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

Accessible Instructional Materials - December 2009 (memorandum)


Alternate Assessment

Alternative Formats

Annual Performance Report

For information related to the Annual Performance Reports - Based on the IDEA Part B State Performance Plan, please see http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/spp/aprhome.html.

Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)

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



Assistive Technology



Use of Aversive or Noxious Stimuli to Reduce or Eliminate Student Behaviors - April 2006 

Behavioral Interventions



Career and Technical Education

Child Find

Class Size

Commencement Credential

Committee on Preschool Special Education

New Requirements for Special Education Programs and Services: Amendment to Sections 200.3 and 200.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Chapter 213 of the Laws of 2013 - December 2013

Committee on Special Education

Common Core

Continuum of Services

Continuum of Special Education Services for School-Age Students with Disabilities - April 2008

Contracts for Instruction

Clarifying Information related to Contracts for InstructionPDF Document (64KB) - July 2009

Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS)

Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)- September 2008


Guidelines for Grade 9 Entry Data for Ungraded Students with Disabilities in the 2006 and Later Cohorts - December 2010

Dental Health Clinics

Health, Dental and Mental Health Clinics Located on School Property - September 2005


Discipline Procedures for Students with Disabilities - January 2001

District Plans

Planning for Instructional Space for Students with Disabilities: District Plans and the Special Education Space Requirements Plans - June 2003

Due Process

* 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: April 20, 2017