and compassionate about this program and all of the various services within the program. I look forward to sharing the information with my fellow co-workers and the families I come in contact with.