Special Education Training Opportunity

By |September 4th, 2014|

SpEdCT will soon be holding its annual “What You Need to Know About Special Education," a seminar for parents and professionals. This year, as always, the series will be packed with

Homework Headaches

By |October 15th, 2012|

The school year is now well under way. For many parents, that means homework headaches are in full swing! If you spend your nights imploring, cajoling, and begging your child to get his or her homework done, you might find this article identifying 4 Keys to Managing Homework for Children with Learning Disabilities helpful

Learning Disabilities Association Holds Special Education Seminars

By |August 2nd, 2011|

The Learning Disabilities Association of Connecticut will soon be holding its annual “What You Need to Know About Special Education Seminar for Parents and Professionals” to educate parents and professionals about special education. This year, as always, the series will be packed with valuable information for anyone interested in special education law, especially parents of children with special education needs

New Law Protects Children from Abuse by School Employees

By |July 14th, 2011|

Just last week, the Governor signed Public Act 11-93, imposing new requirements intended to protect children from abuse by school employees. The law adopts recommendations made in a report issued in July 2010 by the Office of the Child Advocate and the Attorney General

Landmark Case Clarifies IDEA Protections for Bullied Special Education Students

By |May 3rd, 2011|

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York recently decided that when bullying affects a special education student’s opportunity to receive an appropriate education, schools have a responsibility to address bullying, take steps to prevent it from occurring in the future

Education Committee to Consider Legislation Closing Loopholes on Teacher Background Checks

By |February 23rd, 2011|

The Connecticut legislature’s Committee on Education will hold a public hearing today to consider Raised Bill 6326, An Act Concerning the Response of School Districts and The Departments of Education and Children and Families to reports of Child Abuse and Neglect. If passed, the bill would implement the recommendations of the Child Advocate’s report

Learning Disabilities Seminar for Parents and Professionals

By |August 10th, 2010|

The Learning Disabilities Association of Connecticut will be holding a series of seminars on learning disabilities and appropriate educational programming for children with difficulty learning

Investigation Reveals Numerous System Failures When School Employees Abuse or Neglect Children

By |July 12th, 2010|

The Child Advocate and Attorney General recently released a report, Protecting Our Children: Improving Protections For Children When Allegations Are Made That School System Personnel Abused and/or Neglected Children, detailing the results of an extensive investigation into the response of local school districts

New Law Promises Educational Stability for Children in DCF Care

By |July 1st, 2010|

Effective today, children placed in foster care or other out-of-home care by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) can stay in the school they were attending when they were removed from their home, rather than changing schools based on where they are placed. Until now, children who entered state care were required to enroll in school

Mental Health and Special Education

By |May 6th, 2010|

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.
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