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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.

Our Vision
A community where everyone has seamless access to support and resources

Providing Hope, Support, and Information to Families.

PATH acknowledges the Black Lives Matter movement and the commitment to end racial and social injustice. We are collaborating with our national organizations to educate individuals on this very important topic that Black families face especially those with special healthcare needs.




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 genetics series of videos. It is on Alagille syndrome.




Check out more videos from PATH’s Genetic Video Series.


PATH’s Webinars

You can view our most recent webinar, Answers: Special Education Today. In this webinar from June 9, 2022, Kevin Daly of PATH CT speaks on the latest news about special education in Connecticut and the nation.

What will school year 2022-2023 be like for Connecticut’s 80,000 special education students? Will special educators still be in short supply? How will the new IEP form change PPT meetings? What will be done to handle the surge of students with emotional health problems? When will our children catch up on the learning that was lost during the pandemic? Get a head start on the new school year and as you listen to the next edition of Answers: Special Education. We explored the answers to these questions and will receive an update on the latest news about special education in Connecticut and the nation.


View more of PATH’s Webinars.

What People Are Saying About PATH



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.



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.



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


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!