NYSED has established 10 Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Centers (RSE-TASC) to act as a coordinated statewide network of special education technical assistance centers.
RSE-TASC are specifically structured with resources that will provide expertise to school districts to improve core instructional programs that research has shown to be effective for students with disabilities and to provide improved coordination of regional resources and accountability to NYSED for results. Each RSE-TASC includes both regional technical assistance specialists and special education school improvement specialists who are located within each Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) and in each of the Big Five School Districts (Buffalo, New York City, Syracuse, Rochester and Yonkers). While the regional specialists will provide training and technical assistance to groups of school districts across the region, the special education school improvement specialists will be working solely with those school districts identified by NYSED for ongoing school district improvement in core instructional areas for students with disabilities.
Region 1 – Long Island
Region 2 – Lower Hudson Valley
Region 3 – Mid-Hudson
(845) 486-4840, ext 3028
Region 4 – Capital District/North Country
Region 5 – Central
Region 6 – Mid-State
Region 7 – Mid-SouthHildreth Rose
Region 8 – Mid-WestJennifer Cacioppo
Region 9 – West
Region 10 – New York City
Transition Assessments to Inform the Development of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) will provide school personnel with information on identification and selection of transition assessments and how information from such assessments relate directly to IEP development.-