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Open Forum for Parents of Students with Disabilities

September 26th, 2018

Open Forum for Parents of Students with Disabilities

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE)
and the RESC Alliance invite parents of students with
disabilities to participate in regional forums to obtain
feedback and input on special education systems,
processes, and services. The CSDE is committed to
ensuring that students with disabilities receive access to
the services and supports that they are entitled to under
the law. These regional forums will provide parents with
the opportunity to share their experiences with the Special
Education Bureau Chief in a structured environment to
discuss the most pressing needs of the special education
community in Connecticut.

The parent forums will consist of group conversations
facilitated by special educators from Connecticut’s Regional
Education Service Centers (RESCs). The forums were
planned with the intent of being responsive to the needs of
the participants, however facilitators may ask for feedback
on specific special education issues in order to inform the
State Advisory Committee on Special Education (SAC) and
the CSDE’s Bureau of Special Education. The forums will
also serve as an opportunity for parents to shape future
training activities. While the forums will not necessarily
address circumstances specific to individual students and
families, Parent Consultants from The CT Parent Advocacy
Center (CPAC), and other experts will be on-hand to offer
guidance and suggestions.

There will be a morning (9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.)
and an evening (6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.) session for each forum.

Oct. 3 — LEARN
LOCATION
LEARN
44 Hatchetts Hill Rd.
Old Lyme, CT 06371

Oct. 4 — ACES
LOCATION
ACES Staff Development
205 Skiff St.
Hamden, CT 06517

Oct. 15 — EASTCONN
LOCATION
EASTCONN
376 Hartford Turnpike
Hampton, CT 06247

Oct. 16—EDADVANCE
EdAdvance
355 Goshen Road
Litchfield, CT 06759

Nov. 7 — CREC
LOCATION
Hosted by CREC at the Chrysalis Center
255 Homestead Avenue
Hartford, CT 06112

Nov. 8 — C.E.S.
LOCATION
C.E.S.
25 Oakview Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611

REGISTER HERE: https://crectransportation.wufoo.com/forms/z1k8fhpn1bn931g