Regulations of the Commissioner of Education - Parts 200 and 201
IDEA 2004 (Individuals With Disabilities Education Act)
Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
Free or Affordable Resources for New York State Families of Students with Disabilities
Parent Training and Information Center
The Long Island Advocacy Center
Working with families of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities, birth to 26
Helping parents participate effectively in their children’s education and development
Partnering with professionals and policy makers to improve outcomes for all children with disabilities
NYS Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA)
NYS Education Department
Office of Special Education
Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA)
Perry B. Duryea, Jr. State Office Building
250 Veterans Memorail Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Telephone: (631) 952-3352 --
Fax (631) 952-3834
Special Education Quality Assurance oversees preschool and school-age special education services through a quality assurance review process that emphasizes attainment of positive results for student with disabilities. Regional Associates, located in several quality assurance offices across New York State, coordinate the review process and also provide technical assistance to parents, school district personnel, and private providers.
Overview of Special Education
1. Wrightslaw http://www.wrightslaw.com
Accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
2. Center for Parent Information and Resources https://www.parentcenterhub.org
3. Make Special Education Work https://www.makespecialeducationwork.com
Companion website for the book Parents Have The Power To Make Special Education Work. It's designed to help parents learn about their child’s rights, navigate the special education bureaucracy, and understand the human fallibility of the public schools.
4. Child Mind Institute https://childmind.org
The go-to website for researching special education and mental health topics. Excellent resources, including a symptom checker.
5. A Day in Our Shoes https://adayinourshoes.com
IEP Advice for Parents | Disability Resources | Special Education Advocacy. Written by a special education advocate who is the parent of a child with special needs.
1. ADDitude https://www.additudemag.com
ADHD symptom tests, ADD medication & treatment information, behavior & discipline advice, school & learning essentials, organization help and more
2. Chris Dendy http://www.chrisdendy.com
Important information on teenagers who are struggling with ADD or ADHD. Great strategies for addressing executive function deficits.
3. CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) https://chadd.org
Practical information, clinical insights, and evidence-based strategies for managing ADHD
1. Autism Society https://www.autism-society.org
Provide advocacy, education, information and referral, support, and community at national, state and local levels through our strong nationwide network of Affiliates. Also, informacion general sobre el Autismo.
2. NSASA-Nassau Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America http://www.nsasa.org
NSASA is a parent-run organization serving over 2,000 families on Long Island. Their mission is to support individuals with autism in our local community.