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Key Findings and Recommendations from the Office of Program Review and Investigations

The Office of Program Review and Investigations has released two studies: Transitional Services for Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, which will identify the needs of, and services available for, individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The second study, School Paraprofessionals Staffing will focus on instructional paraprofessional staffing policies and practices in Connecticut K-12 public schools. Read the full reports>>

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

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has appointed a Bureau Chief for the Bureau of Special Education. Earlier this week, Dr. Isabelina Rodriguez was recommended for and accepted the Bureau Chief position. Learn more>>

Secretary Duncan, Attorney General Holder Announce Guidance Package on Providing Quality Education Services for America's Confined Youth

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announces a Correctional Education Guidance Package aimed at helping states and local agencies strengthen the quality of education services provided to America's estimated 60,000 young people in confinement every day. Learn more about the guidance package>>

Congress Passes ABLE Act

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 by a vote of 76 to 16. The ABLE Act will allow people with disabilities up to age 26 and their families the opportunity to create a tax-exempt savings account that can be used for maintaining health, independence and quality of life. Learn more about the ABLE Act>>

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Featured Resource

Looking for ideas on how to help your young child as he or she grows and learns? The Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards (CT ELDS) Action Guides offer ideas on how to help infants, toddlers and preschoolers in eight different areas of development including: cognition, social and emotional development, physical health and development, language and literacy, creative arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Access the CT ELDS Action Guides in English or in Spanish on the CT Office of Early Childhood website or complete the online order form to request a hard copy. Families who do not have access to internet may also request a hard copy by calling 860-713-6976.

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