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Welcome to Exceptional Lives. Our goal is to provide helpful services to you and your exceptional family. Raising children is always complicated, and can be even more so when your child has disabilities. We are parents of children with disabilities, and professionals in this field. We understand the stress and frustration often involved in helping children, including adult children, get the services and support they need. To assist you and other families in this situation, we created Exceptional Lives.
At Exceptional Lives you will find Guides designed to walk you through challenging processes. For example, our Guides can help you figure out how to set your child up with a good IEP, apply for SSI,navigate guardianship, or make the most of your health insurance coverage. Whether you have a new diagnosis or are an expert in your child’s situation, we want to meet you where you are. We can help you move toward greater peace of mind, organization, and knowledge.
Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center, Inc.
Who We Are:
Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center, Inc. (CPAC) is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth to 26. Staffed primarily by parents of children with disabilities, we understand special education law in both theory and practice and offer a unique perspective that combines both empathy and insight.
Services We Provide:
- individual telephone consultation
- workshops held in local communities for parents on topics related to special education
- in-service presentations for school personnel, teachers-in-training and service providers
- an e-newsletter for parents and professionals
- a website containing materials and information on upcoming events, education issues and local parent support groups
- a multimedia lending library
- an online resource directory, Connecting Connecticut
All of CPAC’s Services are FREE for Families
For timely, helpful information related to Special Education in CT,
please view these resources: http://ow.ly/P2FVN
CPAC 338 Main Street Niantic, CT * 1-800-445-2722 * email@example.com
203 899 0606
Easy to get to! Exit 14 N or 15 S off I-95
Open Daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The first of the new “Sensory Friendly Sundays” will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., before Chuck E. Cheese’s opens to the general public. Following the January 8 event, Sensory Sensitive Sundays will be held on the first Sunday of each month – including February 5, March 5, April 2 and May 7 – at all locations in New England, New York and New Jersey locations. Check out the local Chuck E Cheese in Manchester by the Buckland Hill Mall.
As part of the sensory-sensitive event, Chuck E. Cheese’s will dim the lights; turn off the radio, music and shows; exclude costumed characters – including the Chuck E. Cheese’s mouse mascot – from walking around the venue; allow outside food for children with special dietary needs and provide sensory-friendly training for staff members.
Who we are- SEPTA – Is a PTA within a school district.
SEPTA – brings together people who are interested in special education and children with special needs.
SEPTA– supports, strengthens and promotes the welfare of children with special needs.
SEPTA – promotes the understanding of special education and strives to enrich the lives of children with special needs.
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF SEPTA?
To ensure that all children receive an education that allows them to reach their full potential.
To bring together parents , families and teachers of children with special needs to share their experiences.
To educate parents about special education, including the identification and placement procedures for children with special needs.
To inform legislators, school boards, and the community about the importance of special education programs.
To improve the lives of children by providing cultural, social and physical enrichment.
To advocate for children with special needs and their right to a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.
WHO ARE SEPTA MEMBERS?
Anyone that has an interest in the welfare of children with special needs? Parents, families, teachers, school administrators, students, friends. Membership is open to all.
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT SEPTA?
“PARTICIPATE IN PROGRAMS”
“VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME”
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!
COME LEARN WHAT WE ARE ABOUT
Please feel free to contact me
Jan Carlow – Bolton SEPTA Chairperson
At firstname.lastname@example.org or 339-203-5519
I truly wish for everyone to feel welcome, we strive for a supportive format where everyone has a voice and we want to hear what you have to say!
Hope to see you at our meetings!