Event Details

The 9th Annual Secondary Transition Symposium

Transitioning Back into ACTION
Friday, May 10, 2024

The Connecticut Secondary Transition Symposium brings students and their families together with educators and other professionals to improve secondary transition programming and services for students with disabilities. The 9th Annual Secondary Transition Symposium, with the theme "Transitioning Back into ACTION" (Advocating, Career, Training, Independence, Opportunity, Networking), will build the capacity of educators and other professionals, in partnership with middle and high school students with disabilities and their families, to help ensure successful postsecondary outcomes. There will be a variety of presentations for families, youth, and professionals.

The symposium is one full-day in-person session. The event is hosted by Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), and the State Education Resource Center (SERC). Other supporting stakeholders include: the Connecticut Department of Aging and Disability Services (ADS), the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC), the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS), the Connecticut RESC Alliance (Regional Educational Service Centers), and the University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).

To cover the cost for logistics there will be a $15 fee for participants. There will be no cost for students/youth!

Location CCSU Campus, New Britain
Student Center, 105 Ella Grasso Blvd, New Britain, CT 06053

Grade Level: Birth-21
Presenters: Various Presenters

For content questions, please contact Missy Wrigley, SERC, (860) 632-1485 ext. 397 or [email protected].
Registration Info For registration questions, please contact Lauren Johns, SERC, (860) 632-1485, ext. 256 or [email protected].

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POSPUESTO - Prácticas alentandoras e historias sobre el tema
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
POSTPONED - Promising Practices and Stories from the Field
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

CPAC Programs and Services

Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center

Parent Training and
Information (PTI) Center

Parent Centers provide a variety of services including one-on-one support and assistance, workshops, publications, and websites.

Family Connections


Family Connections is for parents in CT who have a child with a disability, ages birth to three years old who are receiving services through Connecticut's Birth to Three System.

Collaboration Between Families and Schools

Collaboration Between
Families and Schools

CPAC continues to be a resource to families and schools to help build positive relationships at the individual, school or district level.

REAL Transition Partners

REAL Transition

REAL Transition Partners, a collaboration between all 26 Region A parent centers, provides innovative services that involve diverse youth/young adults with disabilities and their families.

Next STEPs


This 8 session series helps parents and professionals gain the skills necessary for them to be effective members at the Planning and Placement Team meeting (PPT).

Training for Parents & Professionals

Training for
Parents & Professionals

Training workshops which can be tailored to meet individual group needs and interests. Workshops can also be presented in Spanish.