Special Education


A Shared Path to Success
Special Education
in New York City

Dear Families of Students with Disabilities,

Welcome to school year 2014-15! On this site you will find updates and resources that can assist you in partnering with your school to build your child's strengths and meet his/her needs.  To start, I encourage you to review our revised Family Guide to Special Education and our back to school resources.

As our most important partners, I want you to know that since our special education reform, A Shared Path to Success, was launched in 2012 we have provided training to tens of thousands of teachers, school leaders, and other professionals.  As a result of the reform, your child has greater access than ever before to high-quality instruction that will prepare him/her to reach their potential in college, careers, independent living and beyond.

In the year ahead, I encourage you to collaborate with your school, specifically the School Implementation Team (SIT), to stay informed and ensure that your child is provided with an education that meets his/her unique needs.


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