Resources

HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS & FAMILIES

New! When Students Worry: Strategies for Helping with Anxiety in the Classroom and at Home child-mind-presentation-to-parents

Post High School Transition – Online Resources
Form ED621 – Referral to Spec. Ed.
Special Education “Back to Basics” Presentation
Dyslexia & SRBI Presentation
Help Your Child – and Yourself – Conquer Stress & Anxiety
Darien Library Booklist – Books for Branching Out

Darien Public School Special Education Information

DPS Special Education Page

FEDERAL

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Individualized Education Program (IEP)
No Child Left Behind
Department of Health & Human Services

STATE

CT Birth to Three System
CPAC (CT Parent Advocacy Center)
Planning & Placement Team
PPT Process
A Family Guide: Connecticut’s Framework to Response to Intervention
A Seven-Step Process to Creating Standards Based IEPs
Helpful CT Resources for Families (2008)
PPT Checklist
Students with Disabilities and Parental Choice in Connecticut (2003)
A Parent’s Guide To Special Education in Connecticut
ESY Topic Brief

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
National Council on Disability
National Easter Seals Society
National Organization for Rare Disorders
National Organization on Disability
PACER CENTER, Champions for children with disabilities
Parents helping Parents
People First Language
Special Olympics International
Very Special Arts

SPECIFIC DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Autism Society of America
Brain Injury Association
CHADD Children and Adults with ADD
Council for Exceptional Children
Council for Learning Disabilities
Hydrocephalus Association
International Dyslexia Association
Learning Disabilities Association of America
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
National Center for Learning Disabilities
National Center on Stuttering
National Down Syndrome Society
The Epilepsy Foundation of America
United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc.
Cerebral Palsy Guide
Cerebral Palsy Group

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Connecticut State Department of Education
Inclusion Press Homepage
National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
National Parent Network on Disabilities (NPND)
US Department of Education

LOCAL SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS BY DISABILITY

Autism
CT Autism Spectrum Resource Center
CT FEAT (Families for Effective Treatment of Autism)
Autism Society of Connecticut

Learning Disabilities
SmartKids with Learning Disabilities

CACLD (CT Association for Children with Learning Disabilities)
LDACT (Learning Disabilities Association of Connecticut)

Down Syndrome
CT Down Syndrome Congress

Tourette Syndrome
CT Tourette Syndrome Association

Hearing Impairment
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Assistive Technology
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of America
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
Technology for Reading & Writing Disabilities

DARIEN RESOURCES & ORGANIZATIONS

Darien Depot (Darien Teen Center)
Darien Library

Darien Little League (Challenger Division)
Darien YMCA (special needs programs available in aquatics, sports & fitness, enrichment/clubs & life skills)
Darien YWCA (Parent Awareness)

Darien Summer School
SPEDucated.  Contact admin@speducatedparents.org to be added to their email list.
STEP of Darien (Support for our Town’s Exceptional People)
Town of Darien Parks & Recreation

FAIRFIELD COUNTY RESOURCES

Abilis
Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities
SpedNet  Special Education Network of New Canaan
SpedNet Wilton
SpedNet Greenwich
We Belong- Inclusion in Fairfield County (IFC)
STAR

If you have an organization or event you think should be shared with the Darien SEPAC community, please Email us. Thank you.

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