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



LDA of America has created 4 helpful special education-related Information Sheets entitled:

Encouraging Compliance and Managing Non-Compliance at Home

Encouraging Compliance and Managing Non-Compliance at School

IEP’s and School Transfers
 

Parent’s Rights to an Evaluation 

LDA White Paper on IDEA Evaluation Criteria for Specific Learning Disabilities!

 


 

Additional Helpful Links:

 

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