The Connecticut Supported Decision-Making Coalition was established to provide information about supported decision-making to students and adults with disabilities, caregivers, families, educators, policymakers, and anyone interested in supporting the autonomy of adults with disabilities. Continue reading
Two different surveys were conducted that focused on the needs of families with children with disabilities as a result of COVID-19, as well as concerns parents had about the impact of COVID-19 on their child’s development. Continue reading
ABLE accounts give people with disabilities or their families the ability to have tax free savings accounts that will not affect their eligibility to get or stay on government assistance. In addition, they let you make your own decisions about how to spend your money, without getting permission from a special trust. Overall, an ABLE account allows a person with a disability to set up and manage their own funds. This guide will explain the basics of ABLE accounts and will provide a state-by-state comparison. Continue reading
I-3 PREP is a master’s training program offered by the University of Connecticut through funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education. The goal is to increase the number of master’s trained special educators and school psychologists with the capacity to provide high-quality integrated services for school-age students with developmental disabilities, such as autism, who have high-intensity behavioral needs. Continue reading
Have you registered to vote?
If not, why are you hesitating?
Are you unsure of the eligibility requirements to vote in Connecticut?
Do you think that you’re already registered to vote?
Here is some information to help answer these questions: Continue reading
Congratulations to the graduates of Co hort 4 Early Intervention Professionals Specialist Program. This year long programs is a personnel preparation grant funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The focus of the program is aimed to increase the number of qualified personnel across disciplines who currently provide services in the Connecticut Birth to Three (IDEA Part C) system. Continue reading
Congratulations to Molly Cole, Associate Director of Public Policy, for being awarded the ARC Connecticut Peg Dignoti Advocacy award. Continue reading
A very BIG thank you to the entire Connecticut Congressional delegation for their support as co-sponsors of the Autism CARES Act. Connecticut is 1 of 4 states that the entire delegation co-sponsored the Autism CARES act. Continue reading
The UConn UCEDD staff and CT LEND students were invited to a bill signing of HB 7000 (PA 19-147) with Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont. Governor Lamont praised the students and UCEDD for all the work they had done on the bill. Governor Lamont told the students how proud they should be for making a real difference in the world for the disability community. Continue reading