SDE: Special Education Publications

Special Education Publications

Best Practice Resources

  • Best Practices for School Counseling in Connecticut (2001) [PDF]
  • Connecticut's Framework for RTI - Using Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI): Improving Education for All Students (Executive Summary) [PDF] Full Document [PDF]
  • Developing Quality Programs for Pupil Services: A Self-Evaluative Guide (1999) [PDF]
  • Resource Directory of Educational Programs and Practices (2001) [PDF]
  • Resource Directory of Specialists: Educating Students with an Intellectual Disability in the General Education Environment (2005) [PDF]

Eligibility Documents

Guidance Documents/Topic Briefs

  • Technical Edits and the Individualized Education Program [PDF]
  • Technical Edits and the Individualized Education Program-IEP Document with Highlighted Sections [PDF]
  • Guidelines for Assistive Technology (Updated December 2013)
  • Topic Brief: Evaluation Timelines Guidance [PDF]
  • Topic Brief: Extended School Year [PDF]
  • Guidelines for Feeding and Swallowing Programs in Schools (2008) [PDF]  
  • Guidelines for Health Screenings: Vision, Hearing and Postural (2004) [PDF]
  • Guidelines for Occupational Therapy in Educational Settings (1999) [PDF]
  • Guidelines for Training and Support of Paraprofessionals (2012) [PDF
  • Guidelines for Adapted Physical Education (2012)
  • Guidelines for Physical Therapy in Educational Settings (1999) [PDF]
  • Guidelines for Developing Policies and Procedures for Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect  (2000) [PDF]
  • A Guide to Comprehensive School Counseling Program Development (2008) [PDF
  • Guidelines for the Practice of School Psychology (2004) [PDF]
  • Guide for the Training, Use and Supervision of Speech-Language Pathology Aides and Assistants in Connecticut (1999) [PDF]
  • Topic Brief: Questions and Answers Regarding Parentally Placed Students in Private Schools [PDF

Parent/Family Resources

  • A Family Guide: Connecticut's Framework to RTI
  • A Seven-Step Process to Creating Standards Based IEPs [PDF]
  • Helpful CT Resources for Families (2015) [English-PDF] [Spanish-PDF] (2008; revisions will be posted soon)
  • Parent's Guide to Special Education in Connecticut (2007) [English-PDF] [Spanish-PDF
  • Parent Surveys (SPP Indicator 8)
  • PPT Checklist - English and Spanish [PDF]
  • Revised (12/15): The "IEP Guide - Page by Page"­ - a resource to understand each page of the IEP and prepare for PPT meetings
  • Promoting School Success for Children with Disabilities
    • Least Restrictive Environment [PPT] [PDF]   
    • PPT 101 [PPT] [PDF]
    • PPT Process [PPT] [PDF]
  • Students with Disabilities and Parental Choice in Connecticut (2003) [PDF]

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