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Assistive Technology (AT) can help people with disabilities live more independently and increase their quality of life. Learn more about the benefits of AT and different AT options.

School Climate and Bullying

School climate, which is defined as the quality and character of school life, is an essential element in the success of a school. Taking effective steps to prevent bullying improves school climate and pays tremendous dividends in other ways. Positive school climate fosters children's development, learning and achievement.

Child Find

Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA '04) that requires each state to develop a statewide system for identifying, locating and evaluating all children with disabilities ages birth through 22 who are in need of special education and related services.

Early Childhood

The transition from Birth-to-Three to special education doesn't need to be difficult. Click here for information to that will help you understand the steps of the transition process.


The inclusion of children with disabilities in school and in out-of-school settings is explained here.


Many students, with and without disabilities, struggle to read. Information and research on what works in teaching children to read is described here.

Challenging Behavior

Looking for some strategies to support students with challenging behaviors? Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a comprehensive approach to challenging behavior which attempts to understand the reason or function of the behavior.

Scientific Research-Based Interventions

Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI) is Connecticut's framework for Response-to-Intervention (RtI). Learn more about this initiative here.

Transition to Adult Life

The transition from school to adult life is important. Learn more about planning for the transition process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to many of the most commonly asked questions.