Recommendations for Legislative Action from the Special Education Working Group of the MORE Commission
In February 2015, the Special Education Working Group of the MORE Commission created recommendations for legislative action for the Connecticut General Assembly that include the IEP, improving services for students with language related disabilities, transition services, parent training and advocacy and several others. Learn more>>
Following federal requirements, Connecticut’s Medicaid program is expanding coverage of services for young people with autism spectrum disorders, however advocates say the proposed rules for that coverage contain so many potential barriers that many children would be unlikely to get treatment. Learn more>>
“Learning From Each Other” is the FY14 annual data report to the Governor and General Assembly about the activities of the CT Birth to Three System. Read the full report>>
Governor Molloy Selects Morna Murray as Commissioner of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
Governor Dannel Malloy announced that he is selecting Morna Murray of Glastonbury to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). Learn more>>
The Office of Program Review and Investigations has released two studies: Transitional Services for Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, which will identify the needs of, and services available for, individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The second study, School Paraprofessionals Staffing will focus on instructional paraprofessional staffing policies and practices in Connecticut K-12 public schools. Read the full reports>>
Connecticut State Department of Education Announces New Bureau Chief for the Bureau of Special Education
The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has appointed a Bureau Chief for the Bureau of Special Education. Earlier this week, Dr. Isabelina Rodriguez was recommended for and accepted the Bureau Chief position. Learn more>>
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- March 4, 2015Secondary Transition Expo(Groton, CT)
- March 6, 2015Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut Annual Conference(Hartford, CT)
- March 10, 2015Transition Expo(Meriden, CT)
- March 10, 2015Sugar and Spice and Some Things Not-So-Nice: The Sometimes Confounding Make-Up of Girls with LD(Norwalk, CT)
- March 12, 2015Planning for Children with Special Needs: Now and in the Future(Glastonbury, CT)
- March 16, 2015Special Education Day at the State Capitol(Hartford, CT)
- March 20-21, 2015Childhood Conversations Conference(Windsor, CT)
- March 20-21, 2015Bridging Communities: Exploring Social Communication in Context(New Haven, CT)
- March 24, 2015Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate(Glastonbury, CT)
- March 25, 2015Together We Will Conference(Cromwell, CT)
- March 28, 2015Kids Dental Fair(Bristol, CT)
- March 30, 2015Steps to Success Toolkit Training(Waterbury, CT)
- March 31, 2015Dyslexia 101(Hartford, CT)