Students with Disabilities
Start of School Questions and Answers
An article from Advocates for Children of New York answers some of the most pressing questions about the return to school for the 2021-2022 school year:
Return to School Roadmap: Development and Implementation of IEPs
This Q&A document highlights certain Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requirements related to the development and implementation of individualized education programs (IEPs) and other information that state educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs), regular and special education teachers, related services providers, and parents should consider.
Special Education Family Resources
This page has several helpful resources available to families including:
Beyond Access Series- The Beyond Access Series is a part of the New York City Department of Education's Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support. The series supports families of students with disabilities by providing sessions on topics around special education.
Special Education Recovery Services- Special Education Recovery Services are additional specialized instruction and related services, targeted to each child’s individual needs and IEP goals.
Supporting Students 21 and Older- If a student turned 21 or older during the 2020-2021 school year and has not yet completed the requirements for a diploma or exit credential, they may be eligible to return to school for the 2021-2022 school year.