Parent Resources

The parents of children with special needs often look for resources that can help them help their children. You will find resources here that may be able to help you. All of the resources listed can be found at the Special Education Resource Center, many can be downloaded from SERC.


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Special Education Resource Center 25 Industrial Park RoadMiddletown, CT 06457-1520860-632-1485www.ctserc.org

Materials available at SERC, and on line:

  • Approved Private Special Education Programs
  • Autism: a list of publications from January 2003 – July 2005
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorders: a list of publications from June 2004 -2005
  • Building a Bridge, from School to Adult Life for Young Adults with Disabilities in CT
  • Building Bridges, A Directory of Community Rehabilitation Providers for Youth in Transition and Adults with Disabilities in Connecticut
  • Children with Complex Health Care Needs: A Guide for Families
  • Children’s and Adolescents’ Literature on Disability Awareness, Integration and Inclusion: an annotated bibliography: February 2005
  • CT Birth to Three System
  • Connecticut’s Blueprint on Reading Achievement
  • Directory of Summer Camps & Programs for Exceptional Children in Connecticut
  • A Guide to Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing In Connecticut
  • Helpful CT Resources for Families
  • A Parent’s Guide to Special Education in Connecticut
  • Preschool Profiles, Directory of Programs & Services for Children (3-5) with Disabilities
  • Statewide Organizations – listed below and in the binder at Wethersfield Public Library
  • Transition Bill of Rights
  • Transition Planning for Youth with Disabilities, Bureau of Rehabilitation Service

Statewide Organizations – Helpful Resources for Families

CT Birth to Three Systems, Central Office460 Capitol AvenueHartford, CT 06106860-571-75561-800-505-7000http://www.birth23.org/
CT Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (CACLD)25 Van Zant StreetSuite 15-5East Norwalk, CT 06855203-838-5010http://www.cacld.org/
Learning Disabilities Association of CT999 Asylum AvenueHartford, CT 06105860-560-1711www.ldact.org
CT Autistic Spectrum Resource Center1978 Whitney AvenueHamden, CT 06517203-248-5222http://www.ct.asrc.org/
Arc of CT1030 New Britain AvenueSuite 102West Hartford, CT 06110860-953-8335http://www.arcct.com/
Statewide Legal Services425 Main StreetMiddletown, CT 06457800-453-3320 (English)800-453-3374 (Spanish)http://www.slsct.org/


University Center for Excellence in Developmental DisabilitiesAJ Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities263 Farmington Avenue, MC-6222Farmington, CT 06030866-623-1315; 860-679-1500http://www.uconnecedd.org/
CT Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired67 Prospect AvenueHartford, CT 06106800-708-6796 www.state.ct.us/cdhl
Board of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB)184 Windsor AvenueWindsor, CT 06095860-602-4020besb@po.state.ct.us
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS)25 Sigourney Street, 11th floorHartford, CT 06106800-537-2549http://www.brs.state.ct.us/
Department of Mental Retardation (DMR)460 Capitol AvenueHartford, CT 06106860-418-6000http://www.dmr.state.ct.us/
Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities60-B Weston StreetHartford, CT 06120800-842-7303www.ct.gov/opapd