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>>
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>>
U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to Schools on Ensuring Equity and Providing Behavioral Supports to Students with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education has just issued new guidance on how schools should be providing positive behavioral supports for students with disabilities rather than disciplinary actions like suspension and expulsion. Learn more>>
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>>
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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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- September 21, 2016Talking to Your Child About Their Disability: When, How & Why(Webinar)
- September 29, 2016Developing the Individualized Education Program (IEP)(Bristol, CT)
- October 5, 2016Sensory Friendly Day at the Connecticut Science Center(Hartford, CT)
- October 6, 2016Help! My Child is Struggling in School(Brookfield, CT)
- October 7, 2016Wrightslaw Special Education and Advocacy Conference with Pete Wright, Esq.(Sturbridge, MA)
- October 14, 2016Raising Resilient Children(Location to be Determined)
- October 17, 2016Next Steps Fall 2016(New Haven, CT)