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Governor Malloy Selects Dr. Dianna Wentzell as Commissioner of the Department of Education

Governor Dannel Molloy announced that he is selecting Dr. Dianna Wentzell to serve as Commissioner of the State Department of Education. Dr. Wentzell is a former teacher with over 25 years experience as an educator in Connecticut and has currently been serving as the department's Interim Commissioner. Learn more>>

Employment Study

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA is conducting a study on employment goals, barriers, and facilitators for young adults with physical disabilities and would like to find out some more information about how young adults find information on employment services and supports. Learn more>>

School Discipline Report

On Wednesday, March 6th, at the Connecticut State Department of Education meeting, an interesting report on school discipline was presented in regards to how schools in Connecticut are supporting all children in public schools. Learn more>>

Connecticut State Department of Education Announces New Bureau Chief for the Bureau of Special Education

CPAC, like so many other parents and professionals, in Connecticut, welcomes the new Bureau Chief of Special Education, Dr. Isabelina Rodriguez. Dr. Rodriguez assumed her position on Friday, March 20, 2015. Learn more>>

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Learning, Caring and Having Fun: One Mom's Advice for a New Parent of a Child with a Disability A huge thank you to Kristen for sharing her experiences raising a child with many disabilities and offering advice for other parents of young children.

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