Updated Resource now posted: A Parent’s Guide to Special Education in Connecticut

The Bureau of Special Education is excited to share our most recent updated Resource: A Parent’s Guide to Special Education in Connecticut. 

This revision reflects all of the changes that were part of the most recent legislative session and contains updated links and dispute resolution forms. 

This document provides information for parents, guardians and other family members about laws, regulations, and policies affecting special education programs and services.

The goal of this guide is to help families understand the key concepts of the laws and how to be an effective partner with the schools in the special education process.

You may view these important guides on the CSDE, Bureau of Special Education Website (https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/Services/Special-Education) or directly at:

A Parent’s Guide to Special Education in Connecticut 2021 (English) https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Special-Education/Parents_Guide_SE.pdf

A Parent’s Guide to Special Education in Connecticut 2021 (Spanish) https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Special-Education/parents_guide_SE_span.pdf