I-3 Prep Training Program for Special Education & School Psychology

November 12, 2020

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. (more…)

REV UP! Register Educate Vote Use Your Power

July 22, 2020

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: (more…)

Early Intervention Professionals Specialist Graduates

January 15, 2020

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. (more…)

UConn UCEDD and CT LEND Students Invited to Bill Signing with CT Governor

July 19, 2019

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.  (more…)

New State Bill for Training of Emergency Medical Services Personnel

June 6, 2019

UConn Center on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UConn UCEDD) and Connecticut Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (CT LEND) are pleased to announce the Connecticut General Assembly unanimously passed H.B. No. 7000 An Act Concerning Training for certain Public Safety and Emergency Services Personnel to enhance communication between emergency responders and children and adults with disabilities in times of crisis. (more…)

Bethanne Vergean Selected as Connecticut Act Early Ambassador

March 6, 2019

The University of Connecticut’s (UConn) Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) is pleased to announce that Bethanne Vergean who is an Early Childhood Specialist at the UCEDD has been selected to be the Connecticut Act Early Ambassador for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Act Early is a national campaign aiming to improve early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities so children and families can get the services and support they need. (more…)

The 2017 National Survey of Children’s Health Data is Released

October 2, 2018

The National Survey of Children’s Health, funded and directed by HRSA MCHB, provides national and state level estimates of key measures of child health and well-being. This data is essential to understanding the health status and health services needs of children across the nation and in your state and community. (more…)