New Haven Regional Center

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New Haven Regional Center
Opened 1965
Building Style Single Building Plan
Alternate Names New Haven Center for Retarded Children


The New Haven Regional Center for the Mentally Retarded was opened in Fall of 1965 in New Haven Connecticut. It was opened alongside the Bridgeport Regional Center and a center in Putman Connecticut. Dr. Walter C. Alvarez wrote, in regard to the opening of the three new facilities, “experts are advocating the the building of small centers that will permit the retarded children to remain near his home, or even in it.”[1]

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  1. Alvarez, Walter C., M.D. "Schools for Mentally Retarded Develops Ability to do Something." Spokane Daily Chronicle, sec. Medical Column: 4. June 27th, 1966 1966. Print.