Wilton special education students to weigh in on state’s program
WILTON — Twenty local teens will be a part of a select group of students chosen from around the state to help chart a new path forward for special education in Connecticut.
In November, Wilton was announced as one of 20 school districts in the state to participate in the Special Education Youth Advisory Council, an initiative started by the state Department of Education, the State Education Resource Center and the Connecticut Bureau of Special Education in 2017.
The second-year initiative seeks to increase student involvement in the special education process and to help students develop effective leadership skill to make positive changes in their school and community.
“The focus is really to help all of us — myself and the Bureau of Special Education — to hear from the students and those who are receiving our services to make sure we are meeting their needs,” said Andrea Leonardi, the town’s assistant superintendent for special services.