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Survey on Mental Health Treatments from the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

The National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health (FFCMH), together with the REACH Institute, would like to know more about the experiences of parents who have children who receive mental health services. FFCMH will be using the findings from the survey to develop strategies to help families get the best mental health treatment for their children. Learn more about the survey>>

Secretaries Burwell and Duncan Release Policy Statement on Expulsion and Suspension Practices in Early Learning Settings

At the White House Summit on Early Education, Secretaries Burwell and Duncan announced the release of a policy statement on expulsion and suspension practices in early learning stages. Learn more>>

Meeting Dates for the Special Education Select Working Group of the MORE Commission

The Special Education Select Working Group of the MORE Commission has just posted upcoming meeting dates, times and locations. Learn more about the tentative dates>>

Medicaid to Cover Autism Therapies for Children and Teens

There are plans underway to provide thousands of individuals under age 21 diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), with home-based interventions and other services through the state's Medicaid program starting on January 1st. Learn more>>

Youth Leadership Forum 2015 Application

The application for the 17th annual Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities is now available on the Youth Leadership Project website. The Youth Leadership Forum will take place July 27th through July 30th at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus and is sponsored in full. Learn more>>

Guidance from the State Department of Education

In September 2014, the Connecticut Department of Education issued guidance on the topic of Technical Edits that can be made to a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) document. Additionally the state has provided a highlighted version of the IEP to further clarify where these technical edits are allowed. Learn more>>

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Featured Lending Library Resource

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Dads of Disability: Stories For, By and About Fathers of Children who Experience Disability (and the Women who Love Them!) by Gary Dietz is a collection of 41 essays and poems that illustrate a father's perception of, and reaction to, being a father of a child who experiences disability. From before through birth, to diagnosis, to the workplace, to serious medical or behavioral issues, to fathers' support circles, and much more—including aging and death—many inflection points are explored by the fathers themselves as well as the mothers and children in their lives. To borrow this book, or other books in our Lending Library, please contact CPAC at or 1-800-445-2722.

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