Open Forum for Parents of Students with Disabilities

Open Forum for Parents of Students with Disabilities
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.

LEARN will be hosting its regional open forum on October 3, 2018.  There will be a morning session from 9:30-11:00am and an evening session from 6:30-8:00pm at LEARN.

This parent forum will consist of group conversations facilitated by special educators from LEARN. The forums were planned with the intent of being responsive to the needs of the participants, however facilitators may ask for feedback on specific special education issues in order to inform the State Advisory Committee on Special Education (SAC) and the CSDE’s Bureau of Special Education. The forums will also serve as an opportunity for parents to shape future training activities. While the forums will not necessarily address circumstances specific to individual students and families, Parent Consultants from The CT Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC), and other experts will be on-hand to offer guidance and suggestions.

If you are interested in attending this open forum, please register online by clicking here.

Click here to download the flyer.