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Study on Relaxation and Guided Imagery Intervention for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities

The purpose of this study is to explore if using relaxation and guided imagery recording every day can help parents of children with developmental disabilities to reduce the feelings of anxiety, stress and depression as well as improve the quality of their sleep. Learn more>>

2016 Connecticut Youth Leadership Forum Application Now Available

Applications are now available for the 2016 Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities. This year the forum will be taking place on July 25-28, 2016. Learn more>>

Obama Signs the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation’s schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. Learn more about ESSA>>

Guidance Regarding the Role of Paraprofessionals in IEPs and PPTs

On November 27, 2015, a memorandum was issued by Isabelina Rodriguez, Chief of the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), Bureau of Special Education that gives further guidance for school districts regarding the June 2015 agreement between the CSDE and the American Federation for Teachers (ATF) which clarifies the role of paraprofessionals in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. Learn more>>

CPAC Announces New Executive Director

The Connecticut Parent Advocacy Inc. (CPAC) announced today that it had appointed John M. Flanders as its new Executive Director. Flanders replaces the retiring Director Nancy Prescott. Learn more>>

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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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