Our Mission

The mission of the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center is to educate, support, and empower Connecticut's diverse families of children and youth with any disability or chronic conditions, ages birth to 26, and the professionals who serve them.

Our Vision

All families will have the confidence, knowledge and understanding they need to effectively advocate for their children and to partner with professionals to ensure the children and youth grow and learn to their full potential.

WHAT'S NEW

NEWLY RELEASED: OSERS RETURN TO SCHOOL ROADMAP

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) released a Q & A...

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How We Help

Every day, CPAC's Parent Consultants provide individual training, support and empowerment for parents and professionals who reach out to us with questions about the education of their children and students. We provide training programs at no cost to families and educators across the state. We make available a wide range of accessible online training and information on our website and through social media. We work with a wide range of partners to reach out to families, youth and educators to find and address the issues in the education and transition of students and young people from birth through age 26. CPAC is staffed by parents of children with disabilities who have training in, and personal experience with, the law and disability issues.

Online Learning Opportunities

Online Learning
Opportunities

Webinars, Videos and
Modules.

Hot Topics

Hot
Topics

Technology, school climate & bullying, inclusion, literacy, and more.

Newsletter and Other CPAC Publications

Newsletters &
Publications

Newsletters from CPAC and a Guide to Educational Terms (in English and Spanish).

Special Education

Special
Education 101

Communication, eligibility, evaluation, legal rights, and more.

Key Resources

Key
Resources

Parent Support, Connecting Connecticut, Disability Specific and more

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked
Questions

Answers to some frequently asked questions.

State & Federal Information

State & Federal
Resources

State and Federal Laws Supporting Students with Disabilities

Parent & School Collaboration

Families & Schools
Working Together

Practices and Tools for Schools and Families

upcoming events

Transition Tuesday: Autism Waiver

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Free

In this presentation, expect to learn about the history of the autism waiver, eligibility criteria, supports and services under the waiver, learn about the Connecticut autism insurance law, husky coverage, and a brief overview of the autism waiver website and online resource library.

Presented by: Nathaniel Calixto - Department of Social Services - Autism Support and Resource Specialist and
Cathleen Calway - MS, BCBA, LBA, is an Autism Support and Resource Specialist with the Department of Social Services (DSS), Division of Autism

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