Through legislation that went into effect on July 1, 2015, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CT SDE) was required to create a bill of rights for parents of children receiving special education services which informs them of their rights regarding transition planning and includes resources available through the CT SDE. Learn more about the Transition Bill of Rights>>
As part of work of the Connecticut Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) planning grant, a needs assessment was conducted in 2014-2015. ECCS is now bringing back this information to the community and requesting feedback. Provide feedback>>
As many of you may have heard the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC) has begun a project to collect copies of formal complaints filed with the State Department of Education and the responses parents have received. In the past weeks, many of you have responded and we wanted to say thank you, however we need more. Learn more>>
If your child has special needs... We are here to help!
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.
All of CPAC's Services are FREE for families. Contact us at 1-800-445-2722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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- August 29, 2016Using Mobile Tech as AT: Discover the Opportunities for Students with Disabilities(Southbury, CT)
- September 1, 2016The Power of Positive Parenting(Norwich, CT)
- September 3, 2016Bye Bye Birdie(East Haddam, CT)
- September 7, 2016Raising Confident, Competent Children(Putnam, CT)
- September 9, 2016Transforming Young Adult Leaders(Cromwell, CT)
- September 14, 2016Nature vs. Nurture: Our Brain's Responses to Conflict(Webinar)
- October 5, 2016Sensory Friendly Day at the Connecticut Science Center(Hartford, CT)
- October 7, 2016Wrightslaw Special Education and Advocacy Conference with Pete Wright, Esq.(Sturbridge, MA)
- October 14, 2016Raising Resilient Children(Location to be Determined)