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PBIS: Information Session for the 2015-16 year

PBIS: Information Session for the 2015-16 year

Come find out more about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and how to apply.

Empowered to Lead Symposium

Empowered to Lead Symposium

A new opportunity for teacher-leaders, administrators, and other educators to articulate and enhance the power of educational leadership in our schools, districts, state, and nation.

Family Saturdays - Having a Blast with Math!

Family Saturdays - Having a Blast with Math!

Parents and children are invited to explore and discover together the excitement of how we use MATH every day, at home and wherever we go!

RFP: Planning Grants to Increase Representation of Black and Latino Educators

RFP: Planning Grants to Increase Representation of Black and Latino Educators

SERC, on behalf of CSDE, invites local education agencies (LEAs) to develop multi-pronged, multi-year plans for the 2014-15 school year.

The Reading and Writing Connection for Preschool and Primary Grades with Kathy Collins

The Reading and Writing Connection for Preschool and Primary Grades with Kathy Collins

This workshop will address developmentally appropriate reading and writing instruction from preschool to the primary grades.

A Family Guide to Assistive Technology in Connecticut

For other Assistive Technology articles and brochures visit our Technology in Education Initiative page.

What is Assistive Technology?
Assistive technology (AT) is anything that helps a child to perform a skill or participate in an activity. For example, AT can be anything from a simple device such as wristwatch with larger numbers to something more complex such as a computer with specialized software. According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), an assistive technology device is any item, piece or equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of children with disabilities.

How can assistive technology help my child?
Assistive technology can help children with disabilities be independent within their limitations and participate in social, academic, community, and vocational activities. AT can assist in the areas of:

  • independent living such as eating, dressing, recreation and leisure, home living (cooking, cleaning, etc.)
  • communication
  • mobility
  • vision and hearing
  • reading and writing
  • mathematics
  • computer access
  • recreational activities
  • vocational activities
For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Consultant, SERC at (860) 632-1485 ext.319

Download the brochure in English

Una Guía Familiar Para Tecnología Asistida En Connecticut (Download in Spanish)

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Check out what's happening with Connecticut's State Personnel Development Grant.


imageConnecticut's Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) serves to improve the quality of educational services and programs for children with special needs, and their families, through the ongoing preparation and professional development of educators and services providers.

NEW! SLD/Dyslexia Web Page

Check out our new initiative page on Specific Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia for resources, links and guides for educators, parents and students.

Just for Parents: CT PIRC


CT Parent Information and Resource Center

State Department of Education

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Visit the Connecticut State Department of Education's homepage.

Fiscal Report

The Fiscal Report provided to the General Assembly of the State of CT, pursuant to Section 3 of Public Act 13-286 and dated January 15, 2014, is available for download here. (5.7mb, pdf)

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