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Parent Input Needed for IEE Task Force

In February a number of parents and organizations, including CPAC, filed a petition with the State Board of Education to amend the State’s regulations on Independent Educational Evaluations, (IEE) and on parents’ rights to observe their children in school. The Board responded by establishing a task force to study the issue and to report back in July with recommendations on how things can be improved. This means you have the chance to have your voice heard. Learn more>>

The Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center Announces the Election of Two New Members of Our Board of Directors

Our first new board member, Margarita Vargas-Torres, 37, has worked at the Fair Haven Community Health Center as the Cancer Screening Coordinator and Referrals Manager for the past 17 years. Our second new board member is David Goldblum is the principal of Pathways Academy of Technology and Design, a magnet high school in East Hartford that is part of the Hartford Public Schools. Learn more about our new members>>

Next Steps Parent Leadership Training Series 2017

This eight-session intensive series is designed to help parents and professionals gain the skills and knowledge necessary for them to be effective members at the Planning and Placement Team meeting (PPT) as well as prepare them for a variety roles at the school, district, regional or state level. Learn more about Next Steps>>

New Special Education Professional Learning Modules

The Bureau of Special Education (BSE) in partnership with the State Education Resource Center (SERC), has developed a series of Special Education Professional Learning Modules with three central themes running throughout the series including Independent Education Program (IEP) development, culturally-responsive family-school partnerships and state and federal special education programs. Learn more about the modules>>

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>>

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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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