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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

  • Report on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (2005) [PDF]
  • Guidelines for Identification and Education of Children and Youth with Autism (Revised 2011) [PDF]
    • Worksheet for Determination of Eligibility for Special Education Services Under the Classification of Autism [PDF
  • Guidelines for Identifying Children with Intellectual Disability
    • Executive Summary (2006) [PDF]
    • Full Document (2007) [PDF]
    • ID Eligibility Documentation Worksheet [PDF] [DOC
  • Guidelines for Identifying Children with Learning Disabilities (2010) [PDF] Executive Summary (2009) [PDF
  • Resources for Implementing the LD Guidelines 
    • Analysis of Programming Effectiveness [PDF] [DOC
    • Assessment Inventory [PDF]
    • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity [PDF]
    • Fidelity of Implementation [PDF] [DOC
    • High-Quality Progress Monitoring [PDF] [DOC
    • New: Key Components of the Guidelines for Identifying Children with Learning Disabilities, PowerPoint used for Changing Roles of School Psychologists Training [PDF] [PPT] (REVISED 2012)
    • Literacy Instruction [PDF] [DOC
    • School Climate Inventory [PDF]  
  • New: Guidelines for Identifying and Educating Students with Emotional Disturbance (updated November 2, 2012)
  • Guidelines for Speech and Language Programs (2008) [PDF

Guidance Documents/Topic Briefs

Parent/Family Resources






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