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Connecting ALL the Pieces in the Secondary Transition Process Puzzle

Connecting ALL the Pieces in the Secondary Transition Process Puzzle

A new professional development opportunity from SERC.

The Power of Paraeducators: A Pathway to Excellence

The Power of Paraeducators: A Pathway to Excellence

Call for Papers for the 32nd National Conference for Paraeducators & Related Service Providers.

Special Announcement from SERC

Special Announcement from SERC

On June 13, 2014, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law Public Act 14-212, which establishes SERC as a quasi-public agency.

Schools Chosen for Statewide Expansion of SRBI

Schools Chosen for Statewide Expansion of SRBI

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Thirteen schools across the state from New London to Torrington have been selected to participate in Connecticut’s State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) to establish a comprehensive system of academic and behavioral supports for all students.

Annual Reports

Annual Reports

SERC's Annual Report for 2012-2013 is now available

2014 Directory of Summer Camps and Programs

2014 Directory of Summer Camps and Programs

This unique directory lists camps and other programs for exceptional children and their families that offer a range of both indoor and outdoor activities. Read more.

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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SPDG

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

CSPD

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.

Just for Parents: CT PIRC

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CT Parent Information and Resource Center
1-800-842-8678

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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It is the policy of the State Education Resource Center (SERC) that no person shall be discriminated against or excluded from participation in any SERC programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, intellectual disability, physical disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Inquiries regarding SERC's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Alfred P. Bruno, SERC Counsel at bruno@ctserc.org