Schedule of Training Sessions and Events


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August 2019

SPED CT Presents:  IEP Clinic
Are you struggling to understand your child’s IEP? Please join SpEd Connecticut at one of our FREE IEP clinics. First hour will be a brief overview of the IEP. Second hour will be 1:1 time with a parent advisor to discuss your child’s IEP.  Space is limited please RSVP.  Tuesday, August 20th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm Wednesday, September 11th, 10am to 12pm. Please RSVP to Goviana Morales via phone at 860.560.1711 or email at

September 2019

Adoption Assistance Program Presents:  Advocating for Your Child’s Health Care Needs
The training will cover information about advocating for health care rights particularly as it relates to the mental health needs of youth in the child welfare system.  Understanding health insurance rights, appealing denials, agency collaboration and legislative advocacy will all be part of the conversation.    Presenter: Valerie Wyzykowski, RN, MS, CLNC, September 19, 2019; 9:30am-12:30pm. Location: UConn Health, Exchange Building, 270 Farmington Ave, Farmington.  Pending 3 CEC credits from NASW.  RSVP to Karen,\

The Underground Presents: Trafficked; A Sex Trafficking Awareness Presentation

Above the Path Presents:  Closing the Gap; A Caregiver Approach to Reducing the Risk of Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation

October 2019

CT Council on Adoption Presents:  Mental Health Services for Adoptive Families Part 2

UConn Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Presents: Life Course Planning: How Families Can Support Seamless Transitions from School to Adulthood

November 2019- National Adoption Month!

Adoption Assistance Program Presents: Trans Awareness 101
Jillian is a trans woman and advocate for the transgender community.  Through her presentations, her mission is to ensure trans youth understand where to find  resources and support, to support parents’ relationships with their children before, during and after the transition process and to educate the public and medical facilities to promote awareness of the transgender community.  Presenter: Jillian Celentano.  November 13, 2019; 9:30am-12:30pm.  Location: UConn Health Exchange Building, 270 Farmington Ave, Farmington. Pending 3 CEC credits from NASW.  RSVP to Karen,

Connecticut Council on Adoption Presents:  Annual Conference!