2022 CT Youth Leadership Forum (YLF)

Applications are now open for the Twenty-Fourth Annual Connecticut Youth Leadership Project, Inc. (CT-YLP), Youth Leadership Forum (YLF).  The 2022 YLF is scheduled to be held July 25 – July 28, 2022.  Student Applications for the 2022 CT YLF can be found on the CT-YLP website at https://www.ctylp.org/student-applications.  The deadline is February 21, 2022.

Questions can be directed to Stephanie Barksdale, CT-YLP Executive Director, by phone at 860-689-6868 or by email at execdir@ctylp.org <mailto:execdir@ctylp.org> .

Bureau of Special Education releases memorandum regarding IDEA Requirements related to Annual Reviews and Reevaluations

On January 5, 2021, the Bureau of Special Education released a memorandum to Directors of Special Education regarding IDEA Requirements related to Annual Reviews and Reevaluations. Please visit IDEA-Requirements-related-to-Annual-Reviews-and-Reevaluations-1-5-22.pdf (ct.gov) to review this important guidance.

The “UPDATE and REVIEW ” of IDEA Part B LEA Section 611/619 Grant LEA subrecipient award 

UPDATE and REVIEW of the NEW FY23 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) PART B Section 611/619 LEA Subgrantee Application in the EGMS – DATE 2/17/22 (Session A. 9:00-10:30am) or (Session B. 1:00-2:30pm)

A statewide training for Special Education Directors and Grant Managers around the upcoming FY23 IDEA Part B Section 611/619 LEA Subgrantee Application on the electronic grants management system (EGMS).

Choose from one of two virtual 2-hour presentations by Tom Boudreau, Education Consultant/IDEA Part B Fiscal Manager.  The training will focus on completing the application with fidelity in a timely manner through an examination of the requirements the FY23 LEA subgrantee application, highlights of any updates or changes from last year’s application, budgets, Maintenance of Effort (MOE), tips on navigating the EGMS, and specific set aside time for any questions. 

If further information is needed, please access the SERC website at www.ctserc.org. or register:

OR

Hope to see you there!!

Structured Literacy Program Training Series Calendar At-a-Glance – VIRTUAL Workshops

The Connecticut State Department of Education, in collaboration with the State Education Resource Center (SERC), is sponsoring a VIRTUAL training series featuring structured literacy approaches during the 2021-22 school year. These research-based approaches are designed to work with students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)/Dyslexia and other decoding challenges. 

For additional information related to dates and times for these sessions, and registration information, please see the attached flyers:

*            CSDE-SERC 2021-22 Structured Literacy Program Training Series Calendar At-A-Glance (October 2021 to January 2022) <https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Special-Education/CSDE-SERC-2021-22-Structured-Literacy-Program-Training-Series_10_12_21.pdf>

*            CSDE-SERC 2021-22 Structured Literacy Program Training Series Calendar At-A-Glance (February 2022 to June 2022) <https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Special-Education/CSDE-SERC-2021-22-Structured-Literacy-Program-Training-Series_February-2022-through-June-2022_121021.pdf>

To register for these and other CSDE/SERC events, please go to the SERC Events webpage <https://ctserc.org/events> . If you have questions regarding registration, please contact: Lauren Johns, SERC Project Specialist, by phone at 860-632-1485, ext. 256, or by email at johns@ctserc.org <mailto:johns@ctserc.org> . If you have questions regarding content, please contact: Claire Conroy, SERC Consultant, by phone at 860-632-1485, ext. 326, or by email at conroy@ctserc.org <mailto:conroy@ctserc.org> .

The “IDEA Part B: 101” of IDEA Part B Section 611/619 Grant – 1/18/2022 from 9:00-11:30am

SAVE THE DATE AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION!

IDEA Part B: 101 Statewide Training on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B: 101 for New Special Education Directors, New IDEA Part B Grant Managers and/or New Fiscal Officers

The two-hour virtual webinar training on 1/18/2022 from 9:00-11:30am, (register here https://serc.info/idea0118) will review the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B grant and critical features such as Maintenance of Effort (MOE), Excess Cost, and the IDEA Part B Section 611/619 LEA subgrantee application.

Tom Boudreau, IDEA Fiscal Manager of the Bureau of Special Education will deliver an overview of the IDEA Part B Grant and then discuss hands on tools for the LEA such as the electronic grant management system (eGMS) and the MOE Calculator addressing both the eligibility and compliance standards.

Programmatic and fiscal personnel from the district, who are new or want a refresher on the topics – are encouraged to attend for a robust conversation with specific set aside time for any questions.

If further information is needed, please access the SERC website at www.ctserc.org. or register at https://serc.info/idea0118.

Hope to see you there!!

CT ASPIRING LEADERS ACADEMY IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

The CT State Department of Education has partnered with the UCONN Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities to offer the CT Aspiring Leaders Academy in Special Education. This program is offered at NO COST to the participants. For more details, including application information and how to participate in an informational session on Wednesday, December 15th at 4:30pm, visit

ADOS-2 Training Opportunities

C.E.S., through partnership with the Connecticut State Department of Education and the RESC Alliance  is pleased to announce dates for upcoming early childhood ADOS-2 Training opportunities.

Please note, all training will be conducted remotely online (via zoom).  

The dates for the training are as follows:

Comprehensive ADOS-2 Training (Introductory Training) – Hybrid Program with both Live sessions (via zoom) and asynchronous training to be completed in between sessions.  Attendance at all 5 live sessions is required, there are no make-ups for missed sessions.

1.     January 25 2022 – 12-3:30 pm

2.     February 10, 2022 – 12-3:30 pm

3.     March 3, 2022 – 9am-12:30 pm

4.     March 17, 2022 – 9am-12:30 pm

5.     March 31, 2022 –  9am-12:30 pm

Please click here to access registration for the Comprehensive ADOS-2 Training

Refresher Training Sessions – For current users of the ADOS-2  who have completed Comprehensive Trainers for the purpose of re-calibrating coding decisions

1.     April 5, 2022  (Module 1) – 12-3:30 pm

2.     April 26 (Module 2) – 12-3:30 pm

3.     May 3 (Module 3) – 12-3:30 pm

Please click here to review full details of training programs prior to registering

Please click here to access registration for the Refresher Training Sessions. 

Registration will close 48 hours prior to the start of training.  Space is limited in all sessions.

Please refer all questions prior to registering to Christine Peck, peckc@cestrumbull.org .

For additional information please see