Next STEPs

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 roles at the school, district, regional or state level. Participants will learn about the law related to education as well as state and federal level initiatives that impact students with disabilities and their education. It is a chance to learn how and where to give a voice to the needs of families of students with disabilities. Ultimately our goal is for participants to become active, collaborative team members in an effort to support student success.

The upcoming series will be held in New Britain. The training will be held each Tuesday and Thursday evening in September, 2015. The training is divided into four topical areas. Each topical area will feature one three hour training session (Tuesdays) and one 90 minute follow up activity and discussion (Thursdays).

Tuesdays: September 1, 8, 15, 22 held from 6-9pm
Thursdays: September 3, 10, 17, 24 held from 6:30-8pm

  • Week 1: Laying the Foundation: Educational Laws and their Impact on Students with Disabilities
  • Week 2: Developing an Appropriate IEP
  • Week 3: The Parent’s Role at the Table: Planning and Progress Monitoring
  • Week 4: Reaching Agreement by Working Together

Click here for the application. Deadline to apply: Monday, August 17, 2015.

Please call 1-800-445-2722 or email

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