Our Parternship Moves Forward!
EXCITING NEWS: The State Department of Education (SDE) Bureau of Special Education will continue making an impact on the service provision and support of assistive technology (AT) within Connecticut Public Schools. They have extended the NEAT Center’s work through a rotating Subscription service model and NEAT Membership to each LEA throughout CT for 2022-2025. The first cohort to be served through these targeted AT Subscription services will be Cohort C. Followed by Cohort A and then Cohort B. Additionally, every CT school district will be provided with a NEAT Membership during this 3-year time period.
No cost, targeted AT Subscription services are offered to LEAs divided into three cohorts.
- 2022-2023: Cohort C
- 2023-2024: Cohort A
- 2024-2025: Cohort B
Additionally, every CT school district will be provided with a NEAT Membership during this 3-year time period.
Let's Work Together!
Below you will find a link to more details regarding which cohort your school district belongs to and what your benefits are:
Visit some of our other pages to learn more about your Membership benefits:
Learning More About Your SDE-Sponsored NEAT Benefits
NEAT believes the most sustainable quality assurance plan is one that grows organically within each school district. To support this growth NEAT is offering the following professional development events geared specifically towards the needs of school-based teams. This will provide new information about subscription and membership benefits, explore best practices, and reinforce concepts for districts actively seeking to build their AT capacity.
If you are a part of Cohort A, please sign up for one of the following to learn more about your Subscription for the 2023-2024 school year:
Tuesday, September 28, 2023 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Live Webinar
Location: Online with Zoom Link
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm | Live Webinar
Location: Online with Zoom Link
If you are a part of Cohorts B or C, please sign up for the following to learn more about your Membership for the 2023-2024 school year:
NEAT Members receive exclusive access to assistive technology resources and benefits. Thanks to generous sponsorship from the CT State Department of Education, all CT LEAs will continue to receive NEAT Membership benefits at no cost to them during the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years. These resources can help professionals build their own AT skillsets and offer a manageable way for teams to get started with the AT consideration and implementation processes for individual students. Join Elena Hurlburt, Director of AT Services, as she explains the various opportunities available to CT LEAs and the way to get started with accessing these benefits right away!
Date and Time: September 28, 2023 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST
Elena Fader Hurlburt, Director of NEAT, had recorded a short video summarizing the benefits of your SDE-sponsored Subscription. Watch the SDE-sponsored Subscription Summary here.
If you have questions, please see our SDE Subscription FAQ. Additional questions can be directed to CentersConnect@OakHillCT.org