Children with autism are eligible for special education and related services in Connecticut. State and federal law does not require local school districts to provide particular services for children with autism. These laws do require school districts to identify children with disabilities that affect their educational performance and provide them with a free and appropriate public education tailored to their individual needs.
Specific services for autistic children depend on his or her disability and individualized educational program. This program is established by the child’s planning and placement team. A planning and placement team is a group consisting of the child’s parents, teachers, and educational specialist that evaluate the child’s services annually.
If you have any questions related to education law in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at JMaya@Mayalaw.com.