Upcoming Events

November and December 2018

Open Forums with the Department of Developmental Services’ Commissioner Jordan Scheff


Open Forums with the
Department of Developmental Services’
Commissioner Jordan Scheff

Commissioner Scheff will be available to hear about what is working and what is not.

Tuesday November 13, 2018 – Wallingford
35 Thorpe Avenue, 3rd Floor

Monday November 19, 2018 – East Hartford
155 Founders Plaza / 255 Pitkin Street

Tuesday November 27, 2018 – Torrington
Torrington Center, Alvord Park Road

Monday December 3, 2018 – Danbury
Danbury Center, 400 Main Street

Monday December 10, 2018 – Norwich
Uncas on the Thames Campus, Campbell Building
401 W. Thames Street, Unit 202

Monday December 17, 2018 – Willimantic
90 South Park Street

All meetings are scheduled from 6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m.

RSVP to Dianne Gill at or 860-418-6091

December 5, 2018

Exploring Your Child’s Educational Journey

Stamford, Ct

Attorney Lawrence W. Berliner, a special
Education law attorney and founder of the Law Office of Lawrence W. Berliner, LLC, Westport, Conn. will empower parents with the knowledge, understanding, tools and strategies they need to impact their child’s educational experience. Exploring Your Child’s Educational Journey is the name of the interactive workshop that will guide parents in navigating the special education maze and focus on what they need to know for the school year and beyond.

This workshop will be hosted and moderated by Attorney Berliner with speakers, psychologists Lauren Riordan PhD., and Jeff DeTeso, PhD., The Waverly Group, Greenwich. It will take place on Wednesday, December 5th at 6:30pm p.m. at the Stamford Jewish Community Center (JCC), located at 1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905.

Attorney Berliner, Dr. Riordan, and Dr. DeTeso will help parents discover what they need to know about:
1) Your Child’s basic educational rights
2) The Turning Point: What to do when your child is struggling in school and the school is not responding to your child’s needs
3) What is an IEE (Independent Educational Evaluation) and parents’ right to have one and
4) School learning challenges: executive function, ADHD, anxiety issues, and learning differences. Parents are encouraged to bring questions and they will also receive valuable handouts.

Registration is suggested. To learn more about the workshop, and to register, please contact Rachel Berliner at: or contact her at: (203) 255-0582. For more information, please visit the website at:

About Attorney Berliner:
Attorney Berliner has devoted his Connecticut law practice to helping parents pursue their child’s educational rights. With 30 years of experience representing and advocating for children, adults, and families with special needs, Attorney Berliner focuses his practice exclusively on special education law, disability law, and legal advocacy for individuals with disabilities. He is based in Westport, Connecticut.

Rachel H. Berliner
Law Office of Lawrence W. Berliner, LLC
Phone: (203) 255-0582

November, January and March

Person-Centered Planning: The Various Options to Secure Positive Student Outcomes


Whether you’re a parent or an educator from elementary to high school, you may have many questions about future plans for your students with disabilities. Person-Centered Planning helps guide students and the adults supporting them in answering some of these questions:

 What is my vision for a good year/life?
 How am I going to overcome barriers that I may face?
 What activities and/or services do I need to have to be successful in achieving my goals?
 What do I want to do when I finish school?

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), the RESC Alliance, and the State Education Resource Center (SERC) invite families/parents of students with disabilities and educators to learn about a variety of Person-Centered Planning options, including an introduction to Charting the LifeCourse: A New Universal Person-Centered Planning Process.

Registration Questions? Linda Adorno, SERC,
860-632-1485, ext. 241 or

Content Questions? Missy Wrigley, SERC,
860-632-1485, ext. 397 or

A collaboration between Presenters: RESC & SERC Consultants

Audience: Grades K-12: Families/Parents of students with disabilities and Special Education Teachers and Administrators

Fee: None These offerings are IDEA grant-funded activities.

Monday, November 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
LEARN, Old Lyme

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Friday, January 25, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
ACES, Hamden

Monday, January 28, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CES, Trumbull

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CREC, Hartford

Tuesday March 5, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
EdAdvance, Litchfield

March 29, 2019

2019 Achievement Through Assistive Technology Conference

Hartford Hilton, 315 Trumbull St, Hartford, CT

2019 Achievement Through Assistive Technology Conference

Presented by CT Tech Act Project with the support of EASTCONN Assistive Technology and Transition Services
Connecticut Tech Act Project EASTCONN Where Learning Comes to Life
March 29, 2019
9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Hartford Hilton
315 Trumbull St, Hartford, CT 06103 (MAP)
Phone: (860) 728-5151

Early bird pricing of $125.00 now through January 18, 2019. Registration ends on March 15, 2019.
Thanks to Our Conference Sponsors

Visit our Sponsorship Options page for more details.
Conference participants will enjoy:

Full day participation in workshop sessions, designed into 3 strands: AT and Employment; Education; and Independent Living;
Dedicated conference time to meet with exhibitors and learn the latest about Assistive Technology;
Exhibitor Scavenger Hunt, with chances to win door prizes;
Networking with colleagues, making new contacts in the field; and
LEARNING how AT can enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities, from K-12 and through the adult lifespan.

There will be 25 Exhibitors and 20 Sessions scheduled to run throughout the day.
Schedule at a Glance

8:00 – 9:00 Registration & Vendors
9:00 – 9:45 Opening Remarks & Keynote
10:00 -11:00 Session 1 (4 concurrent sessions)
10:00-11:45 Session 1 (2 concurrent sessions)
11:00 -12:15 Vendors
11:15 – 12:15 Session 2 (4 concurrent sessions)
12:15 – 12:45 Lunch and Vendors
12:30 – 1:15 Vendors
1:00 – 2:00 Session 3 (4 concurrent sessions)
1:15 – 3:00 Session 3 (2 concurrent sessions)
2:00 – 3:15 Vendors
2:15 – 3:15 Session 4 (4 concurrent sessions)
3:15 3:30 Closing Remarks &Door Prizes
The official hashtag for the Achievement Through Assistive Technology Conference 2019 is #ATinCT19

Follow both @CTtechact and #ATinCT18 to stay up to date on conference planning, activities, sessions and more!

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