Special Education

Developing a Quality Individualized Education Program (IEP)

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The New York State Education Department (NYSED), P-12 Education, Office of Special Education is pleased to announce a professional development workshop designed to assist schools with developing a quality IEP for students with disabilities.

Providing in-depth information about the State’s IEP form and IEP development.

Overview of Training

Each IEP developed for a New York State student must, beginning with the 2011-12 school year, be on the State required form.

This training has been developed to provide school personnel with the background knowledge and skills necessary to become familiar with this form and to develop appropriate IEPS for students with disabilities.

Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) chairpersons, teachers, school psychologists, school administrators, and other interested parties responsible for IEP development are encourage to attend.

Expected Outcomes of the Training

The expected outcomes of the training include the ability to:

  • develop compliant, quality, student-centered IEPs;
  • conform to a consistent format and common expectations; and
  • involve and inform parents throughout the process.

Participating in the Training

The workshop, Developing a Quality IEP, 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

The IEP identifies a student’s unique needs and how a school will strategically address those needs. This training provides extensive information about developing an  IEP consistent with State law and regulation.  It encompasses details about the State’s required IEP form and accompanying guidance document, and provides a step-by-step approach to the IEP development process.

For more information, please contact Sophie McDermott

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

Last Updated: October 19, 2011