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Call for Nominations- 2014 Parental Awards The State Education Resource Center (SERC) and the CT Parent Information and Resource Center (CT PIRC), in collaboration with the CT Commission on Children, cordially invite you to nominate a parent from your local school and/or community organization for a Parental Involvement Recognition Award. These awards highlight and honor exemplars of parental involvement in schools and community organizations. Download Nomination Entry Form
Assistive Technology for Families: From Consideration to Implementation This 20-minute presentation by SERC consultants Smita Worah and Barbara Slone is designed to serve as a guide to consideration of Assistive Technology devices and services through all phases - before, during, and after - the Planning and Placement Team meeting. Launch Presentation
The Parent Trust Fund 2014-15 The State Education Resource Center (SERC)/Connecticut Parent Information and Resource Center (CT PIRC) is seeking submission of written proposals, on a competitive basis, from qualified public and community agencies/organizations to conduct parent leadership training using one or more parent leadership training models such as The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI), Parents Supporting Educational Excellence (Parents SEE), People Empowering People (PEP) and Voices for Families (VFF). The purpose is to train parents, grandparents, foster parents, and others to become skilled advocates and strong voices for children at the local, state, or national level. Proposers must meet all requirements of the parent leadership training model prior to submission. Download RFP
2014 Directory of Summer Camps and Programs Summer provides a wonderful opportunity for all children to grow academically and socially. This unique directory provided by the State Education Resource Center (SERC) lists camps and other programs for exceptional children and their families that offer a range of both indoor and outdoor activities. If you find something you like, we encourage you to contact the camp or program directly to help you decide the best choice for a particular child. Download the PDF of the 2014 Edition of the Directory of Summer Camps and Programs for Exceptional Children in Connecticut.
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The Parent Trust Fund 2014-15

The State Education Resource Center (SERC)/Connecticut Parent Information and Resource Center (CT PIRC) is seeking submission of written proposals, on a competitive basis, from qualified public and community agencies/organizations to conduct parent leadership training using one or more parent leadership training models such as The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI), Parents Supporting Educational Excellence (Parents SEE), People Empowering People (PEP) and Voices for Families (VFF).

Download RFP

New! 2013 School and District Performance Reports

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CT Parent Information and Advocacy Organizations, January 22, 2014

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Canady, Ingrid: Assistant Director for Program Development & Partnerships for Equity
State Education Resource Center (SERC)

Carson, Judy: Consultant for Bureau of Health, Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
CT State Department of Education

Czuba, Cheryl: Extension Director- Community Development, Families
University of Connecticut (UCONN) Cooperative Extension System

Edwards, Douglas: Founder and Program Director
Real Dads Forever

Homer-Bouthiette, Dawn: Director of Family Strength & Parent Leadership
Connecticut Commission on Children

King, Holly: Unit Coordinator
State Education Resource Center (SERC)

Kirner, Marianne: Executive Director
State Education Resource Center (SERC)

Leonard, Nancy: Public Policy Officer
William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

Nee, David: Executive Director
William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

Resha, Cheryl-Ann: Education Manager Health Promotion Services/Unit Coordinator
CT State Department of Education

Russell-Tucker, Charlene: Chief Operating Officer,
CT State Department of Education

Zimmerman, Elaine: Executive Director
Connecticut Commission on Children

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"It has given me the confidence I needed to make good decisions regarding parenting my children. Also I learned a lot about the benefits of reading to my child and providing a safe playing and learning environment." 
-Parent about CT PIRC

Educational Tip of the Month:

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May, 2014: Ask your teen to teach you facts or ideas from their homework or act out a character from their reading. When teens bring learning to life it helps them remember the information.

From: What You Do At Home Makes A Difference

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