Early Childhood Resources
Sparkler Mobile App
Download Sparkler for free today to check in on the development your 0-5 year old's heart, mind, body, and words with the Ages & Stages Questionnaires and to find fun ways to learn through play together!
School Planning Resources
Connecticut IEP Manual
The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has developed a new Individualized Education Program (IEP) document with input from a representative group of stakeholders. The purpose of this manual is to assist planning and placement teams (PPTs) in creating high quality IEPs for students in Connecticut. The document is supported within the Connecticut Special Education Data System (CT-SEDS).
Side by Side Comparison of IEP Changes
In preparation for the transition to the new IEP document and the CT-SEDS platform, this resource was developed to provide a high-level overview of the differences between Connecticut’s current and new IEP document.
A Guide to Educational Terms
This guide from the Connecticut Parents Advocacy Center was created to help parents understand the language used in Special and General Education.
CT Department of Developmental Services
DDS partners with individuals and their families to support lifelong planning, and to join with others to create and promote meaningful opportunities for individuals to fully participate as valued members of their community.
CT Parent Advocacy Center
Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center, Inc. (CPAC) is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth to 26.
Students with Disabilities & Parental Choice in CT
By offering parents and students choices among a range of educational programs and settings, the State Board of Education believes our educational system will maximize the opportunity for each student to achieve her/his highest potential.
CT Department of Aging and Disability Services
The Department of Aging and Disability Services is designed to both deliver disability services responsive to the needs of Connecticut citizens, as well as provide leadership and advocacy for the rights of CT residents with disabilities.