The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) offers an opportunity from February 6, 2014 through April 8, 2014 for the public to review and comment on the Annual State Application Under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for Federal Fiscal Year 2014. Click to read more>>
The M.O.R.E. Commission has recently been reinstated. The Commission works, in a collaborative manner, to bring together legislators with town officials, advocates and concerned citizens to work on areas in need of change. This year, the Commission also established a special education working group. Learn more about the working group and the January 23rd meeting>>
The U.S. Department of Education (ED), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), released a school discipline guidance package on January 8th that will assist states, districts and schools in developing solutions to enhance school climate, and improve school discipline policies and practices. While incidents of school violence have decreased overall, too many schools are still struggling to create positive, safe environments. The guidance package provides resources for creating such climates, which are essential for boosting student academic success and closing achievement gaps. Read the guidance package>>
The CT Early Learning and Development Standards, which outline what children, birth to five, should know and be able to do, is now available online. The standards were developed to help families, communities and schools work together to support children's early learning and growth. Access the Standards here>>
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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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Featured Lending Library Resource
A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Function Impairments by Thomas E. Brown explains the research indicating that ADHD is a developmental disorder of the brains executive functions and describes treatments that can help. To borrow this book, or other books in our Lending Library, please contact CPAC at email@example.com or 1-800-445-2722.
- March 11, 2014CT Council on Developmental Disabilities Public Forum(West Hartford, CT)
- March 11, 2014Summer Camps and Recreational Activities for Children with Special Needs(Danbury, CT)
- March 12, 2014Parent Leadership and Advocacy Training(Farmington, CT)
- March 13, 2014Understanding Challenging Behavior in Young Children(Watertown, CT)
- March 15, 2014Autism Parent Boot Camp: Transition- OMG(Waterbury, CT)
- March 17, 2014Vacations with Autism and Other Special Needs(Stratford, CT)
- March 17, 2014Understanding Challenging Behavior in Young Children(Norwalk, CT)