Newsletters & Publications

MONTHLY ENEWS

The Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center puts out an e-newsletter 11 months a year.

August 2019 E-News
June 2019 E-News
Access previous newsletters

STEPPING FORWARD

Stepping Forward: A Self-Advocacy Guide for Middle and High School Students (formerly known as An Educational Journey from Self Discovery to Advocacy) is intended to help middle and high school students develop self-advocacy skills and plan for the transition from school to adult life. Some of the skills and activities mentioned in the guide may also be appropriate for students and teachers at the elementary school level. It is never too early to begin thinking about and teaching skills that will help students to be better prepared for secondary transition! Click here to download a PDF version.

GUIDE TO TERMS

This guide was designed to help parents in Connecticut understand the language used in special and general education. Sometimes during meetings or school visits, words or acronyms are used that are unfamiliar to most people. Our hope is that this guide will help you to better understand what is being said and make you feel more comfortable with the language of education.

View the Guide to Educational Terms

OTHER AGENCY PUBLICATIONS

Below are some links to publications created by other agencies in Connecticut or across the country.

CT Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education

IEP MANUAL AND FORMS: IEP FORMS, Individualized Education Program (IEP)

GUIDELINES

SCHOOL CHOICE

  • Choose Success: A Guide to Public School Choice for Students and Their Families

CADRE - Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution

Center for Parent Information and Resources - parentcenterhub.org