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Parent Resources

General Special Education Resources

Elwood UFSD District Plan of Service for Special Education

Special Education in New York State for Children Ages 3–21, A Parent’s Guide, May 2002

This document provides information for parents, guardians and other family members about laws, regulations and policies affecting special education programs and services in New York State.


Part 200: Students with Disabilities

Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Pursuant to Sections 207, 3214, 4403, 4404 and 4410 of the Education Law. 

Graduation Requirements for Students with Disabilities

This page provides information on both high school diploma and non diploma exiting credential options available to New York State students with disabilities.

NYSED Guide to Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Key Terms to Know in Special Education

Transition Resources

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)

ACCES-VR assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development.


Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

Through OPWDD, students can access supports and services that can help family members to support them living at home; assist students with living on their own in the community of their choice; help if they want to work, take part in volunteer opportunities or other types of community involvement; and assist with accessing services they need to live their life, including connecting them to clinical or therapeutic supports.


Preschool Special Education Resources

Criteria for Eligibility for Preschool Special Education Programs and/or Services Guide for Determining Eligibility and Special Education Programs and/or Services for Preschool Students

Section 504 Resources

Parent and Educator Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools