Special Education

New York State's Interagency Task Force on Autism - Report to the Governor, Legislature and Board of Regents

New York State's Interagency Task Force on Autism was a year-long initiative co-chaired by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (formerly Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD)) and State Education Department and included representatives from nine other State agencies. The work of the Task Force was organized around the most pressing needs facing New York State citizens with autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), including early identification; coordination of services across systems; lifelong service delivery; coordination of information on available services disseminated by all agencies; and coordination of research. The Task Force developed a report for the Governor, Legislature and Board of Regents (1.29 MB) that identified current services, supports and issues facing individuals with ASD and their families in New York State as well as included recommendations for improving interagency coordination of services, maximizing the impact and effectiveness of services and agency functions, elevating New York’s ASD competency, and identifying opportunities for government to partner more effectively with private enterprise in support of individuals with ASD.
Last Updated: March 17, 2014