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Special Education

The Committee on Special Education (CSE) arranges for special services for children with disabilities.  These include children with learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, speech delay, orthopedic disabilities, health problems which impede learning, intellectual disabilities and autism.  A parent, staff member or physician may refer a child (including one who attends a non-public private school) to the CSE.  The CSE will then arrange to have the child evaluated and invite the parents to the CSE meeting to discuss the evaluation results and plan for any special services that may be needed. 

Districts also are required to establish a Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE).  The CPSE accepts referrals on children aged three to five and arranges to have the children evaluated at an authorized preschool selected by the parents.  If the child has special needs, he or she may be recommended to attend a special preschool or receive special services at a regular nursery school.  The CPSE is responsible for making these plans but, unlike services to school-aged children, the cost of the services is borne by the state and county, not the district.

If you have any questions or believe that your child may require special services, please call the office of the Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services, at 277-5050.


Regulations and Guidelines

NYSED Part 200/201 Regulations

District Plan

Parent and Educator Resource for Section 504 Accommodation Plans

A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Youth with Disabilities

Graduation Requirements: Safety Net Options Available for Students with Disabilities 

The 2021-2022 ESSA Consolidated Application is available for review. Please contact Karen Horoszewski at 516-277-5029 by August 26th, if you wish to be provided access to it.


Presentations for PArents

College Board and ACT Application and Registration Information for Students with Test Accommodations

Bilingual Family Night (October 2019)

Parent Preschool Orientation to Kindergarten

Postsecondary and Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities (January 2019)

Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities:  Information, Strategies, and Tools to Support  the Development of Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy (November 2019)



Agencies that Support Families and Children with Special Needs

ACESS-VR Adult Career and Continuing Education Services- Vocational Rehabilitation assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living

OPWDD Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities assists individuals and families with options for services, person-centered, short, and long-range planning. 


CPSE & CSE Parent Resource Guides 

Procedural Safeguards English
Procedural Safeguards Spanish
Parent's Rights English
Parent's Rights Spanish