Special Education

Special Education Publications - Topics A - D

The following is a listing of topics of publications* related to special education available on our web site. Within each topic area (i.e., Accessible Instructional Materials, etc.), publications are listed chronologically from most recent at the top down to oldest. If you are looking for the most recent and current version of a publication, please check from the top down within that topic area. You can also find publications listed by date of issue.


Accessible Instructional Materials


Approved Private Schools, Special Acts, State-Operated and State-Supported Schools


Assistive Technology



Behavioral Interventions




Child Find


Committee on Preschool Special Education/Committee on Special Education 


Continuum of Services

Contracts for Instruction

Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS)




Dispute Resolution

* With the exception of the Procedural Safeguards Notice, Sample Due Process Complaint Form, and Sample Individualized Education Programs for preschool and school age, the New York State special education publications and policy memoranda on this web site published prior to 2004 have not been revised to reflect the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 changes. Beginning July 1, 2005, school districts must implement the new requirements of IDEA as found in PL 108-446 and applicable federal regulations. In addition, existing State law and regulations must continue to be implemented to the extent consistent with federal requirements.

Last Updated: May 10, 2018