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New! Transition Bill of Rights for Parents of Students Receiving Special Education Services

Through legislation that went into effect on July 1, 2015, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CT SDE) was required to create a bill of rights for parents of children receiving special education services which informs them of their rights regarding transition planning and includes resources available through the CT SDE. Learn more about the Transition Bill of Rights>>

Connecticut Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) Needs Assessment Results and Survey

As part of work of the Connecticut Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) planning grant, a needs assessment was conducted in 2014-2015. ECCS is now bringing back this information to the community and requesting feedback. Provide feedback>>

CPAC's State Department of Education Complaint Project Continues

As many of you may have heard the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC) has begun a project to collect copies of formal complaints filed with the State Department of Education and the responses parents have received. In the past weeks, many of you have responded and we wanted to say thank you, however we need more. Learn more>>

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Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center, Inc. (CPAC) is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth to 26.

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Featured Resource

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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