Helpful Links & Parent Resources

Helpful Links

  • PreK - 12th grade Special Education Information for NYS
    The Office of Special Education’s new home within the State Education Department's Office of P-12 Education. This change reflects the Regents’ commitment to ensure that students with disabilities are an integral part of all aspects of P-12 education policy development and program implementation.

  • Procedural Safeguard Notice
    Procedural safeguards are your legal rights under federal and State law to be informed about and involved in the special education process and to make sure that your child receives a free appropriate public education.

  • Prior Written Notice: Questions and Answers
    This link provides questions and answers for parents of students with disabilities regarding prior written notice.

  • Part 200 & 201 Students with Disabilities & Procedural Safeguards Notice
    This copy of Parts 200 and 201 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education is presented for general informational purposes as a public service.

Parent resources

  • Family Resource Network
    This organization offers parents and caregivers free resources and information for their children with disabilities. They also offer parent training and a variety of other services throughout our county. 


  • What is VESID?
    The Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities. VESID's vocational rehabilitation program can help an eligible person with a disability to • Plan for a career, • Obtain job coaching, • Get training to achieve work goals, • Find a job that matches the person's abilities, interests and needs, and • Work with employers or colleges to make sure the person receives reasonable accommodations when needed.


  • Catskill Center for Independence
    Promoting choice, self determination and total participation by working for the full integration, independence and civil rights of people with disabilities.

    This web site is available to assist people with disabilities tap into local resources.


  • Autism Speaks
    Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.


  • NY Career Zone
    The place to explore careers related to your strengths, skills and talents.