SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES
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Title 20 Education: Education Code outlines the role of education in the United States Code.
IDEA 2004 (source: Cornell): Provisions and code for the education of individuals with disabilities
34 Code of Federal Regulations (online electric code): Assistance to States for the Education of children with disabilities
Procedural Safeguards and Alternate Dispute Resolution: The procedural safeguards required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are intended to protect the interests of families and children with special needs, as well as the special education and the early intervention systems.
ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law that prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
Section 504 34 CFR 104: PART 104—Nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance
FERPA: PART 99—Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.
NCLB: No Child Left Behind (NCLB) emphasizes accountability, parent involvement, highly-qualified teachers, and research-based teaching methods.
42 U.S.C. 15009: US Code – Section 15009: Rights of individuals with developmental disabilities
Center for Parent Information and Resources: All the materials found on the CPIR Hub have been created and archived for Parent Centers around the country to help them provide support and services to the families they serve.
Colorín Colorado: The premier national website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12. Colorín Colorado has been providing free research-based information, activities, and advice to parents, schools, and communities.
Center on Technology and Disability: Assistive Technology and the Individual Family Service Plan.
Special Olympics Young Athletes: Is a sport and play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities (ID), ages 2 to 7 years old. Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills, like running, kicking and throwing. Young Athletes offers families, teachers, caregivers and people from the community the chance to share the joy of sports with all children. Children of all abilities take part, and they all benefit.
Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child: The mission of the Center on the Developing Child is to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity. The site offers child development resources in many different languages, including videos with subtitles on subjects such as early childhood mental health, the consequences of toxic stress, executive function, and much more.
NEW YORK STATE
EI to 4410 Calculator: Calculate when a child will age out of early intervention
Early Intervention DOH: Services for children under 3 years of age who have a confirmed disability or established developmental delay, as defined by the State
Commissioners Regulations Part 100: Regulations and information about elementary, middle, and high schools, no child left behind
Commissioners Regulations Part 200: Special education regulations
Commissioners Regulations Part 201: Procedural safeguards for students with disabilities subject to disciplinary action
Learning Disabilities Association of New York State: Organization promotes the education and general welfare of individuals with learning disabilities
NYS Consolidated Laws: Education laws for New York State: go to EDN Education scroll down to article 89
Search NYSED: NYS Education Department
Office of State Review: Reviews decisions of impartial hearings related to the identification, evaluation, program or placement of children who have, or are suspected of having an educational disability.
NYCRR online: New York Codes, Rules and Regulations is the official compiler of state agency rules and regulations.
Youth in Emergency Housing – Rights Under McKinney Vento Act: Provides technical assistance to school districts, social service providers, shelters, families, youth, and others about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
TRAID Program: The TRAID Centers (RTCs), staff provide information, training, device demonstration and loan, technical assistance and advocacy on how to obtain and use assistive technology services and devices.
Engage NY: New York State Education Department Resources designed to support the implementation of key aspects of the NYS Board of Regents Reform Agenda.
A Parent’s Guide to Response to Intervention (RTI): RtI is a school process used to determine if a student is responding to classroom instruction and progressing as expected. Pamphlet provides parents, families, and others with information on RtI. Available in Spanish, Korean, Russian, Chinese, and Haitian Creole.
The Community Technical Assistance Center (CTAC): The Community Technical Assistance Center is a training, consultation, and educational resource center available to all adult and child-serving mental health clinics in New York State.
Docs for Tots: Docs for Tots fosters connections between young children’s doctors, policymakers, early childhood practitioners, and other stakeholders.
Family Initiative Coordination Services Project, Early Intervention Partners Training Project: The purpose of the Family Initiative Coordination Services Project is to facilitate, support, and develop parent involvement at all levels of the Early Intervention Program.
Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities: This Blueprint focuses on seven core principles and practices supported by research for all students with disabilities. Improving results for students with disabilities requires a renewed focus on these core principles.
LOCAL LONG ISLAND RESOURCES
211 Long Island: Free, non-emergency information service that connects Long Island residents to health and human services
Advocates for Children of New York: works to support children who are at risk for achieving educational success due to disability, poverty, race, and other potentially discriminating characteristics like gender identity and students in the juvenile justice system.
Eastern Suffolk BOCES Regional Special Education – Technical Assistance Support Center: Established by NYSED/Special Education to act as a coordinated statewide network to provide directed technical assistance and professional development to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.
Long Island Advocacy Center: Advocates for the legal rights of individuals and students with disabilities on Long Island
Long Island Communities of Practice: Offers year-round inclusive educational, social and recreational programs to individuals with disabilities and their families on Long Island
Long Island Families Together: Information, supports and services for children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges and their families
NASSAU BOCES Special Education Preschool Programs: provide educational and therapeutic services to young children, birth-5 years old. Programs utilize best practices and are approved by NYSED and NYDoH.
Nassau/Suffolk Law Services: Provides free legal services in thousands of cases each year as well as legal support to church, agency and grassroots organizations that work with the poor
Parent to Parent: Families of individuals with special needs and the professionals who serve them can meet and share information.
BRIDGE Program, 631-422-7653: FREE Social Skills Group, Parent Support Group and Sibling Support Group for Town of Babylon Residents
LICIL: The Long Island Center for Independent Living, Inc. (LICIL) is a not-for-profit, non-residential advocacy center serves persons with disabilities. The Center’s mission is to promote empowerment through education, information and rallying behind issues that directly impact the daily lives of persons with disabilities.
SILO: The goal of the Suffolk Independent Living Organization is to partner with the community in providing access to all Suffolk residents so that people with disabilities can determine where they live, work and play in the County.
Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities: Released by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), the Blueprint was designed to “ensure that students with disabilities have the opportunities to benefit from high-quality instruction, to reach the same standards as all students, and to leave students prepared to successfully transition to post-school learning, living, and employment.”
SILO’s New York Connects: SILO’s NY Connects: The program links individuals of all ages to long-term services and supports regardless of payment source; whether it be private pay, public or a combination of both.