Contact: Peg Warner (Director of Special Education), Dawn Richardson and Shawnah Mitchison
Office: 518-758-7575, ext. 6008
General Introduction to Special Education
Parents who wish to learn more about to the Committee on Special Education will benefit from reading “Special Education in New York State for Children Ages 3-21, A Parent’s Guide,” available here.
This site also links parents to a variety of State and Federal resources.
Parents of children with disabilities may benefit from information concerning procedural safeguards that are their legal rights under Federal and State law in “Procedural Safeguards Notice,” available here.
Graduation Options for Students with Disabilities
Please visit the New York State Dept. of Education, Special Education page for graduation options available to special education students and/or students with disabilities.
Medicaid Confidential Disclosure
The New York State School Supportive Health Services Program Compliance Agreement, entered into on July 20, 2009, by the New York State Department of Health (DOH), the New York State Education Department (SED) and the New York Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) requires that the State and local school districts shall establish a confidential disclosure mechanism enabling employees to disclose anonymously and practices or billing procedures, deemed by the employee to be inappropriate, to the State’s Compliance Officer. An employee of the SED, DOH, or any local school district, including New York City and, with respect to the Preschool Supportive Health Services Program, any county in the State, who believes that any practice or billing procedure related to Medicaid reimbursement of school or preschool supportive health services is inappropriate, may send information concerning such practice or billing procedure in writing to the State Compliance Officer (contact information below) by U.S. mail, courier service, e-mail or facsimile transmission. Note that review and follow up will not be undertaken with respect to oral disclosures.
NYS Compliance Officer
State Compliance Officer
New York State Department of Health Office
Office of General Counsel
90 Church Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York 10007
Family supports through OPWDD
The New York State Office of People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) provides families with a variety of services like respite, family reimbursement, recreation, counseling, training and support. For more information, visit the OPWDD website.
Graduation Option Documents:
Diploma Requirements (green sheet)