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Early Childhood Resources

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School Planning Resources

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).

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.

This guide from the Connecticut Parents Advocacy Center was created to help parents understand the language used in Special and General Education.

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.

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.

Provides information and links to various programs, departments and their contacts in the Bureau of Special Education.

This six-part webinar includes an overview of foundational knowledge in the area of trauma and describes a variety of trauma sensitive practices that can be implemented in school settings to support student success.

This is a listing of resources to help connect families to local community-based resources.

Information for parents, guardians and other family members about Connecticut laws, regulations, and policies affecting special education programs and services.

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.

Transition Resources

A handbook for parents and students regarding self-advocacy, employment, college, training, independent living, and community participation.

The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) often works with youth and young adults while they are still in high school. This page has brochures and videos in both English and Spansih.

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.

(Versión española aquí) A written bill of rights from the Connecticut's Department of Education for distribution to parents at the Planning and Placement Team (PPT) meeting.

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