The application for the 17th annual Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities is now available on the Youth Leadership Project website. The Youth Leadership Forum will take place July 27th through July 30th at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus and is sponsored in full. Learn more>>
In September 2014, the Connecticut Department of Education issued guidance on the topic of Technical Edits that can be made to a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) document. Additionally the state has provided a highlighted version of the IEP to further clarify where these technical edits are allowed. Learn more>>
The Legislative Program Review and Investigators Committee (PRI) is conducting a survey on Transitional Services for Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The purpose of the study is to find out the needs of individuals with ASD, and what services are available to help them. Learn more about the survey>>
The UCONN Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEED) is conducting a survey regarding parent's experiences at their child's Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meeting. If you child has an IEP, in a Connecticut Public School and was in grade 3rd, 4th or 5th this past year, you are encouraged to fill out this survey Learn more about the survey>>
In April 2014, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) partnered to survey 500 school superintendents to determine the state of district-wide school discipline policies and practices. It examined how and why districts use out-of-school suspension (OSS), the revision and parameters of districts’ discipline policies, the outside partners districts seek in improving school discipline, and the efforts being made to create more positive school climates to reduce discipline disparities. Learn more about the survey>>
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Featured Lending Library Resource
Dads of Disability: Stories For, By and About Fathers of Children who Experience Disability (and the Women who Love Them!) by Gary Dietz is a collection of 41 essays and poems that illustrate a father's perception of, and reaction to, being a father of a child who experiences disability. From before through birth, to diagnosis, to the workplace, to serious medical or behavioral issues, to fathers' support circles, and much more—including aging and death—many inflection points are explored by the fathers themselves as well as the mothers and children in their lives. To borrow this book, or other books in our Lending Library, please contact CPAC at email@example.com or 1-800-445-2722.
- November 22, 2014Special Education Clinic(Hartford, CT)
- November 22, 2014Understanding the Special Education Process(West Haven, CT)
- December 2, 2014Families for Families: Creating a Better Future(Bristol, CT)
- December 2, 2014Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate(Watertown, CT)
- December 2, 2014Self-Advocacy Skills: What Students and Families Need to Know(Norwich, CT)
- December 13, 2014Holiday Gathering(Waterford, CT)
- January 14, 2015Developing the Individualized Education Program (IEP)(Fairfield, CT)
- January 27, 2015Developing the Individualized Education Program (IEP)(Glastonbury, CT)