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The Tuxis Harbor is a fully accessible space designed to inspire creativity and learning. The philosophy of The Harbor is to use an individual approach while providing a variety of services, including, but not limited to: day supports, weekly classes, recreation, fee for service opportunities and evening and weekend respite.


The Harbor is designed to support the aspirations and dreams of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as persons on the autism spectrum. The SARAH Tuxis staff is receiving continuous advice and counsel from the SARAH Tuxis Self Advocates regarding the growth of the Tuxis Harbor. Drawing upon the expertise and support of community mentors is also key to its success.



  • An art studio & gallery to be stocked wtih art supplies, encouraging artistic endeavors across a range of abilities. Art lessons will also be offered by community artists. 

  • A library resource center with computers & tablets to promote online learning & tools to help research volunteer & work opportunities & to build resumes. 

  • A gym & exercise room with a variety of exercise machines & classes. 

  • A media/recreation room housing a T.V., video & board games, foosball, pool & ping-pong tables. 

  • A sensory room for people with autism to help stimulate, develop & balance their sensory systems. 

  • A Tuscan-themed cafe will offer an indoor relaxation space, where teas & baked goods will fill the air with wonderful aromas.

  • A beautiful courtyard, situated at the very heart of Tuxis Harbor & accessible from the surrounding rooms through French doors. It will include flower & vegetable gardens, walking paths and sitting areas.  

  • A pristine beach including real sand, beach balls, beach chairs and umbrellas!

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