I apologize that the events are not ordered by date.  I am an advocate, not a webmaster.

Give Your Input to the CT Bureau of Special Education! - Open Forum for Parents - Various dates in October/November - Old Lyme, Hamden, Hampton, Hartford, Litchfield, Trumbull

posted Sep 23, 2018, 9:22 AM by Diane Willcutts   [ updated Oct 5, 2018, 2:52 PM ]

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) and the RESC Alliance invite parents of students with disabilities to participate in regional forums to obtain feedback and input on special education systems, processes, and services. The CSDE is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities receive access to the services and supports that they are entitled to under the law. These regional forums will provide parents with the opportunity to share their experiences with the Special Education Bureau Chief in a structured environment to discuss the most pressing needs of the special education community in Connecticut. 


Note that parents are also going to be able to submit written input.  There is not a link to do this yet, as reportedly the organizers did not want to suppress attendance in person.  I will post the link here as soon as it is available.

There will be a morning (9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.)
and an evening (6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.) session for each forum.

Oct. 3 — LEARN
44 Hatchetts Hill Rd.
Old Lyme, CT 06371

Oct. 4 — ACES
ACES Staff Development
205 Skiff St.
Hamden, CT 06517

Oct. 15 — EASTCONN
376 Hartford Turnpike
Hampton, CT 06247

355 Goshen Road
Litchfield, CT 06759

Nov. 7 — CREC
Hosted by CREC at the Chrysalis Center
255 Homestead Avenue
Hartford, CT 06112

Nov. 8 — C.E.S.
25 Oakview Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611


SpEd Connecticut series: What You Need to Know About Special Education - Fall 2018 - Tuesdays - Hartford

posted Sep 3, 2018, 2:52 PM by Diane Willcutts   [ updated Nov 13, 2018, 3:54 PM ]

This is a program designed for parents, advocates, attorneys, educators, and other professionals.
People may attend one session, several, or all!  
To register, go here.
Nov. 13 - Transition Planning 
Presenters: Joseph Prignano & Jackie Middleton 
Nov. 20 - The Scoop on Understanding Psych Testing: What do all those numbers mean
Presenter: Caley Schwartz. Ph.D. 
Nov. 27 - Procedural Safeguards - Complaints, Mediation, Hearings 
Presenter: Jeffrey Forte Esq.

Call or email the office today for more information 

All trainings are held on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon at 

75 Charter Oak Ave, Hartford, CT

International Dyslexia Association Annual Conference - October 24-27 - Mashantucket

posted Apr 13, 2018, 5:59 PM by Diane Willcutts   [ updated Apr 13, 2018, 6:01 PM ]

IDA's 2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference is for anyone affected by dyslexia and other learning based challenges. It is intended for educators, researchers, therapists, policy-makers, parents, and advocates to ban together and to access the most relevant and innovative content in the field of literacy, expand their existing networks, and gain fresh tools they need to transform the lives of those with dyslexia.  

Location:  Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Dates:  October 24-27, 2018.

More information is here.

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