Special Education Resources

Below are different resources available for families in our target demographic (school age children). Resources are listed according to topic.

Navigating Diploma Requirements

New York State Department of Education Multiple Pathways
Information Related to Graduation Requirements for Students with Disabilities
General Education and Diploma Requirements
Family Resources for Understanding NYS Diploma Requirements
CDOS Pathway to a Regents or Local Diploma

Resources for parents of a student with a disability

Special Education in New York State for Children Ages 3–21
A Parent’s Guide
Topical Listing of Special Education Publications
Include NYC: Tips for A Successful IEP Meeting
Why Is This Cake on Fire?: Inviting Students Into the IEP Process
IEP Reporting Progress to Parents
SUNY Education Department: Guide to Quality Individualized Education Program (IEP) Development and Implementation
Virtual IEP Meeting Tip Sheet
Help with Transportation Issues

Testing reSources for Students with a Disability

Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Blueprint for Improved Results for Student's with a Disability

Transition Into Adulthood

ACCESS-VR
Work-Based Learning (WBL) Programs
CareerPrepped
Career Zone
Career Cruising
Shmoop
Forage
Florida Department of Education Career Cruiser
National Technical Assistance Center on Transition: The Collaborative (NTACT:C)
Transition Coalition
Transition Source
Transition from School to Post School for Students with Disabilities
IRIS Center: Student Involvement in the IEP Process
Americans with Disabilities Act Common Employment Questions

Resources for Building Self Determination and Self Advocacy

Zarrow Institute for Learning Enrichment at OU: ME! Lessons for Teaching Self-Awareness & Self-Advocacy
Brooke's Blog
CAST: Universal Design for Learning
I'm Determined: Goal Plan

Literacy Resources

Storyline Online
New York Public Libraries
Bookshare

Other Resources:

New York State Office of Mental Health
New York State Office for People with Development Disabilities
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Understood.org
Center on Technology and Disability

CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early" Website
NYSED Office of Special Education