Special Education

New CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training

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The New York State Education Department (NYSED), P-12: Office of Special Education is pleased to announce a professional development workshop for Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Chairpersons new to their position.

Providing CPSE and CSE chairpersons with a best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process and their role as a chairperson.

Overview of Training

The CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training has been developed to provide new chairpersons with a best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process and their role as a chairperson as defined by New York State law and regulation.

The target audience is those chairpersons who have been in the position two years or less , although chairpersons with additional experience are welcome to participate as well.

Training Goals

The training goals include:

  • understanding the special education process as delineated in education laws and regulations;
  • knowing the role of the Chairperson and the committee;
  • developing practices that encourage parental involvement and cultivate home-school partnerships; and
  • identifying strategies for leading the committee in making high quality decisions that will result in an IEP that meets State requirements and will result in educational benefit to the student.

Participating in the Training

The New CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training will be provided by the Regional Special Education Training Specialists who are part of the Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Centers (RSE-TASC). Please contact the RSE-TASC Regional Trainer(s) in your area for dates, locations, and times:

Long Island: 631-218-4197
Lower Hudson: 914-248-3829
Mid-Hudson: 845-486-4840, ext. 3109
Capital District/North Country: 518-464-3938
Central: 315-361-5554
Mid-State: 315-433-2645
Mid-South: 607-335-1340
Mid-West: 585-249-7027
West: 716-821-7542 or 716-821-7544
New York City: 212-374-6113

If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in this training, please inform the Regional Training Specialist in your area.

Summary of Training

This training is designed to follow the CPSE/CSE process from Referral through Reevaluation. Through a combination of lecture and activities, participants will gain an understanding of the chairperson's role as defined within law and regulation, and learn to facilitate parent participation throughout the process. A specific session on the CPSE process will also be provided. Other specialty topics for training are currently under development.

For more information, please contact Sophie McDermott

Office of Special Education
89 Washington Avenue
Room 309 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: 518-486-7462 Fax: 518-474-2219
E-mail: smcdermo@nysed.gov

Last Updated: October 19, 2011