Events

Our current selection of Events is shown below. If you have a suggestion for an event which should be added here, please see our Event Submission page.

Money Values and SMART Goals

How to Identify and Accomplish your Goals for Students and Youth
Thursday, February 29, 2024
5:00-6:30pm
Cost: No cost
Location: Online

Hosted in collaboration with CT Money School

This presentation explores the “Why” behind how participants spend their money. This module also helps participants identify, prioritize and set S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-Based) goals that can help you be successful with follow-through and achievement of their goals.

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Introduction to Notetaking Technology in College

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
8:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: This is a no cost event
Location: Online event

This presentation will feature:
Amy Rowe - University of Arizona, AZ
Dave Mahdasian - Gateway Technical College, WI
Brittany Joseph - The Ohio State University, OH
Jennifer Sullivan - Author & Owner of Fast Forward College Coaching

This presentation will discuss:
Benefits of notetaking technology for students with disabilities in college, differences between notetaking in high school in college, considerations when choosing a notetaking program, overview of various notetaking programs/software, role of college disability support office in providing notetaking accommodations

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Restricción y aislamiento

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
12:00pm
Cost: No cost
Location: Online

Una serie de tres partes por el Centro de Apoyo para Padres en CT (CPAC) y El Departamento de Educación del Estado de CT (CSDE)

Parte 1: Un diálogo sobre las leyes actuales de Connecticut con respecto a la restricción y el aislamiento en la escuelas

Los participantes aprenderán sobre las leyes actuales con respecto a la restricción y el aislamiento en las escuelas de Connecticut, y el rol del Equipo de Planificación y Colocación (PPT) para apoyar al estudiante mediante en sus comportamientos desafiantes de acuerdo con la Ley de Educación para Personas con Discapacidades (IDEA) y los Estatutos y Reglamentos de Connecticut.

Presentadores/ras:

Sean Cronin, LCSW, MS, MPH
Consultor de Educación
Departamento de Educación del Estado de Connecticut

Jennifer Lussier
Coordinadora de Programas de Desarrollo de Liderazgo
Centro de Apoyo para Padres de Connecticut

Panelista invitada:
Virginia Brown, JD, Abogada
Oficina del Defensor del Niño del Estado de CT

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Restraint and Seclusion

A Three – Part Series by The CT Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC) and the CSDE
Wednesday, March 6, 2024
12:00pm
Cost: No cost
Location: Online

Part 1: A Dialogue about the Current Connecticut Laws Regarding Restraint and Seclusion in
Schools

Participants will learn about the current laws regarding restraint and seclusion in Connecticut
schools, and the role of the Planning and Placement Team (PPT) to support the student through
challenging behaviors in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
and Connecticut Statues and Regulations.

Presenters:
Sean Cronin, LCSW, MS, MPH
Education Consultant
Connecticut State Department of Education

Jennifer Lussier
Leadership Development Programs Coordinator
Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center

Guest Panelist:
Virginia Brown, JD, Staff Attorney,
State of CT Office of the Child Advocate

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Spring 2023 Next STEPS Parent Leadership Training

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
5:30
Cost: No cost
Location: Torrington, Connecticut

Starting: Monday, March 6, 2023
Location: Torrington, Connecticut
Class Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27 - April3, 10, 24, No Class 17th - May 1

This eight-session intensive series is designed to help parents and professionals gain the skills and knowledge necessary for them to be effective members at the Planning and Placement Team meeting (PPT). This training series will prepare participants for a variety roles at the school, district, regional or state level. Participants will learn about the law related to education as well as state and federal level initiatives that impact students with disabilities and their education. This training is an opportunity to learn how and where to give a voice to the needs of families of students with disabilities. Our goal is for participants to become active and collaborative team members in an effort to support student success.

The training covers special education and related topics such as:
-The Parent's Role at the Table: Planning and Progress Monitoring
-Developing an Appropriate IEP
-Laying the Foundation: Educational Laws and their Impact on Students with
-Disabilities
-Reaching Agreement by Working Together
-Transition to Adult Life and Self-Advocacy » View event flyer

Making Money Work for You

How to Create and Maintain a Budget that Works for Students and Youth
Thursday, March 28, 2024
5:00-6:30pm
Cost: No cost
Location: Online

Hosted in collaboration with CT Money School

This module shows participants how to manage their money by preparing a personal spending plan and identifying ways to decrease their monthly income to expense ratio.

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The ABCs of Credit & Borrowing

Everything you need to know about understanding and building credit for Students
Tuesday, April 9, 2024
5:00-6:30pm
Cost: No cost
Location: Online

Hosted in collaboration with CT Money School

This module describes how credit works and helps participants determine if they’re ready to apply for credit.

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Protect Yourself

Know Your Rights As a Consumer for Students and Youth
Thursday, April 11, 2024
5:00-6:30pm
Cost: No cost
Location: Online

Hosted in collaboration with CT Money School

Provides important information on the topics of identity theft, elder financial abuse, types of insurance to help manage risk, as well as financial preparedness.

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Learning Support in College

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
8:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: This is a no cost event
Location: Online event

This presentation features:
Lauren Yost - Author
Jennifer Sullivan - Author & Owner of Fast Forward College Coaching

This presentation will discuss:
How to navigate the accommodation request process in college, documentation required, typical college accommodations and variations among colleges across the country & a sample accommodation letter will be shared

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