What benefits do members receive?
All members receive:
- Discounts on conferences, seminars, training
- Access to Parent Advisor services (hourly fees are additional, based on a sliding scale)
- Access to consultation by phone or in person
- Access to SpEdConnecticut print resources
- Email contact about learning opportunities, research studies, and important legislation
How does SpEdConnecticut use member fees?
We provide trained volunteer Parent Advisors who:
- Attend school meetings with families to help them participate effectively
- Help families understand their child’s tests and records
- Educate families about laws impacting children with disabilities
We provide in-depth training and mentorship to our volunteer PAs.
We offer outreach sessions to parents focusing on such topics as:
- The PPT process and the IEP
- Understanding evaluations – scores and interpretations
- Effective communication with schools
We respond to thousands of calls annually for resource information and assistance.
- We provide phone support to young adults with ADHD and learning disabilities and refer low-cost assessments to those who qualify for financial need.
- SpEdConnecticut acts as a voice for children with disabilities, providing data and other information to the media, legislators, disability organizations, and others.
- We provide an annual conference with renowned experts in the field of disability education and research.
- SpEdConnecticut collaborates with other disability organizations to reach more people and strengthen our presence as leaders in the field of obtaining a free appropriate public education for children with disabilities.
What does it cost to become a member of SpEdConnecticut?
- $20 student with learning disabilities
- $40 family
- $75 professional
- $100 corporate
How do I join?
Fax number: 860.560.1750 Mailing address: 999 Asylum Avenue, Suite 504, Hartford, CT 06105
Call our office at 860.560.1711 and use your credit card. We’ll also answer any questions you have.