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“David” an 8 year old boy with classic Autism, came to us after being removed from his home by DCF. He was non-verbal, using grunting sounds and pointing or acting out to communicate his thoughts and feelings. He had an intense fear of going outside and making transitions to new places was overwhelming for him. His academic skills were extremely low and he was not getting any real educational services due to the upheaval in his life. HCRS staff immediately began to identify the services he would need to progress and grow. A shared living provider was found who has given him a wonderful family environment to live and grow in. David now goes to school for the whole day. He is using his words more than ever and instead of pulling on someone or grunting or pointing, he is prompted to use requests like “ Can I use the computer, please,” without being told.

Celebrating 50 Years of Compassionate Care

HCRS is celebrating 50 years of compassionate care in 2017. We are in the process of scheduling numerous community events to celebrate our anniversary. Check back regularly for the latest information on these activities. We hope you will be able to join us.


50th Anniversary Brochure


50th Anniversary Community Appreciation Event

Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Robert H. Gibson River Garden in downtown Brattleboro

In celebration of our 50th anniversary, HCRS will be providing family-oriented activities, light refreshments, and information on mental health and developmental disability services. Other community organizations will also be in attendance. For more information, see this event on our Facebook page.


More information coming soon on open houses, a 5K run and walk, and numerous other events.