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 will still remain at its current location 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.

In addition to tours of the facility, families can learn more about Student Support Services, its programs, and experts at LEARN’s 3rd Annual Disability Summit. The event returns to the Mohegan Sun Convention Center on March 16. This free, collaborative event attracts 500 attendees from across the state and connects families of students with disabilities from birth through age 21 with over 80 community organizations and resources.

Placement at the 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 LEARN programs and events, visit our website: www.learn.k12.ct.us (860) 434-4800.


Diagnostic &


Autism Spectrum Disorder & Developmental Disabilities


Social Emotional & Behavioral Disabilities

Transition Programming