Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Resource Center – assistance with the tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families that will not affect eligibility for programs like Medicaid and Social Security

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services: Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) – assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development

Community Employment Specialists – CES staff are hired by STIC and contracted through ACCES-VR to ensure that school districts have the knowledge, information, and procedures in place to assist students in making the transition from high school to work, post-secondary education, and independent living.

Early Childhood Direction Center – a NYSED funded resource and referral organization that supports families of young children with special needs ages birth to 5 years and professionals and staff from early intervention through kindergarten

Early Intervention Program – offers a variety of therapeutic and support services to eligible infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families

Educational Stability of Students in Foster Care New Law and Guidance Toolkit- guidance about students in foster care

Engage NY – website that provides information and modules to parents and professionals about the Common Core Curriculum

Guidance on Chapter 216 of the Laws of 2017: Students with Disabilities Resulting from Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia- NYS Laws guiding school districts on how to assist students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia

IDEA Special Education Due Process Complaints/ Hearing Requests- a guide for parents explaining the due process procedure

IDEA Special education Written State Complaints- a guide for parents explaining the process for writing an IDEA state complaint

Medicaid Service Coordination – assists persons with developmental disabilities and their families in gaining access to services and supports appropriate to their needs

Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT) – provides the planning, monitoring and reviewing of services for individuals with mental illness

MyPathNY – a website that provides a step-by-step tool to assist New York State students and young adults with disabilities create their own path to a real job

New York State's Approved Every Student Succeeds Act Plan- the ESSA plan for NYS

New York State's Continuum of Special Education Services for School-Age Students with Disabilities- This document assists school personnel to understand the regulatory requirements under which each service must be provided and to assist in the determination of which of these special education services might be most appropriate for an individual student.

NYS Department of Educationwebsite for the department of the New York State government responsible for the supervision for all public schools

NYSED Curriculum Instruction toward the Common Core Learning Standards- an explanation of how the common core standards are beneficial to students with special needs. This brief includes definitions of the standards and other special education terms. A question list for you to utilize during your child's CSE meeting is also included.

NYS Diploma/Credential Summary – explanation of the various diploma and credential options available for NYS students

NYS Diploma Requirements Jan. 2018 – brief explanation of various diploma options for NYS students

NYS Impartial Due Process Hearings for Students with Disabilities – provides responses to frequently asked questions about the impartial hearing process in NYS

NYS IEP Guidance – guide to creating and implementing high quality IEP’s

NYS Meeting the Needs of Students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia- guidance on what to consider when identifying students with DDD and deciding supports and programs for these students

NYSED Q and A for Students with Disabilities Resulting from Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and DyscalculiaStudents with Disabilities Resulting from Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia- answers to common questions about DDD and NYSED

NYS Multiple Systems Navigator – allows users to access helpful health, education, human service and disability information on one user-friendly website

NYSED Social Emotional Learning: Essential for Learning, Essential for Life - this document explains how and why NYS schools are addressing the social emotional needs of students

NYSED Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks - this document explains what social emotional development and learning should look like at each age

NYSED Special Transportation for Students with Disabilities- this brief explains the need of informing bus drivers and bus aides about a student's special transportation needs and adding this need into the IEP

NYSED Superintendent Determination Option for Graduation with a Local Diploma Questions and Answers- answers to the most common questions about the Superintendent Determination Graduation Option

NYS Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: Policy and Tools to Guide Decision Making and Implementation 2018 – NYS guidance on testing accommodations for students with disabilities

NYSED Transition Planning Services for Students with Disabilitiesor Students with Disabilities- a brief that explains the NYSED transition regulations

NYSED UPDATE LISTSERV – sign up to receive notification by electronic mail of the latest memoranda and other technical assistance documents available on the NYS Special Education website

NYSTART – is a community-based OPWDD funded program that provides crisis prevention and response services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who present with complex behavioral and mental health needs, and to their families and others in the community who provide support.

Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) – website for OPWDD which provides resources and services to individuals with developmental disabilities

Participation in Extracurricular Activities for Students with Disabilities-guidelines for including student's with disabilities in extracurricular activities

Pathways to Graduation: A Parent's Guide- parent friendly explanation of all of the NYS diploma and credential options (French, German, Mandarin, Spanish)

Pathways Planning Tool- a form that can be used to track a student's graduation progress (French, German, Mandarin, Spanish)

Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center – a NYSED funded resource and referral organization that supports teachers and school staff in special education

Regulations of the Commissioner of Education-Parts 200 and 201 – the New York State Special Education Law

Rural Health Information- provides information and resources to support disease prevention

Social Emotional Learning: A Guide to Systemic Whole School Implementation- a guide and resources available to support school districts implementation of Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Special Education in Plain Language Handbook – guide developed by the NYS Special Education Task Force that explains the laws regarding special education

Testing accommodations for grades 3-8 ELA Assessments – testing accommodations for the New York State English assessments

Understanding Trauma and it’s Effect on Health Fact Sheet – Center for Health Care Strategies Fact sheet