Month: January 2020

The Arc Connecticut Presents: Life Advocacy – Who will advocate for my loved one with intellectual & developmental disabilities (I/DD) when I am no longer able? Various Dates & Locations Jan. 23 – Mar. 4, 2020

January 16, 2020

Life Advocacy Who will advocate for my loved one with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) when I am no longer able? In response to these concerns The Arc Connecticut has been working with a group of families to establish an organization that would assist people with I/DD with (1) independent ad-vocacy for services and supports; (2) benefits education and management; (3) quality oversight when parents, siblings and caregivers are no longer able to be part of an individual’s support group. These services would be paid for by family resources in the absence of waiver or other Medicaid fund-ing. At this … Continue reading


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Draft SPP/APR is Now Online!

January 9, 2020

This is a link to the draft of the combined State Performance Plan / Annual Performance Report.   It is a very long document, best viewed online.  As usual, Connecticut continues to do very well on both the compliance and results indicators. The APR is due to the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs by February 3, 2020.  For more information about the SPP, click here.  Indicator (11), also known as the SSIP will be completed for an April 1, 2020 submission. If you have any questions or comments please email nicole.cossette@ct.gov no later than January 27, 2020.


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Training Course-Torticollis and Plagiocephaly: Assessment and Treatment of Infants and Children Impact on the Movement System of Infants and Beyond April 3 & April 4, 2020

January 3, 2020

Torticollis and Plagiocephaly: Assessment and Treatment of Infants and Children Impact on the Movement System of Infants and Beyond Cindy Miles,  April 3-4, 2020 South Shore Hospital Weymouth, MA Download Brochure REGISTER This dynamic course provides participants with the knowledge to effectively assess and treat children with torticollis. Learn effective strategies including designing home exercise programs, infant positioning, manual techniques, and taping to understanding helmet criteria, head asymmetries, surgeries, and associated diagnosis. Click HERE to register or for complete course details including CEU information.


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Training Course-Infants Born Preterm: Identifying and Addressing Their Special Needs in Early Infancy March 27 & 28, 2020 @ Danbury Hospital

January 2, 2020

Jan McElroy, PCS, PhD, PT March 27-28, 2020 Danbury Hospital Danbury, CT Download Brochure REGISTER Practitioners will refine treatment skills of infants born preterm through effective facilitation techniques to be used during functional activities. Labs will guide treatment training that can be used in clinics and early intervention. Click HERE to register or for complete course details including CEU information.


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Baby Beats and Breaths: Therapeutic Interventions for the Premature Infant with Cardiopulmonary Compromise Valhalla, NY

January 2, 2020

March 27-28, 2020 Blythedale Children’s Hospital Valhalla, NY REGISTER This dynamic intermediate-advanced course will elucidate the cardiopulmonary implications for the premature or medically-complex infant as related to physiological stability, evolving motor control, sensory stability, and transition to oral motor skills that support feeding. Participants will learn to facilitate the infant’s ability to cough, produce audible phonation, develop oral motor skills, and improve swallowing skills, as well as gestation-age appropriate positioning and handling to support gross motor skills required for postural stability. Click HERE to register for this course and additional details.


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Continuing Education Course-Motor Issues in Autism March 27 & March 28, 2020 New Brunswick, NJ

January 2, 2020

Motor Issues in Autism March 27-March 28, 2020 Children’s Specialized Hospital New Brunswick, NJ Download Brochure REGISTER  


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