Special Education

Special Education Publications - Topics E - H

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.


Early Childhood

Early Intervening Services

Early Intervention

Educational Records

Emergency Interim Placements


Exiting Credentials

Extended School Year

Fingerprint/Database Clearance

Statewide Central Register of Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR) – Online Clearance System - May 2011


Forms and Notices


Functional Behavioral Assessments

Guidance on Functional Behavioral Assessments for Students with Disabilities - July 1998

Graduation Requirements/Safety Net

Head Start

Revised Memorandum of Mutual Understanding - July 2009

Health and Safety

Health Clinics

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


Home-Schooled Students with Disabilities

* 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: September 18, 2017