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CAPSEF’s Annual Professional Development Conference

March 18th, 2020

Hartford/Farmington Marriott

What We Teach for Who We Teach:

Focusing on Curriculum for a Diverse Population


Unfortunately, out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel our annual conference due to the suspected spread of COVID-19.  The safety of our students, members, and supporters is our top priority.  While we could have waited until the last minute to determine risk, we believe that the ability to plan for the cancellation is also important to our members.  Therefore, we are doing the safest thing as soon as possible.


Please note:  If you have paid for registrations, you will receive a FULL Refund.

  • If you have paid by check, your uncashed check will be returned.
  • Otherwise, you will not be invoiced for registration.


In addition, we will not be conducting “Apple Awards” this year.  We encourage you to reallocate those funds to other staff recognition at your programs!


We are working to determine the best way to deliver the exciting content we had prepared for you in the future, and we will provide updates as soon as information becomes available.



2019 - 2020 CAPSEF Calendar

October 2018

November 2018
November 9, 2018 Membership Forum Notes

2020 CAPSEF Conference 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
7:30am - 3:30pm
Hartford/Farmington Marriott - Farmington, CT


Welcome to the CAPSEF Website!

The Connecticut Association of Private Special Education Facilities is a voluntary association of private schools which provides quality, cost effective, special education and related services to the special needs of children and adolescents (birth to 21 years) of Connecticut.

CAPSEF is really about our member schools.  Please check out our Member Directory to find a wealth of services for students across our state and contact numbers for getting all of your questions answered.   Our schools work collaboratively to brainstorm new and innovative ways to serve our students to maximize their success.

Our professional development conference held every March, has become a favorite of many educators and those interested in how to best educate students with special needs.  Our Membership Forums are designed to keep our members up to date on various issues, challenges and successes in our very special schools serving a very special population.   

CAPSEF schools work with families, public schools, state agencies, other caretakers and providers to implement model programs, that enhances each student's ability to succeed while enabling caregivers to help children in need.

The Association provides its members with a voice to represent interests to the State Department of Education, Bureau of Special EducationConnCASE and other provider, legislative, and advocacy groups.

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW:  2019 - 2020 Renewal Membership Application

NOT A MEMBER, NOT A PROBLEM:  2019 - 2020 New Member Application

Contact Information:

Executive Director, Alan J. Deckman
Association Executive, Allyson J. Deckman
701 Hebron Avenue, 3rd Floor
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Tel: 860.525.1318
Fax: 860.541.6484

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