Acceptance into Village School is done in conjunction with the district PPT process by the student’s home district.  We accept students based on district referral from the PPT team.  Referrals are initially sent to the Director of ACES Pupil Services who forwards them to the appropriate program.  After receiving a referral, programs will review the records and, if appropriate, schedule an intake tour and assessment. Following this assessment, the Village School educational team will meet to determine if the student’s needs can be met within our program. 

When making a referral to ACES, we will need the following information in the referral packet:

  1. Copy of most current IEP
  1. Current contact information for Parent/Guardian
  1. Most recent evaluations:  e.g.  achievement, psychological, psychiatric,  FBA etc.
  1. Most recent physical examination form
  1. Immunization Information/ State of Connecticut Department of Education Health Assessment Record  
    Note: Front page of the Cumulative Health Record if the Education Health Assessment Record is not submitted
  2. Agency contacts information when applicable: e.g. Probation officer, DCF Worker, DDS Worker
  3. Referrals are mailed to:
    Vanessa Taragowski
    ACES Director of Pupil Services
    204 State Street
    North Haven, CT  06473  
  4. Building Administration or designee will coordinate intake meetings and start dates.
  1. CONTACT VANESSA TARAGOWSKI  (203) 498-6849 or  with any additional questions or immediate needs.

Department Chair Contact Information:





Salvatore Bruzzese


Social Work

Laurie Savastano-Bova



Julie Michaelson


Occupational Therapy

Michelle Metzger


Occupational Therapy

Amy Timothy


Physical Therapy

Janet Edgren


Speech Language

Maureen Maher