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Parent Resources

The following are resources available to families of student with disabilities. Some of these services are available through your Parent Teacher Association Council (PTAC)/ Educational Differences Support (EDS) Committee School Representatives.

EDS Meeting Resources

2016-2017 Meeting Schedule & Topics

Parent workshops are designed to provide families with information and practical tools to support their children with special needs. These sessions are opened to all families in the district. Please note that these dates and locations are subject to change.

Parent Workshops

10/8/16 Parents as Partners Annual Conference

Cos Cob


J. Tomizawa

PTAC/EDS Parent Meetings and Workshops
(Organizational meeting at 9:30)

9/28/16 Welcome with PPS Admin

Town Hall



11/16/16 PLEP to Goals to Services

Town Hall



1/25/17 Communication, Progress and Adjustments

Town Hall



3/15/17 Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Town Hall



5/24/17 Evaluation Tools and Process

Town Hall



District Resources

Parents as Partners Handbook

Procedural Safeguards

CT Department of Education Resources

Here you will find the most recent and up-to-dated CT State laws and regulations pertaining to Special Education

Parents as Partners

CT State Department of Education Special Education

Connecticut Assistive Technology Guidelines

2016 Parents as Partners Conference

Thank you to all who attended and participated at this year's conference.

Conference Presentations

Keynote Speaker: in his presentation Dr. Brooks discussed a strength-based approach for working with and raising children and adolescents with special needs. He will describe (a) why some children with special needs have an easier time developing a positive self-image than others, (b) the importance of identifying and reinforcing each child and adolescent’s “islands of competence,” and (c) specific strategies that parents and teachers can use to nurture motivation, learning, self-discipline, caring, hope, and resilience in children and adolescents with special needs.

Dr. Robert Brooks: Nurturing Hope and Resilience in Children with Special Needs


Trisha Cheney, Special Educational Teacher: Understanding Your Child's IEP

Taylor Carroll-Marino, M.S., NCSP & Lauren Regan, Special Education Teacher: Taking the Zones Home: How to Implement the Zones of Regulation in the Home Environment

Dr. Fabian Agiurgioaei Boie: Mindful Parenting: Cultivating Self- Regulation and Compassion with Your Children

Christopher Lovermi, Transition Coordinator and Celeste Vigliotti, Special Education Teacher, CAS Transition Planning 3.0

Theoni Stavrianopoulos, SLP: The Role of Speech Language Pathologist in the school

Genevieve Morales, SLP: Éxito para su Niño! Estrategias para ayudar sus hijos/hijas desarollar el lenguaje academico necesario para que sea exitoso en la escuela (Spanish)

Elizabeth Forger,BS , M.Ed-Special Ed: Establishing Routines at Home

Expo Participants

Constellation Health Services: Motor Activities to Help Your Child be School Ready (OT/PT in school)

Alina Agiurgioaei Boie, Ph. D.: Mindfulness

Cherisse Barrett: Reading in the digital age

Ilene Koester: Reading Tips for Growing Readers

Greenwich High School: Hand in Hand & Unified Sports

Community Organizations


Family Centers

Family Connections

Kids in Crisis

PTAC- Educational Differences Support

Free resources and support for people in need