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Helping Kids Manage The Emotions of the Holidays

By Jennifer B. Theriault, MSW, LCSW                                                                                         CAA Special Education Advocate The holiday season, more than any other time of year, is filled with expectations of joy, happiness, and excitement.  For some, it is a magical time, but for many children … Continue reading

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Help us help you! Working collaboratively with your advocate…

Last week, we shared with you some tips to get off to a great start for your child’s school year. There are also ways that you can help us, as advocates, better support you in your meetings and with your … Continue reading

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Back to school time…and some tips to start the year off right!

Back to school is often an exciting – and nerve racking – time in both parent’s and children’s lives. So much anticipation goes into this time of year – the right clothes, back packs, school supplies. Will he get the … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Know If My Child is Making Progress? We are often asked by the families we work with: How do I know if my child is making progress with their Individualized Education Program (IEP) ? The Answer:    It starts … Continue reading

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Special Ed Law/Regulations Update

By Jill Chuckas, MSW, Special Education Advocate, CAA      My work as a special education advocate is busy, invigorating, inspiring, stressful and a series of teachable moments and lessons learned.  It involves understanding and navigating through a variety of different school … Continue reading

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Welcome to the CAA Blog

     Welcome to the CAA Blog, written by the special education advocates of Collaborative Advocacy Associates (CAA), a group of professionals based in Fairfield County, CT.  Having just celebrated our tenth anniversary of providing support to families of children with special learning needs, we … Continue reading

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