Public Comment

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The New York State Education Department, P-12: Office of Special Education is seeking public comment on its revised proposed amendment to State regulations relating to Chapter 501 of the Laws of 2012 (“Protection of People with Special Needs Act”). The proposed amendment has now been revised as a result of further discussions with the Justice Center and other State oversight agencies and additional clarification that was provided regarding certain provisions in the statute. Comment must be received by March 28, 2014. For more information, please see www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/comment/comment-amendments-chap501.html .

 

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Annual Performance Report for Federal Fiscal Year 2012

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The New York State Education Department, Office of Special Education, has posted its Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B Annual Performance Report for  Federal Fiscal Year 2012.  This report provides information on data and improvement activities relating to 18 indicators in three federal priority areas:  Free Appropriate Public Education in the Least Restrictive Environment; Disproportionality: and Effective General Supervision. It is available at www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/spp/aprhome.html.

 

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AIM Center Brief: The Provision of AIM to Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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This note is to let you know that we have posted a DHH AIM related brief to: aim.cast.org/learn/disabilityspecific/sensory_deaf_hh/brief

It’s available on the web page as HTML and as a downloadable Word document. Note that the document has been vetted by OSEP. There is a link to the new brief from the DHH page at: aim.cast.org/learn/disabilityspecific/sensory_deaf_hh

RtI Webinar Series

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The New York State Education Department, P-12: Office of Special Education is pleased to announce the fourth in a series of webinars to be offered by the New York State Response to Intervention Technical Assistance Center on topics related to the development and implementation of RtI frameworks in schools across the State. (Dates of Webinars – March 17, March 24, March 31, April 7 and April 28, 2014)

 

More information is available at www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/RTI/fourthwebinars-TAC.htm. Please share as appropriate.  Thank you.

New Special Education Regulatory Information

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Two new items from the P-12: Office of Special Education:

  • A memorandum is now available on new regulatory requirements related to Special Education Impartial Due Process Hearings which became effective February 1, 2014.  Supplementary guidance will be issued in a subsequent memo.
    www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/IHOregamendments-213.htm
  • New York State’s Annual State Application Under Part B of IDEA for Federal Fiscal Year 2014 is available for public review for 60 days. The application includes the identification of State requirements that are not otherwise required by federal law and regulations pursuant to IDEA section 608(a)(2).
    www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/idea/announce-partB-comment.html

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RtI Webinar Series

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The New York State Education Department, P-12: Office of Special Education is pleased to announce the third in a series of webinars to be offered by the New York State Response to Intervention (RtI) Technical Assistance Center on topics related to the development and implementation of RtI frameworks in schools across the State. (Dates of Webinars – February 10; February 24; March 3; and March 10, 2014)

For more information, please see www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/RTI/thirdwebinars-TAC.htm and share as appropriate. Thank you.

 

2013-14 Annual Registration of Students Classified as Legally Blind

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The annual American Printing House for the Blind census program is administered by the New York State Resource Center located in Batavia, New York. The form and instructions for the annual census of NEW students who are legally blind are now available at www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/applications/APHregistration-Dec13.htm.

 

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New Special Education Field Advisory

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The Board of Regents has approved for permanent adoption the amendment of sections 200.3 and 200.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. The amendment conforms State regulations to Chapter 213 of the Laws of 2013 relating to the additional parent member of a committee on preschool special education (CPSE), effective December 4, 2013. For more information, please see www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/CPSE-parentmember-dec13.htm

 

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Webinars – Response to Intervention

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The New York State Education Department, P-12: Office of Special Education is pleased to announce the second in a series of webinars to be offered by the New York State Response to Intervention Technical Assistance Center on topics related to the development and implementation of RtI frameworks in schools across the State. These webinars are being offered as part of the new RtI Personnel Development Project.

Further information can be found at www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/RTI/secondwebinars-TAC.htm or www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/timely.htm

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