Welcome Family & Friends

This page, along with the rest of the website, is designed to support you with preparing your son and/or daughter for his/her transition into adult life. We have provided some commonly asked questions along with resources that may be helpful with developing an answer that will be appropriate for your son/daughter. 

In addition, you may want to check out the Student and the Resources sections for additional information. 

We are excited to let you know that the Easing into Secondary Transition: A Comprehensive Guide to Resources and Services in Connecticut has been revised and is available electronically at: http://portal.ct.gov/SDE-EasingIntoSecondaryTransition.


This guide was developed as a result of a collaborative effort between the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), the Department of Rehabilitative Services (DORS), the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDS), the Regional Educational Service Centers (RESCs), the State Education Resource Center (SERC), and the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC).  The guide may be used as a resource for educators, students, and families throughout Connecticut to identify secondary transition resources and services.  We hope you will utilize this valuable tool as you navigate through the secondary transition planning process.


Questions related to this document may be directed to Alycia Trakas at 860-713-6932 or Alycia.Trakas@ct.gov.


Thank you!

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  • How can I encourage my child to participate in the PPT process?

  • How do I help my child prepare for college and/or employment?

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