Events

Special Education during COVID-19: Resources, Supports and Best Practice Strategies

March 2, 2021 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Changes in instructional delivery models (Inperson, Hybrid, Remote) have been particularly challenging for families whose children receive special education services. This session will provide answers to families' frequently asked questions about special education and educational programming for children with disabilities during COVID-19.

The CSDE will be sharing information along with best practice strategies and resources from the CT Parent Advocacy Center.

Presenters:
Bryan Klimkiewicz, Special Education Division Director, CSDE
Andrea Brinnel, Early Childhood Consultant & IDEA 619 Part B Manager, CSDE
Jane Hampton-Smith, Co-Executive Director, CT Parent Advocacy Center

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Strategies for Parents and Families to Support Academic Success during Remote Learning

March 9, 2021 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Parents and other caregivers have been navigating new models of in-person and remote learning during the pandemic. These disruptions in children's schooling have left many families with questions about issues such as learning loss, instructional time with teachers, engaging students and keeping them motivated, amount of screen time and navigating online platforms. This session will provide answers to these common questions and others about supporting student success in remote learning. New remote learning resources that are freely available to learners and families will also be featured.

Presenters: Irene Parisi, Chief Academic Officer, and members of the CSDE Academic Office.

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CPAC Presents Transition Tuesday
Get Ready For College: How Diverse Learners and Their Families Can Prepare for the Transition to College

March 9, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

Jennifer Sullivan, M.S. will lead the discussion to help attendees successfully navigate the transition from high school to college with a focus on disability supports in higher education. Topics include differences between high school and college, the variety of supports in college, disability disclosure, getting accommodations in college, and what students and families can do in high school to prepare for college. Time will be reserved at the end of the presentation for attendee questions and answers.

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SIT en Espanol

Martes, 17 de marzo de 2021, 6:00 p.m.

Una capacitación para proveedores de cuidado infantil a corto plazo de personas con autismo trastornos del espectro. Se entregará a todos un kit de SIT digital que contiene materiales de apoyo a todos los participantes.
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Auto-cuidado y el Aprendizaje SocioEmocional para Padres y Cuidadores

Taller sera solo en español. Repetido en inglés el 6 de abril. (Session will be presented only in Spanish. Repeated in English on April 6.)

Martes, 23 de marzo de 2021, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Navegar el aprendizaje remoto durante la pandemia ha sido un desafío para los estudiantes y para sus familias. Muchos padres tienen que manejar las preocupaciones de sus hijos, y al mismo tiempo hacer malabares cambios de empleo y otras responsabilidades. Esta sesión apoyará a las familias ofreciéndole destrezas prácticas para manejar y modelar sus emociones en una forma saludable y como ayudar a sus hijos a ser exitosos.

Presentadores:
Robert D. Keder, M.D., Pediatra del Desarrollo y el Comportamiento (Developmental y Behavioral Pediatrics, por sus siglas en Ingles), Profesor Auxiliar, del Departamento de Pediatría, Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Connecticut
Gladys Labas, Directora de Equidad e Idiomas, CSDE

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Una conversación virtual para padres y familias de estudiantes de aprendices de inglés

Taller sera solo en español. (Session will be presented only in Spanish.) (A Virtual Conversation for Parents and Families of English Learners)

Martes, 27 de abril de 2021, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Esta sesión proporcionará respuestas a preguntas comunes que los padres y las familias tienen sobre el aprendizaje a distancia. También contará con un nuevo documento informativo para los padres y tutores de los estudiantes de inglés sobre las leyes, reglamentos y políticas que afectan los programas y servicios de los estudiantes de inglés. Cuando los padres, las familias y las escuelas trabajan juntos en colaboración, los estudiantes del idioma inglés pueden alcanzar su máximo potencial.

Presentadores:
Gladys Labas, Directora de Equidad e Idiomas, CSDE

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Strategies for Parents and Families to Support Academic Success during Remote Learning

April 6, 2021 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Managing in-person, hybrid and remote learning during the pandemic has been challenging for students but also for their families. In addition to handling their children's concerns, many parents and caregivers are also juggling multiple priorities including employment changes and other responsibilities. This session will support families by sharing practical skills to manage their emotions, model healthy coping strategies and help their children thrive.

Presenters:
Robert D. Keder, M.D., Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics; Connecticut Children's Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; UConn School of Medicine
Irene Parisi, Chief Academic Officer, CSDE

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SIT FOR AUTISM

April 21, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

A Training for Short Term/Child Care Providers of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. A digital Sit Kit containing support materials will be given to all participants.

This will be a virtual training, a link will be sent upon registration.
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Next STEPS: Our Virtual Parent Leadership Training Series

Tuesdays and Thursday from March 2 through April 27, 2021
6:00 - 7:30 pm

This intensive eight-week virtual 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 of roles at the school, district, regional or state level.

For an application please call (860) 739-3089 or email [email protected], or visit our Next Steps page.

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Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting and a schedule of dates.

20-21 Person-Centered Planning: LifeCourse Planning Tools

Multiple dates from January through July, 2021

Charting the LifeCourse, a universally-designed person-centered planning framework, is a tool to assist individuals and families of all abilities and ages to develop a vision of a good life. Participants in this session will understand the importance of person-centered/futures planning, become familiar with the LifeCourse tools, and how to use them to support the development of the IEP and Transition Planning.

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