Special Education

News, Announcements and Timely Information

Posted 10/7/2019- Additional Frequently Asked Questions About School Vaccination Requirementsexternal link icon from the New York State Department of Health

Posted 8/19/2019-New York State Laws and Regulations that Differ from Federal Requirements

Posted 8/16/2019- Emergency Regulations to Conform to Recent Amendments to the Public Health Law

Posted 8/16/2019-Additional Guidance About Vaccination Requirements

Posted 8/6/19 – Seeking Applications for Consideration: Application for New York State Education Department Certification as a Special Education Impartial Hearing Officer (IHO)

Posted 7/19/2019: Frequently Asked Questions about Vaccination Requirements

Posted 7/9/2019: Notice of Intent to Issue Request for Proposal for a Speech-Language and Bilingual Speech-Language Personnel Development Center

Posted 6/21/2019: New Legislation Regarding Immunizations: Statement on Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemption from School Vaccination Requirements and  Frequently Asked Questions About Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemptions from School Vaccination Requirements

Posted 6/3/2019: Justification for School Districts Exceeding the 1.0 Percent on Students Participating in the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA)

Posted 6/3/2019: Eligibility Criteria for Participation in the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA)

Posted 5/24/2019: Placements of Students with Disabilities in Approved Out-of-State Residential Schools 2019-20 School Year

Posted 3/14/2019:  Annual State Application Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as Amended in 2004 for Federal Fiscal Year 2019

Posted 3/6/2019: Notice of Potential Disclosure of Student Records and Opt-Out Form

Posted 2/20/19: New York State Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) School District Determinations for 2018

Posted 2/7/2019 – Seeking Applications: Regional Need for Preschool Programs located within New York City

Posted 1/10/19 - Guidelines for Determining a Student with a Disability's Need for a One-to-One Nurse

Posted 12/18/18 Office of Special Education Educational Partnership

Posted 12/13/2018 – Field Advisory and 2018-19 Registration Form: Annual Registration of All New Students Classified as Legally Blind for Procurement of Adapted Educational Materials Produced by the American Printing House for the Blind

Posted 11/29/2018-Parental Consent for the Use of Public Benefits or Insurance Pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Posted 11/5/2018: Chapter 428 of the Laws of 2017 Relating to Referrals to State Adult Service Agencies for Certain Students with Disabilities Who Have Reached the Age of 18 and the Requirement for Boards of Education to Have Plans and Policies for Appropriate Declassification of Students with Disabilities

Posted 10/24/2018: Chapter 429 of the Laws of 2017 establishing that all school districts are deemed approved evaluators of preschool students suspected of having a disability without the need to submit an application to the New York State Education Department

Posted 10/24/2018: Chapter 422 of the Laws of 2017 - New Requirements Relating to Chapter 501 of the Laws of 2012 (“Protection of People with Special Needs Act”)

Posted 10/5/2018- New York State Laws and Regulations that Differ from Federal Requirements

Posted 8/23/2018-Superintendent Determination Option for Graduation with a Local Diploma-UPDATED August 2018

Posted 8/20/2018-Guidance on Chapter 216 of the Laws of 2017:  Students with Disabilities Resulting from Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia

Posted 6/25/2018-Chapter 501 of the Laws of 2012 (“Protection of People with Special Needs Act”) – Vehicle and Traffic Infraction Reporting and Classification Guidance

Posted 6/14/2018: Chapter 501 of the Laws of 2012 ("Protection of People with Special Needs Act") - Immediate Protections Safety Assessment

Posted 6/7/2018:  Placements of Students with Disabilities in Approved Out-of-State Residential Schools (Placement Memo and Application for Use for 2018)

Posted 5/30/2018 – Guidance from the Office of Curriculum and Instruction: Policies that Allow All Students to Participate in a High School Graduation Ceremony

Posted 3/15/18 – Seeking Public Comment: Annual State Application Under Part B of IDEA as Amended in 2004 for Federal Fiscal Year 2018

Posted 3/5/2018 – Field Advisory and Guidance Document: Reporting of Incidents to the Justice Center

Posted 2/8/2018 – Field Advisory: Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Posted 1/31/2018 – Guidance Document:  Questions and Answers on Impartial Due Process Hearings for Students with Disabilities

Posted 1/29/2018: Emergency Intervention Survey

Posted 12/21/2017 – Field Advisory and Preschool Variance Application: Procedures to Temporarily Exceed an Approved Special Class Size for Preschool Students with Disabilities

Posted 12/1/2017 – Seeking Applications: State Approved 853 School-Age Provider Program Expansion Opportunity in NYC

Posted 9/2017 – Field Advisory Memo: Relief from Requirements for Multiple Reporting of Reportable Incidents-Justice Center Guidance

Posted 9/28/2017 – Field Advisory Memo:  Requirements Related to Special Education Impartial Hearings

Posted 8/8/2017 – Field Advisory Memo:  Changes to the NYS Procedural Safeguards Notice:  Rights for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Ages 3-21, July 2017

Posted 5/17/2017 – Field Advisory and Guidance Document: Relief from Requirements for Multiple Reporting of Reportable Incidents

Posted 4/20/2017 – Field Advisory Memo:  Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities

Posted 4/20/2017 – Field Advisory Memo:  Transition Planning and Services for Students with Disabilities

Posted 4/20/2017-Updated Guidance- Student Exit Summary as Required by IDEA 2004 - March 2006, Updated April 2017

Posted 4/20/2017-Field Advisory Memo:  Placements of Students with Disabilities in Approved Out-of-State Residential Schools

Posted 4/20/2017-Application:  Application Instructions for State Aid Reimbursement of Tuition Costs for Students in New York State Approved Out-of-State Residential Schools 2017-18 School Year

Posted 3/10/17– Seeking Public Comment: Annual State Application Under Part B of IDEA As Amended in 2004 for Federal Fiscal Year 2017

Posted 3/6/2017: Applications Posted: Current July/August Extended School Year Applications

Posted 3/3/2017: Field Advisory Memo: Application Procedures for July/August Extended School Year Special Education Programs Pursuant to Section 4408 of the Education Law

Posted 3/3/2017: Field Advisory Memo:  Revised Procedures for Administering State Assessments over Multiple Days to Students with Disabilities

Posted 3/2/2017: Field Advisory Memo:  Superintendent Determination of Graduation with a Local Diploma-UPDATED

Posted 2/24/2017: Field Advisory Memo:  Timelines for Transition of State Assessments to Unified English Braille

Posted 2/1/2017: Questions and Answers:  Response to Intervention (RtI) Middle School Demonstration Project Applications of Interest

Posted 1/27/2017: Annual Registration of All New Students Classified as Legally Blind for Procurement of Adapted Educational Materials Produced by the American Printing House for the Blind

Posted 1/5/2017: Seeking Applications:  Response to Intervention (RtI) Middle School Demonstration Project Applications of Interest

 

Last Updated: October 7, 2019