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>>
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>>
Autism Speaks has announced that this year, 685 iPad Airs will be awarded to financially disadvantaged people with autism. The application is now open! Apply today!>>
This October marks the 30th Anniversary of the passage of Public Law 99-457, which established Part C and mandated Part B, Section 619 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These programs have played a critical role in improving results and upholding the rights of infants, toddlers, and preschool children with disabilities and their families Learn more>>
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- February 22, 2017Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate(Branford, CT)
- February 23, 2017Developing the Individualized Education Program(Sandy Hook, CT)
- March 11, 2017Disability Summit(Uncasville, CT)
- March 15, 2017Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES)(Webinar)
- March 22, 2017CES Transition Resource Expo(Trumbull, CT)
- March 22, 2017Families as Advisors: How to Tell Your Story(Branford, CT)
- March 30, 2017The Inspiring Story of a Rebel Dyslexic Space Explorer(Southport, CT)
- March 30, 2017Transition Expo 2017(Meriden, CT)
- March 30, 2017REACH: Train the Trainer Series: Talking With your Child About Their Disability(Webinar)