The Connecticut State Board of Education is committed to ensuring that all of the state’s preschool-age children, including children with disabilities, are afforded an opportunity to participate in a high-quality preschool education. Such an experience fosters a child’s overall development, including literacy and readiness for the public school kindergarten curriculum. The Board’s focus on preschool education is a cornerstone of the state’s school reform efforts, with attention to high expectations and the assurance that preschool-age children will demonstrate performance and proficiency at each age and stage of development and will enter school ready to learn.
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 through 26. The Center is committed to the idea that parents can be the most effective advocates for their children, given the confidence that knowledge and understanding of special education law and its procedures can bring. Through outreach efforts and referrals from schools, social service agencies and other parents, the number of families that Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center serves has grown dramatically over the past 32 years. They continue to take pride in providing prompt and personal assistance to all who contact them. CPAC is staffed by parents of children with disabilities who have training in, and personal experience with, the law and disability issues.
This website contains all you need to know about special education. The Connecticut State Board of Education believes that all students, including students with exceptionalities, are unique and influenced by cultural, linguistic, intellectual, psychological, health and economic factors. (Excerpted from the State Board of Education’s Position Statement on the Education of Students with Exceptionalities)
Connecticut’s Legal Aid programs created this website to help people with very low income find help for their legal problems. This website will give you legal information and tools to help you represent yourself.
SERC provides resources, professional development, and a centralized library to educators, families, and community members in collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Education and other partners.
SpEdConnecticut, Inc., known as the Learning Disabilities Association of Connecticut for many years, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the educational experience of children with disabilities. They provide information, training, and advocacy support to families as they seek appropriate educational services for their children with special education needs.