If you need help or have concerns that your child’s rights have been violated, you have several options:
- Students in NYCDOE public schools: contact staff at your child’s school like the teacher, parent coordinator, or an administrator. Public schools are responsible for evaluating any of their students who have been identified as possibly having a disability and for arranging recommended special education services.
- If you child attends preschool: contact the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) in your home district. The CPSE coordinates special education evaluations and services for children ages 3-5.
- If your child attends a non-public or charter school, contact the Committee on Special Education (CSE) in your school district. The CSE manages the evaluation process for students attending charter and non-public schools.
- Read helpful documents like the Family Guide and Tips for Parents.
If staff at your child's school or the district CSE/CPSE
are unable to address your concern, you may: