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New Legislation for Public Act 15-141: An Act Concerning Seclusion and Restraint in Schools

Effective July 1, 2015, the Connecticut Legislature passed a new legislation for PA 15-141 that places significant restraint and seclusion in Connecticut schools. This new legislation provides revisions to previous restraint and seclusion legislation, the implementation of which is further articulated in the current Special Education Regulations related to restraint and seclusion in schools. Learn more>>

Determination of Time with Non-Disabled Peers for Students with Disabilities

On September 9, 2015, a memorandum from the State of Connecticut Department of Education updated clarification regarding how each district should count hours for time with nondisabled peers (TWNDP) as it relates to students with disabilities (SWD) in various educational settings. Learn more>>

CPAC Has Been Refunded to Continue to Serve as CT's Parent Training and Information Center

The Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education to continue to serve as Connecticut's Parent Training and Information Center (PTI). Learn more>>

Parent Checklist to Help Ensure Children Are Getting an Appropriate Education

The checklist includes questions and resources that parents and caregivers can use to help ensure their children are getting the education they deserve. It suggests key questions, tips for educational success, and resources for more information. 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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