Executive Director

Francine Pangaro ​fran@acordinc.org

​(203) 269-3599 ext. 13

Director of Administration
Karen Zajac

(203) 269-3599 ext. 12

Program Manager of Residential
Evalina Askew
​(203) 605-5581

​Program Manager of Day Services
Michelle Gatling


(203) 269-3599 ext. 19

Quality Assurance
Jackie French
(203) 269-3599 ext. 11


ACORD has a fleet of well-maintained vehicles operated by trained staff. Transportation to work and activities is available based on individual need.  We also teach those who are able how to safely use community transportation such as bus transit, various town-offered vans, and such services as My Ride or Dial-A-Ride. 

Day Support and Recreational Services

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A provider qualified by the CT Dept. of Developmental Services.

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The Day Support Options Program is designed to offer opportunities for individuals to experience peer-to-peer leisure and community inclusion and integration. 

  • Full-day or part-day supervision

  • Transportation to our key locations in Woodbridge and Wallingford. 

  • Recreation such as low-impact exercises and 
    movement, sporting events, swimming, bowling
    and Special Olympics
  • Leisure alternatives and opportunities such as 
    dexterity and memory games with peers, short
    trips, ceramics classes, and cultural events. 
  • Volunteer work, such as delivering meals and 
    ​working at animal shelters and local libraries. 
  • Creative art and music therapy.