Community Training & Technical Assistance

The University Center for Excellence offers education and community training programs with the goal of optimizing the learning environment for students with disabilities and equipping certified teachers, para-educators and parents with research based strategies for improving student outcomes.

Community Training

Partners in Policymaking
Connecticut Partners in Policymaking - A Self-Advocacy Training Program
A DD Network initiative to foster a collaboration among people with disabilities, parents who have children with disabilities, and policy makers at national, state and local levels.

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Webinar Series on Autism Spectrum Disorder for Pediatricians
The UConn UCEDD is collaborating with the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services and the Hezekiah Beardsley Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics to offer a webinar series on Autism Spectrum Disorder. This webinar series is designed to connect state-level experts in various aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorder with Connecticut pediatricians to provide increased knowledge regarding the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder and how this impacts their role with children and families.

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Parent Leadership and Advocacy Training Program
Through our LEND program, staff and family faculty are providing leadership training for parents and parent groups in Connecticut. The goal of the training is to increase leadership and advocacy skills for parents of children with disabilities.

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Transition Skills Training for Parents
This one-day training program is offered with the goal of preparing families of children with disabilities to advocate for their children as they tansition from the K-12 system to life as a young adult in the community. It consists of three sessions which focus on different aspects of transition. Faculty for the program represent the UCONN School of Medicine, the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, and the State Education Resource Center (SERC).

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Technical Assistance

The University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) is committed to improving the quality of lives of persons with disabilities and their families.
The center is offering early childhood learning opportunities to meet the needs of all children in the following areas:

  • Creating a classroom for diverse learners
  • Strengthening the social and emotional development of all children
  • Implementing strategies for engaging hard to reach families
  • Collaborating with your paraprofessional to meet the needs of all children in the classroom
  • Improving the early identification of children with Autism and other developmental disabilities

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Professional Development: Training for Early Childhood Education Providers

The University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) is committed to improving the quality of lives of persons with disabilities and their families. The center is offering early childhood learning opportunities to meet the needs of all children through trainings to early childhood educators and staff.