• Grant Award Announcement

    SERC to partner in new CT Statewide Family Engagement Center Read More
  • Back to School 2018 - 15th Annual Meeting

    From the Connecticut State Department of Education - Bureau of Special Education Read More
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SERC is a quasi-public agency established under statute to serve the CT State Board of Education in supporting educational equity and excellence. We do this by providing professional development and information dissemination in the latest research and best practices to educators, service providers, and families throughout the state, as well as job-embedded technical assistance and training within schools, programs, and districts.


  • Enhancing Instructional Programs within Schools: Training in Special Educational Administration

    This seven-day series is designed to assist educational leaders by ensuring quality, comprehensive programming for all students. The sessions focus on specific competencies, systems change, and the unification of general and special education as part of the CT Core Standards (2010), Common Core of Teaching, and Common Core of Leading: CT School Leadership Standards, and PSEL Guidance Document…
  • Bureau of Special Education Leadership Forum - December - New Directors

    Description: The leadership forums are designed for ConnCase and district special education administrators to build their knowledge around specific Bureau of Special Education (BSE) topics and legal issues to support their roles on behalf of serving students with disabilities and their families. This full day Leadership forum is for new Directors only (1-3 years in the position) Notes for this…
  • Parent Focus Groups - Regional Meetings for Parent Feedback

    You’re invited! Parent Focus Groups Do you know if your school or district has the resources it needs to fulfill the goals of your child’s IEP? We’re here to listen! A parent meeting is coming to your region so we can hear directly from you about your experience, your concerns, and whether you have access to the information you need to advocate for your child. Join us and be a part of this unique…
  • CT Transition Community of Practice - October Meeting

    Connecticut has created the CT Transition Community of Practice (CoP) to centralize all activities, resources, and initiatives related to secondary transition and to provide information and support to students, families, and professionals. The CoP is comprised of multiple stakeholder groups that have come together with a single focus: enhancing the transition of youth with disabilities to adult…
  • Building IEPs that Work: The Educational Benefit Review Process - Regional Sessions for Families

    This overview of the Educational Benefit Review Process will guide families in using this hands‐on protocol to help determine if a student's IEPs were "reasonably calculated" for him/her to achieve educational benefit. The experience is designed to assist educators in making informed decisions about how their students' education will ready them for college, career, and life. This session…
  • Finding and Using Low-Cost/No-Cost Technology for the Classroom - Fall Session

    Do you know how to access the best technologies for your children’s education? And did you know that many assistive technologies cost little or nothing to you or your school? The State Education Resource Center (SERC) is pleased to offer this hands-on session for educators and families of students with disabilities, learning differences, and any kind of academic challenge in school. Participants…
  • Building IEPs that Work: The Educational Benefit Review Process - Regional Sessions for Educators

    This overview of the Educational Benefit Review Process will guide teachers, administrators, and student support services professionals in using this hands‐on protocol to help determine if a student's IEPs were "reasonably calculated" for him/her to achieve educational benefit. The experience is designed to assist educators in making informed decisions about how their students' education will…
  • Bureau of Special Education Leadership Forum - December

    The leadership forums are designed for ConnCase and district special education administrators to build their knowledge around specific Bureau of Special Education (BSE) topics and legal issues to support their roles on behalf of serving students with disabilities and their families. Topics include: Strengthening family engagement practices to support students with disabilities, with a focus on…

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