We've posted our meeting dates for the 2013/2014 school year so you can mark your calendars in advance. All meetings will be held at 6:30pm in the Community Room of the Willington Public Library unless specified otherwise. Please note that meetings are subject to change so visiting our website often will keep you informed on the most current information, we are always adding special events and updating meeting details. We have a great year planned with meetings, guest speakers, special events, and many opportunities for you to get involved. Please join us!
At our next meeting on Wednesday, November 20, Dr. Kristen D’Eramo will present "Assessment in Autism Spectrum Disorders; What, Where, & When to Evaluate" from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Dr. D'Eramo is a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of Clinical Services at the Center for Children with Special Needs. She provides psychological evaluations with an emphasis on early identification and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Please click here to view more info.
The Connecticut State Department of Education is in the process of conducting its annual survey of parents of special education students. Parents in 29 Connecticut communities will receive a survey in the mail, perhaps as soon as this week.
This survey is a rare opportunity for parents to be heard. Parents who receive the survey should return it promptly. The survey can also be completed online. Assistance with the survey is available throught the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center at 800-445-CPAC or by e-mail at email@example.com
. For support to Spanish speaking families, contact CPAC at 203-776-3221
For more information about the survey and a list of the communities that are involved, click on the link below.
Many thanks to Jane Hampton for providing this information.
Success SEPTO would like to thank you for completing this very important survey.
News Articles about Success SEPTO
Senator Tony Guglielmo stands with State Rep Sam
Belsito. Also in picture is Special Education Attorney David Shaw, Officers of Success SEPTO President Cathy
Britschock and Vice President Brenda Stenglein, and members of Success SEPTO.
We were honored to have Dr. Michael D. Powers present "Understanding Autism" on November 2, 2013. You can read about his presentation on the diagnosis and treatment for people with autism spectrum disorders by clicking here
On October 19, 2013, Success SEPTO hosted a special event, The Spectrum Unplugged, featuring a panel of autism experts from FOCUS Center for Autism. The Reminder News recap of the event can be viewed by clicking here
Senator Tony Guglielmo was presented with a Spirit of SEPTO award at our
October 16, 2013 meeting for his longstanding support. Please read the
article describing his contributions to Success SEPTO by clicking here
A recap of Success SEPTO's first meeting of the 2013/2014 school year was published by The Reminder News. You can read the article by clicking here
Success Special Education PTO and Autism Services and Resources Connecticut partnered for a four-Saturday “boot camp” session for parents, caregivers, guardians and grandparents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Reminder News article about the "boot camp" can be viewed by clicking here
Our first session of the Parent Boot Camp for caregivers of children with autism was featured in The Reminder News. Please read the article here
Our last session of the Parent Boot Camp was also featured in The Reminder News. For an overview of the fourth and final session, please read the article by clicking here
Our November 2012 special event featuring a panel of speakers from FOCUS Center for Autism was a great success. The Reminder News summarizes the highlights in an article that you can view by clicking here
Succes SEPTO is also mentioned in Tolland Patch's article about creating a network of spectrum services in Tolland county. You can read the article here
You can read the article The Hartford Courant published about State Rep. Bryan Hurlburt's support and involvement with Success SEPTO by clicking here
. The Reminder News article highlighting our organization can be viewed by clicking here
(L-r): Cathy Britschock, president of Success SEPTO; Kevin Daly, chair of the Connecticut Special Education PTO Alliance and treasurer of Success SEPTO; and Brenda Stenglein, vice president of Success SEPTO, seek collaborative change in public schools in support of special needs students. Photos by Lauri Voter, Reminder News.