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2014 CAPSEF Annual Professional Development Conference  
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 CT Convention Center - Hartford, CT

Dear Colleagues,  With the state initiative for restraint and seclusion reduction, the private special education facilities are greatly impacted. Thus, we are focusing our attention on Positive Behavioral Supports for this year's CAPSEF Conference. Both keynote and break out speakers have experience with our population of kids, making their presentations relevant and tailored to the needs of our schools. This promises to be one professional development experience you won't want to miss.  Please also note that Colleen Hayles will be there for an afternoon break-out session and she will address Educator Evaluation; we will also discuss the updates on training as there will be new information at that time. We hope to see you there! Pat Gerrity, CAPSEF President.

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If you are interested please download our 2014 Vendor Packet


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As last year, this year is going to be just as exciting.  We have changed a few things around in response to the needs of our members.  We hope to be able to meet members and perspective members at our Membership Forums and Annual Professional Development Conference.  Check our Calendar of Upcoming Events for details. 

Our annual conference to be held April 3, has become a favorite of many educators and those interested in how to best educate students with special needs.  This year we are going back to the CT Convention Center and are busy making it better than ever.  Our Membership Forums are designed to keep our members up to date on various issues, challenges and successes in our very special schools serving a very special population.   We will also continue our tradition of celebrating the special contribution of an individual who the organization recognizes as someone who has made a special contribution to special education, particularly to the education of the students most difficult to educate, in our state.  In May, we are doing something a bit different.  CAPSEF will hold a Member Appreciation Reception.  Please join us as we thank our members for thier support. 

The Connecticut Association of Private Special Education Facilities is a voluntary association of private schools which provides quality, cost effective, special education and related services to the special needs of children and adolescents (birth to 21 years) of Connecticut.

CAPSEF is really about our member schools.  Please check out our Member Directory to find a wealth of services for students across our state and contact numbers for getting all of your questions answered.   Our schools work collaboratively to brainstorm new and innovative ways to serve our students to maximize their success.

CAPSEF schools work with families, public schools, state agencies, other caretakers and providers to implement model programs, that enhances each student's ability to succeed while enabling caregivers to help children in need.

The Association provides its members with a voice to represent interests to the State Department of Education, Bureau of Special EducationConnCASE and other provider, legislative, and advocacy groups.

On behalf of our Executive Board and membership, I would like to welcome and encourage you to allow us to be a powerful resource to better educate our students.


Pat Gerrity, President

State Map of CAPSEF Programs


Contact Information:

Executive Director, Alan J. Deckman
Association Executive, Allyson J. Deckman
330 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Hartford, CT 06106

Tel: 860.525.1318
Fax: 860.541.6484

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