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This 20-minute presentation by SERC consultants Smita Worah and Barbara Slone is designed to serve as a guide to consideration of Assistive Technology devices and services through all phases - before, during, and after - the Planning and Placement Team meeting.Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Assistive Technology
  • Source SERC
  • Year of Publication 2013
  • Resource Type Multimedia
The Connecticut AT Guidelines help to define the process for considering, implementing, and evaluating technologies that equalize the learning experience for students of all abilities.Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Assistive Technology
  • Source CSDE
  • Year of Publication 2014
  • Resource Type Article (web page), file: .PDF
This resource manual provides strategies to systematically implement Assistive Technology (AT) services in High Schools. The strategies focus on assisting High Schools to deliver Assistive Technology services by: creating and sustaining school- and district-wide AT teams; providing AT services; monitoring and evaluating services to ensure that students with disabilities can access, participate in and make progress in general education curriculum.Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Assistive Technology
  • Source SERC
  • Year of Publication 2012
  • Resource Type file: .PDF
SERC has developed an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Rubric that measures the quality of IEP development for students with disabilities. The rubric is constructed on the premise that all students are entitled to the general education curriculum within the least restrictive environment, and therefore the design of an IEP is focused on student outcomes based in the general education curriculum. The rubric provides educators and families a means to assess the quality of an IEP by shifting the IEP from a mere list of legal or compliance tasks to an instructional tool, supporting a student in achieving the same general education standards as nondisabled peers. Download PDF SERC IEP Rubric: A Summary IEP Rubric Webinar This webinar, originally broadcast on…Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Special Education
  • Source SERC
  • Year of Publication 2013
  • Resource Type file: .PDF
Moving Forward with Responsible Inclusive Practice in Connecticut Schools: Ensuring that Students with Disabilities are Educated in the Least Restrictive Environment A Settlement to P.J. et al v State of Connecticut, Board of Education, et al (This synopsis is not intended to be an official representation of the Agreement’s content, but done in an effort to inform persons of the major aspects of the Agreement. There is no intention to misrepresent or not to inform persons of the Agreement’s content.) In 1991, a case was filed by five school-age children with mental retardation and their families. It was certified as a class action lawsuit on December 13, 1993. The class membership includes all school-age children with the label mental retardation/intellectual…Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Special Education, Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • Source SERC
  • Year of Publication 2015
  • Resource Type Article (web page)
About the P.J. ET AL v. State of Connecticut, Board of Education, ET AL Settlement Agreement 1. Does the Settlement Agreement apply to students who do not have an intellectual disability? If my child has multiple disabilities, including an intellectual disability, is she/he a class member? The Settlement Agreement only addresses students who have an intellectual disability, but the federal and state special education laws are the same for all students with disabilities. The requirements to place all students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment, where she/he can receive an appropriate education, are the same for all students. Placement in the regular education classroom, with the appropriate supports and services, must be the first consideration for all students. A…Read more...

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  • Resource Topic Special Education, Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • Source SERC
  • Year of Publication 2015
  • Resource Type Article (web page)
This Walkthrough Protocol covers IEP Implementation, Use of Supplementary Aids and Services and Best Practices in the Instruction of Students with Disabilities in INSTRUCTIONAL Classes. Download PDFRead more...

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  • Resource Topic Special Education, Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • Source CSDE
  • Year of Publication 2007
  • Resource Type file: .PDF
This Walkthrough Protocol covers IEP Implementation, Use of Supplementary Aids and Services and Best Practices in the Instruction of Students with Disabilities in NON-INSTRUCTIONAL Settings. Download .DOCRead more...

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  • Resource Topic Special Education, Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • Source CSDE
  • Year of Publication 2007
  • Resource Type file: .DOC(X), document
The Connecticut Guidelines for Training and Support of Paraprofessionals was published and endorsed by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) to inform and guide district personnel in the many important factors to consider in the use of paraprofessionals, specifically their training and effective use of their skills. The CSDE highly recommends that the Guidelines be used as the foundation for identifying and clarifying appropriate paraprofessional roles related to instruction. It is important that once these roles are identified, the paraprofessional continues to work under the direct supervision of a certified teacher and receive ongoing specialized training and professional development. Download PDFRead more...

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  • Resource Topic Paraprofessionals
  • Source CSDE
  • Year of Publication 2012
  • Resource Type file: .PDF
Guide to ADD/ADHD Facts about ADD/ADHD Instructional Strategies to Support Students with ADD/ADHD Professional Development Resources Download PDFRead more...

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  • Resource Topic Paraprofessionals
  • Source CSDE
  • Year of Publication 2014
  • Resource Type file: .PDF
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