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Special Education in New York State


The New York State Education Department's Office of Special Education oversees special education services in New York State. The section of education regulations on special education are known as the Part 200 regulations.

Below are links to publications and websites that will help you navigate the special education system:

NYSED Special Education Parent Assistance Website

NYSED's Special Education Publications

Guide to Quality Individualized Education Program (IEP) Development and Implementation 

"How to Avoid Feeling Intimidated at IEP Meetings"

New York State Education Department's Office of Special Education

Statewide Special Education Parent Assistance Centers

A Parent's Guide to Special Education in New York State

Educación Especial en el Estado de Nueva York
para niños de 3 a 21 Años Guía para los padres
 

New York State Regulations on Special Education

Parent's Rights - Procedural Safeguards Notice (PDF)

AVISO RELATIVO A GARANTÍAS DE PROCEDIMIENTO (PDF) 

Special Education Regional Quality Assurance Associates

Mediation 

State Complaint Form

Resolving Concerns About Your Child's Special Education Services

New York State Education Department's Policy on Accommodations During Testing

Cerebral Palsy Outreach

Education Week: http://www.edweek.org/

ERIC Search Site (Office of Educational Research and Improvement of the U.S. Department of Education):http://www.ed.gov/databases/ERIC_Digests/index/

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER): www.pacer.org


Supporting Your Student

Transition to College

Transitioning to College

Transition Planning and Services for Students with Disabilities - November 2011 

Student Exit Summary as Required by IDEA 2004 - March 2006

Transition Services: A Planning and Implementation Guide

ACCES Services: A Question and Answer Guide for Students

ACCES Servicios de rehabilitacin profesional para estudiantes de secundaria Preguntas Y Respuestas para los estudiantes

ACCES Services: A Question and Answer Guide for Parents

ACCES Servicios de rehabilitacin profesional para  estudiantes de secundaria Preguntas Y Respuestas para los padres

 

Self-Esteem

Boost Your Child's Self Esteem

Self Esteem & Stress Management

More Articles on Building Self Esteem


Homework Help 

Strategies for Helping Your Child with Homework

Homework Help Tips

 
Fostering Self-Advocacy 

Self Advocacy for College Students

Self Advocacy for Teenagers

Self Advocacy Skills

 
Friendship 

Making Good Friends

Building Social Skills


Bullying

Bullying Among Children and Youth with Disabilities and Special Needs


Assistive Technology (AT):
 

New York State Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons With Disabilities- Assistive Technology/ TRAID Project

New York State Assistive Technology Advocacy Project

Learning Disabilities and Assistive Technologies

Technology Related Education (T.R.E.) Center for Assistive Technology & Universal Design

Assistive Technology for Kids with Learning Disabilities — An Overview

Response to Intervention in New York State

Helpful Links & Publications:

Memo from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Program says RTI Can't Delay/ Deny Evaluations.Click here to read memo.

New York State Education Department's Parents Guide to Response to Intervention

New York State Education Department's Response to Intervention Guidance for School Districts

New York State Response to Intervention Technical Assistance Center

Responsiveness to Intervention: Questions PARENTS Must Ask

Responsiveness to Intervention and Learning Disabilities: A Report Prepared by the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (PDF)

The Learning Disabilities Association of New York State Statement on Response to Intervention as a Model for Identifying Students with Specific Learning Disabilities Under IDEA 2004, Cover Page - January, 2006 (PDF)

The Learning Disabilities Association of New York State Statement on Response to Intervention as a Model for Identifying Students with Specific Learning Disabilities Under IDEA 2004, continued - (PDF)

Resources for Adults

Other Statewide Advocacy & Service Organizations:

Parent to Parent of NYS: www.parenttoparentnys.org

Families Together in NYS: www.ftnys.org

Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State: http://www.cerebralpalsynys.org/policy.shtml

NYSARC: www.nysarc.org

NYS Independent Living Centers: http://www.nysilc.org/directory.htm

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): www.chadd.org


Additional links:
 

Parent Network--Parent Training and Information Center for NY state (except New York City)
YAI/ National Institute for People with Disabilities

*** These websites are the sole responsibility of the organizations advertised and are in no way affiliated with the 
New York State Council for Exceptional Children (NYSCEC). The views and opinions expressed on any linked website are those of the organizations and/or the persons writing on the site and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The New York State Council for Exceptional Children - NYSCEC.