Connecticut

Learn more about what Connecticut is doing to increase opportunities for youth and young adults with disabilities as they transition to employment or post-secondary education!

COVID-19 Response:

Continued Educational Opportunities and Special Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Summary: The Connecticut Special Education Division Director released a memorandum which addressed continued educational opportunities and the impact on special education. More specifically, it addresses the access and equity requirements, communication with families and implementation in relation to certain federal special education procedural requirements. 

Operated by: Connecticut Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, Family Engagement, IEP

Reopening Guidance for Educating Students with Disabilities

Summary: The Connecticut Department of Education released a document that shares the requirements and a framework for reopening schools during the 2020–21 school year in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The document shares a framework for distance learning, IEP provision and transition services.

Operated by: Connecticut Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP, Transition

Resources to Support Distance Learning During School Closures Due to COVID-19

Summary: Connecticut created a document that describes their distance learning plan. This document includes a list of resources for students with disabilities, as well as their families and educators, that can be found on page 24. These include resources to help provide a strong online learning experience and links to important state policies regarding online learning.

Operated by: Connecticut Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning

Special Education Guidance and Resources for COVID-19

Summary: The Connecticut Department of Education dedicated a web page to Special Education Guidance and Resources for COVID-19. The web page has sections for families, educators and school district leaders. Resources range from assistive technology, professional development, telehealth, federal guidance and much more.

Operated by: Connecticut Department of Education

Topic: Assistive Technology, Distance Learning, Family Engagement, Telehealth