Special Education

Tool Bag 3 Special Education Wordle Magnified

Looking for more assistance?  Contact the Central Region Partnership: 
Kristin Capotosto (Special Education Training Specialist) or Becky Copp (Special Education Literacy Specialist): 315.361.5644; [email protected] or [email protected]


Central Regional Partnership Center (CRPC) Catalog --  The Fall 2020 catalog for the CRPC and Family and Community Engagement Centers are now available.  Be sure to go here to access their main page, as well.

Are You College and Career Ready? -- Check out the newest diploma and credential requirements.  Updated, April 2019!

Part 200 and 201 Regulations -- Here it is!  The go-to place to find the answers to most of your regulations questions... go right to the source!

CDOS Resources Guide -- Th
is is a companion document to the CDOS learning standards. It further develops the core content for each learning standard and career major.  The document is also rich with teacher developed classroom activities that help students achieve the CDOS standards.

Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities -- Focused on seven research and evidence-based core principles and practices for all students with disabilities.

Continuum of Services Memo -- Schools may utilize a variety of combinations of special education supports and services to serve students with disabilities in general education settings and promote meaningful access, participation and progress in the general curriculum, including consultant teacher services, paraprofessional support, resource room services and integrated co-teaching.

CSI Guidance Document -- 
Students with disabilities shall be provided special education in the least restrictive environment, as defined in section 200.1(cc) of this Part.  To enable students with disabilities to be educated with non-disabled students to the maximum extent appropriate, specially designed instruction and supplementary services may be provided in the regular class, including, as appropriate, providing related services, resource room programs and special class programs within the general education classroom.

Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) -- Supporting documents and lesson templates for SDI work.

Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
-- The new guidance document, Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: Policy and Tools to Guide Decision-Making and Implementation, developed by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to assist school personnel in making appropriate decisions for considering, documenting, and implementing testing accommodations for students with disabilities. This guidance document, found on the Office of Special Education website, supersedes the guidance in NYSED's May 2006 Test Access and Accommodations for Students with Disabilities. Updates in the guidance document cover areas including, but not limited to: computer-based testing, assistive technology accommodations, tests read, use of spell-check devices/software, procedures on the use of a scribe and multiple day test administration. This guidance document should be used in conjunction with the School Administrator's Manuals for all assessments and examinations included in the New York State testing program.

Testing Accommodations Memo

Testing Accommodations Guide