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.
- Welcome Back Letters
- CT Department of Education Resources
- CT Department of Developmental Services
- District Resources
- Free resources and support for people in need
- Common Core Standards
- 2016 Parents as Partners Conference
Here you will find the most recent and up-to-date CT State laws and regulations pertaining to Special Education:
Disability Rights Connecticut (DRCT) is an organization designated by Governor Malloy to succeed the former Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (P&A) when it closed on June 30, 2017.
Thank you to all who attended and participated at this year's conference.
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
Elizabeth Forger,BS , M.Ed-Special Ed: Establishing Routines at Home
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
Kids in Crisis
PTAC- Educational Differences Support