Welcome to the Parent Technical Assistance Center Resources!


About PTAC

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Anxiety/ Social Emotional


Apps for Parents

  • 12 Summer Learning Apps and Games for Grade Schoolers– apps and games to encourage summer learning
  • iAdvocate  Free in iTunes- iAdvocate is a helpful tool for parents to use as a resource to help them advocate for their children with special needs in the educational environment.
  • myIEPMEETING is an organizational tool that helps parents and guardians effectively participate in their student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process.

BOCES Resources


  • Broome
  • Tioga


  • Delaware
  • Chenango
  • Madison
  • Otsego


  • Greater Southern Tier


  • Otsego Northern Catskills


  • Bullying & Students with Disabilities Guide– guide developed by the NYS Special Education Task Force that explains the laws regarding bullying in schools
  • Dignity for All Students Act– NYS Act that aims to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function
  • The Facts on Bullying– guide to provide tips for parents of children with attention issues that are being bullied

Challenging Behavior

 Diploma/ Credential Options

Disability Awareness

  • Disability Etiquette– United Spinal Association’s guide of tips on interacting with people with disabilities
  • Family Resource Network (cover Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga and Tompkins Counties)- a non-for-profit agency that assists individuals with disabilities and their families
  • Southern Tier Independence Center– a non-for-profit independent living center that assists individuals with disabilities and their families

Down Syndrome

  • Down Syndrome Research Foundation– initiates research studies to better understand the learning styles of those with Down syndrome
  • Facts about Down Syndrome– Centers for Disease Control facts about Down Syndrome
  • Global Down Syndrome Foundation– working to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education and advocacy
  • National Association for Down Syndrome– seek to help families, educate the public, address social issues and challenges, and facilitate active participation
  • National Down Syndrome Society– human rights organization working towards educating others about Down Syndrome and providing opportunities for individuals with Down Syndrome to improve their lives
  • Pathfinder Village– open-access neighborhood where individuals with Down syndrome make lasting friendships, learn about community, and gain independence


Effective Communication

  • Effective Communication Tips- (English)
  • Parent- Teacher Conference Worksheet- (English)
  • School Contact Sheet- (English )

Emergency/ Healthcare Support

English Language Learners


Independent Living

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Mental Health Resources and Supports

Preschool Resources

Resources for Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities

  • Books for siblings of all ages– the sibling support project’s Amazon Astore
  • Sibling Leadership Network– provides siblings information, support and tools to advocate with their siblings to promote the issues important to them and their families
  • Sibling Resources– is a website dedicated to the issues concerning siblings of individuals with disabilities
  • Sibshops– is a place where school aged siblings can meet other siblings, have fun, laugh and talk about the good and difficult parts of having a sibling with special needs
  • Sibling Support Project– is a national effort dedicated to the life-long concerns of siblings of individuals with special health, developmental, or mental health concerns

Connect with Siblings Online:

Sample Letters for Parents

Special Education 101

Transition from School to Adulthood and Employment

Traumatic Brain Injury



Federal Resources

State Resources



County Resources

Allegany County Resources

Allegany Schools

 Broome County Resources

Broome County Schools


Chemung County Resources

Chemung Schools

Chenango County Resources

Chenango Schools

Delaware County Resources

Delaware Schools

Greene County Resources

Greene Schools



Madison County Resources


Otsego County Resources

Otsego Schools

Schoharie County Resources

Schoharie Schools

Schuyler County Resources

Schuyler Schools

Steuben County Resources

Steuben Schools

Tioga County Resources

Tioga Schools