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
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.
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.”