This reference guide has been designed to support parents in becoming full partners in the education of their children. We hope its information will benefit those new to the special education process and serve as a touchstone for all parents and staff to better understand the overall mission of the laws and the school system.
CT Board of Ed Position Statement
CT’s Best Practices
Special Education Process
Recognizing the Need
The Pre-referral Process
The Referral Process
A Plan for Action
The Planning and Placement Team (PPT) Meeting
A Team Process
Seclusion and Restraint
The Evaluation Process
Identifying the Student’s Strengths and Needs
Independent Educational Evaluations
Eligibility for Special Education Services
Content Areas of the Individualized Education Program (IEP)
A Plan for Action (Continued)
Extended School Year
Modifications and Accommodations
Reviewing and Revising the IEP
Least Restrictive Environment
Resolution Meeting, Advisory Opinion and Complaints
An Overview of the Process
IDEA, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Section 504, Rehabilitation Act
ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act
FERPA, Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
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