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Mental Health and Special Education

By |2019-08-22T06:49:30-04:00May 6th, 2010|Categories: Education, mental health, Special Education|Tags: , , |

According to National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey, 13% of children ages 8 to 15 have at least one mental disorder. Mental illness can have a profound affect on a child’s educational experience. If your child is struggling in school because of his or her mental health needs, consider requesting an evaluation to determine if your child has special education needs.

Special Education Open Forum

By |2019-08-22T06:49:30-04:00April 27th, 2010|Categories: Education, Special Education|Tags: |

The Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, is hosting “A Facilitated Discussion About Students With Disabilities in the Least Restrictive Environment.” The forum, which will be held on May 4, 2010, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Hartford, provides an opportunity for parents and advocates to express their views about educating students

Financial Assistance for Young Adults with Down Syndrome

By |2019-08-22T06:49:30-04:00April 26th, 2010|Categories: Down Syndrome, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

A Weekend Retreat for Parents of Children with Disabilities will be held from May 14 to May 16, 2010 at the Guest House Center in Chester, Connecticut. Organized by Education Organizer, LLC, the retreat aims to “provide relaxation, reflection, and personal growth for parents facing the extraordinary stresses of raising a child with a physical, cognitive

Weekend Retreat for Parents of Children with Disabilities

By |2019-08-22T06:49:30-04:00April 25th, 2010|Categories: child advocate, Students with Disabilties|Tags: , , |

A Weekend Retreat for Parents of Children with Disabilities will be held from May 14 to May 16, 2010 at the Guest House Center in Chester, Connecticut. Organized by Education Organizer, LLC, the retreat aims to “provide relaxation, reflection, and personal growth for parents facing the extraordinary stresses of raising a child with a physical, cognitive, or emotional disability.”

In-School Suspension Law Should Not Be Delayed

By |2019-08-22T06:49:30-04:00April 12th, 2010|Categories: Education, Legislation, School Discipline|Tags: , , , , , |

Three years ago, the Connecticut legislature passed a law, Public Act 07-66, to require suspensions of students to occur in school unless “the administration determines that the pupil being suspended poses such a danger to persons or property or such a disruption of the educational process that the pupil shall be excluded from school during the period of suspension.”

Gap in Reading Proficiency for Students with Disabilities

By |2019-08-22T06:49:30-04:00April 8th, 2010|Categories: Education, Reading, Special Education, Students with Disabilties|Tags: |

A recently released report from The Nation’s Report Card shows a significant gap between reading proficiency of students with disabilities and other students in Connecticut. Among students in fourth grade and students in eighth grade, only 13% of students with disabilities scored at the proficient level while 46% of other students scored at the proficient level

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