Special Education


Who Can Help?

The following list describes people in your community who may have information you need. Once you identify who can help, click on the underlined term to go to the list for contact information to find the person who covers your area.

People Who Can Help and How They Can Help.

Regional Special Education Quality Assurance Offices: Able to answer questions about what schools are required to do about transition planning and services and can suggest strategies if family has significant problems with a specific school.

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors: Provide vocational rehabilitation counseling to eligible individuals with disabilities who need assistance with career planning and locating suitable employment.

Independent Living Centers: Provide an array of services that assist New Yorkers with all disabilities to live fully integrated and self-directed lives.

New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilitiesexternal link:  NYS OPWDD assists people with developmental disabilities live richer lives.  They can provide a number of services to those who qualify.

Last Updated: September 1, 2021