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This article answers some commonly asked questions about education during the Coronavirus crisis, and includes information for parents of students who get special education services.

If you think your child needs special education services, this guide can help you have your child evaluated to see what services are needed. You will also learn how to help make sure your child gets the services they need to do well in school.

Is your child getting into trouble at school? Read this to learn the difference between school suspension and expulsion, when a child can be expelled, what to do if your child may be expelled, and how to prepare for an expulsion hearing.

There are rules to make schools a safe place to learn. Read this to learn about school rules, where your child can go to school, missing school, truancy, discipline, bullying, and more.

Here are some things you can do if your child is being bullied in school.

This video describes the rights of students under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These are federal laws, so the information is true no matter where you live.

Were you kicked out of your house? Did you run away? Do you live in a shelter or temporarily with a friend? Did your family lose their housing?

If you were arrested when you were under 18, you probably have a juvenile record. The good news is that most juvenile records can be erased.

Get the latest information for Connecticut residents on the COVID-19 outbreak, including checks from the government, court access, DSS benefits, health insurance, drivers's licenses, housing, foreclosures, immigration, utilities, unemployment, and more.

What is P-EBT? Will I get P-EBT? How do I get P-EBT?

The purpose of a Planning and Placement Team (PPT) meeting is to initiate and discuss evaluations; determine eligibility for special education services; develop a child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP); or to review and/or revise the child’s program.

These videos describe your child's rights under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These are federal laws, so the information is true for every state.

Are you wondering what’s going to happen to you because you have missed so much school?

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This article answers some commonly asked questions about education during the Coronavirus crisis, and includes information for parents of students who get special education services.

If you think your child needs special education services, this guide can help you have your child evaluated to see what services are needed. You will also learn how to help make sure your child gets the services they need to do well in school.

Is your child getting into trouble at school? Read this to learn the difference between school suspension and expulsion, when a child can be expelled, what to do if your child may be expelled, and how to prepare for an expulsion hearing.

There are rules to make schools a safe place to learn. Read this to learn about school rules, where your child can go to school, missing school, truancy, discipline, bullying, and more.

Here are some things you can do if your child is being bullied in school.

This video describes the rights of students under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These are federal laws, so the information is true no matter where you live.

Were you kicked out of your house? Did you run away? Do you live in a shelter or temporarily with a friend? Did your family lose their housing?

If you were arrested when you were under 18, you probably have a juvenile record. The good news is that most juvenile records can be erased.

Get the latest information for Connecticut residents on the COVID-19 outbreak, including checks from the government, court access, DSS benefits, health insurance, drivers's licenses, housing, foreclosures, immigration, utilities, unemployment, and more.

What is P-EBT? Will I get P-EBT? How do I get P-EBT?

The purpose of a Planning and Placement Team (PPT) meeting is to initiate and discuss evaluations; determine eligibility for special education services; develop a child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP); or to review and/or revise the child’s program.

These videos describe your child's rights under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These are federal laws, so the information is true for every state.

Are you wondering what’s going to happen to you because you have missed so much school?