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U.S. Department of Education Announces Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Final Regulations on Accountability

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) issued final regulations to implement provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) regarding school accountability, data reporting, and state plans. Read the new regulations>>

iPad Grant Applications Now Open

Autism Speaks has announced that this year, 685 iPad Airs will be awarded to financially disadvantaged people with autism. The application is now open! Apply today!>>

30th Anniversary of IDEA Part B, Section 619 and Part C

This October marks the 30th Anniversary of the passage of Public Law 99-457, which established Part C and mandated Part B, Section 619 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These programs have played a critical role in improving results and upholding the rights of infants, toddlers, and preschool children with disabilities and their families Learn more>>

Supreme Court to Weigh FAPE Mandate

For the first time in more than three decades, the U.S. Supreme Court says it will consider how much educational benefit schools must provide students receiving services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Learn more>>

Preventing Suspension of Young Children from School: An Issue Brief from the Office of the Child Advocate and the Center for Children’s Advocacy

Over the last several years an alarming number of school suspensions are for very young children. For the 2014-15 school year, according to data published by the State Department of Education, there were approximately 2,600 incidents of suspension (both ISS and OSS) for children under the age of 7. 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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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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