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.
Within each RSE-TASC, there are Transition Specialists to work with school districts to improve the school to post school transition planning process for students with disabilities.
Region 1 – Long IslandCathy Pantelides
Region 2 – Lower Hudson ValleyKathleen Casey
Region 3 – Mid-HudsonPatti Davis
(845) 486-4840, ext 313
Region 4 – Capital District/North CountryNancy Damoretcki
Region 5 – CentralCarol Watros
Region 6 – Mid-StateColleen Crisell
Region 7 – Mid-SouthStacy McCann
(607) 286-7715 ext 220
Region 8 – Mid-WestJennifer Cacioppo
Region 9 – WestLisa Dearlove
Region 10 – New York City