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Forty Years of IDEA

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In the same year, the first center to help parents understand IDEA and how to advocate for their children was born. Learn more>>

Parent Survey on Special Education in CT 2014-2015

This is your chance to share your feedback on your experience with your child's special education program. Each year, the Bureau of Special Education conducts a survey of parents of students receiving special education services, ages 3 through 21 in a sampling of school districts throughout the state. If your town is on this year’s list, watch for your survey to be coming soon! The survey is being sent in the mail and through email. Learn more>>

Next Steps Parent Leadership Training Series 2015

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 of roles at the school, district, regional or state level. Learn more>>

Office of the Child Advocate & Committee on Children Informational Forum on Restraint & Seclusion in Schools

On Friday, May 1, 2015 the Office of the Child Advocate and Committee on Children held an informational and thought provoking forum on restraint and seclusion in schools. View the full video>>

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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

Please take a few moments to let us know how we're doing: CPAC Satisfaction Survey

Featured Resource

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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