Events

I apologize that the events are not ordered by date.  I am an advocate, not a webmaster.

NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19, MANY SPRING EVENTS ARE BEING RESCHEDULED.  Contact organizations directly for more information.


LEARN Disability Summit - FREE - Uncasville - March 28

posted Feb 17, 2020, 7:22 AM by Diane Willcutts

The LEARN Disability Summit connects families of children with disabilities (birth to age 21) with CT statewide and local resources. 

The 4th annual Disability Summit is going to be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Mohegan Sun Sky Convention Center from 10am-3pm

The event is FREE and family friendly. There will be over 70 vendors/organizations from throughout the state and 12 workshop sessions for parents, caregiver, and educators. The first 200 children will receive a free book donated by Read to Grow. 

Questions?  Contact Jen Sullivan at jsullivan@learn.k12.ct.us or 860-400-0840 ext. 2118.


DRIVING ON THE SPECTRUM - FREE - Killingly - April 22

posted Feb 6, 2020, 7:31 AM by Diane Willcutts   [ updated Mar 14, 2020, 3:53 PM ]

DRIVING ON THE SPECTRUM

April 22, 2020, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Autism: Driving License & Motivation: A Personal Account with Andrew Arboe.
- Driving Readiness
- Discover the reason why someone drives by my "Motivation" format
- Learn tips for the road test
- Learn untold truths of driving

Our guest speaker, Andrew Arboe is an active autism advocate in Connecticut. Andrew has an associate degree from Manchester Community College for their Disability Specialist program. He is a job coach for Plainville Community Schools, Event Facilitator for Planning Across the Spectrum and Clinician for Autism Families CT. He is inspired to help change the lives for all on whatever side of the spectrum and their families. He is also responsible for creating Planning Across the Spectrum's free calendar, which is filled with ongoing autism events all over the state.

This is a great meeting for adults or transitioning teens to attend.
This presentation is no cost to families. All are welcome to attend.

Cost: Free
Location: Killingly Public Library (Community Room), 25 Westcott Rd. Killingly, CT 06239

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To register, please contact Heather Graveline by emailing hgraveline@ctfsn.org or call her at (860) 546-9289.
Please provide name, town, age of adult/child, how many attending. Space is limited.

"ONE VOICE" CONFERENCE FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS OF A LOVED ONE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS - West Hartford - Rescheduled to October 1

posted Feb 6, 2020, 7:25 AM by Diane Willcutts   [ updated Mar 17, 2020, 12:59 PM ]

10TH ANNUAL "ONE VOICE" CONFERENCE FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS OF A LOVED ONE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

RESCHEDULED TO October 1, 2020

Charting The LifeCourse Together.
CTFSN staff and parent leaders will share their experiences with you at this event where you can network with others, talk to vendors, take some relaxation time and attend a valuable breakout session.

Registration begins at 9 am.
A light breakfast and lunch will be served.
This event is FREE to parents and self advocates.

Location: Mandell JCC, 355 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT
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For questions, please call (203) 826-9739 or e-mail registration@ctfsn.org.

WRIGHTSLAW - Special education law and advocacy training - Nashua, NH - RESCHEDULED to September 24

posted Aug 8, 2019, 9:27 AM by Diane Willcutts   [ updated Mar 17, 2020, 1:11 PM ]

           When:      RESCHEDULED to Thursday, September 24, from 9-4:30 (registration starts at 8 a.m.)

Where:
   Sky Meadow Country Club 
                6 Mountain Laurels Drive 
                Nashua, NH 03062

Program Description

Pete Wright is the speaker for this program.  Pete is a nationally-renowned attorney who won a landmark Supreme Court Decision in Florence v. Carter.  He has trained thousands of parents, attorneys, and advocates in special education law and advocacy.

One-day special education law and advocacy programs focus on four areas:

  • special education law, rights and responsibilities
  • tests and measurements to measure progress & regression
  • SMART IEPs
  • introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy
Wrightslaw programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education. The program is not disability specific.

For more information, go here.

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