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New York State Special Education Parent Centers

The Staten Island Special Education Parent Center provides parents of children with disabilities the information, resources and strategies needed to:

  • promote their meaningful involvement in their children’s education programs, including information regarding the special education process (referrals, individual evaluations and individualized education program development and transition planning);
  • assist in understanding their children’s disabilities;
  • promote early resolution of disputes between parents and school districts;
  • promote the use of resolution sessions and special education mediation; assist in understanding procedural due process rights, including the right to impartial hearings and appeals and the State complaint process; and
  • enhance parents’ skills and levels of confidence to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other schools and other stakeholders to advocate and actively participate in their children’s education program.

The Staten Island Special Education Parent Center is funded by the N.Y State  Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. 

The contents of this website and any documents cited herein do not necessarily reflect the view of the N.Y State Department of Education.



Staten Island Special Education Parent Center