Guides & Documents

Guides & Documents

Find links below to guides and documents that can help you understand and navigate the special education process.

All Families

  • Family Guide to Special Education Services for School-Age Children

    A comprehensive guide for families of students with disabilities, which details families' roles, rights and the processes associated with Special Education identification, referral, and services.
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    Special Education Pamphlet

    A two page document that can be printed and folded into a pamphlet. It includes answers to common questions about special education.
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  • Family Guide to Assistive Technology

    Information on the purpose, evaluation process, and provision of equipment and services.
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  • Statement of Family's Rights

    For information about the rights of parents of students with disabilities, ages 3-21, see the New York State Education Department's Procedural Safeguards Notice.
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  • Tips for Parents

    A list of tips for parents written by parents of students with disabilities.
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    Specialized Programs

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Programs

    An overview of the Nest and Horizon specialized programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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  • Academic, Career, and Essential Skills (ACES) Program

    An overview of the specialized program for students classified with intellectual or multiple disabilities.
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    Preschool

  • Overview of Preschool Special Education Services

    A one page overview of the preschool special education process.
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  • Committee on Preschool Special Education Process

    A step by step description of the referral and evaluation process for preschool special education services.
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  • Key Terms and Acronyms

    A glossary of common preschool terms and acronyms.
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  • Related Services

    Information on arranging preschool related service.
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  • Pre-Kindergarten Admissions for Students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

    Admissions flyer
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    Kindergarten

  • Orientation Guide for Families of Students with Disabilities Entering Kindergarten in Fall 2017

    This guide explains the evaluation process for a school-age Individualized Education Process (IEP) and the admissions process for kindergarten.
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  • District 75 Kindergarten Programs Pamphlet

    This two page document can be printed and folded into a pamphlet. It has information on District 75 programs, which serve students with significant challenges.
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  • Orientation Meeting Schedule

    This lists the dates, times, locations, and language of orientation meetings from November-December. Families can see a presentation and ask questions on the transition to kindergarten.
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  • Orientation Mailer

    This is the full packet that was mailed to parents.
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  • Kindergarten Notices to Parents or Guardians

    Notice of Request for Reevaluation (Notice of Referral for the 2016-2017 school year)
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    Notice of Request for Initial Evaluation (Notice of Referral for the 2016-17 school year)
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    High School

  • Roadmap: Transition to High School

    This pamphlet helps families of middle school students with disabilities prepare for the high school admissions process
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