Special Education

Resources for Parents & Guardians

Advocates for Children of New York: "At Advocates for Children of New York (AFC), we are dedicated exclusively to protecting every child’s right to an education, focusing on students from low-income backgrounds who are struggling in school or experiencing school discrimination of any kind. For more than 40 years, our staff of attorneys and education specialists have successfully helped hundreds of thousands of families by providing free legal and advocacy services, including representation at school-related hearings and appeals, and teaching families what they need to know to stand up for their children’s educational rights. "

Brooklyn Special Kids: "This is an online discussion group for Brooklyn parents of EI, CPSE and CSE kids to share stories, information, referrals, and ask for advice and support."

Citywide Council on Special Education (CCSE): "The CCSE is an advisory body concerned with the education of students with disabilities. The CCSE is responsible for advising and commenting on the establishment of committees/subcommittees on special education in community school districts; and for issuing an annual report on how effectively students with disabilities are served by the NYC Department of Education and making recommendations for improvements."

Include NYC: "We give young people with disabilities from birth to 26 and their families the knowledge, confidence, and skills they need to make informed decisions, effectively access and navigate systems and services, and the ability to advocate for themselves and other young people."

Introduction to Specially Designed Instruction

Tech Kids Unlimited: "Tech Kids Unlimited is a not-for-profit technology-based educational organization for kids ages 7 to 20 with special needs. Our program was created specifically to work with students with IEPs and 504 plans."

Testing Accommodations

Understood.org: "Our goal is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. "