Vista's mission is to provide services and resources on an individualized basis to assist adults with disabilities to live an independent and successful life.
- Westbrook Residence
All of Vista’s educational and support services are designed to enable Vista students and members to live independently, work successfully, and to become productive members of the wider community. Celebrating more than 20 years of providing quality educational and training services; Vista’s program has a national following and attracts students from across the United States.
- Vista is a private, non-profit educational program serving over 165 adults with a full range of individualized services and programs.
- Vista students and members have varied neurological disabilities, such as an autism spectrum disorder, pervasive developmental delay, acquired brain injury, seizure disorder, attention deficit disorder, or a learning disability.
- Vista’s Entrance Program is a 3-year, post-secondary program for individuals who are 18 years or older.
- The Entrance Program provides a 2-year residential phase in a dorm-like setting in the Westbrook Residence, followed by a 1-year phase in the Transition Apartments in Guilford.
- After graduation, individuals enter the Outreach Program and live independently in the community, while receiving support services from Vista as needed.
- Vista supports Outreach members in more than 85 different households within the shoreline community.
- Students come to Vista from all over the United States. Approximately 40% are from Connecticut.
- Vista has over 100 staff members: 56% have been employed at Vista for 5+ years and 27% for 10+ years.
- Vista has a student to staff ratio of approximately 2:1.