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NYSED Policy Statements and Guidance Documents

Published: April 26, 2016

NYS Laws and Regulations Related to Special Education and Students with Disabilities: Part 200 and 201 http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/lawsregs/home.html

NYS Preschool Special Education Publications: Field Advisory Memos and Guidance Documents: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/mq-publist.htm#P

Guide for Determining Eligibility and Special Education Programs and/or Services for Preschool Students with Disabilities January 2003: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/preschool/guide/home.html

School Districts’ Responsibilities to Provide Students with Disabilities with Specially-Designed Instruction and Related Services in the Least Restrictive Environment December 2015 http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/2015-memos/least-restrictive-environment-district-responsibilities.html

Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities November 2015 http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/2015-memos/blueprint-for-improved-results-for-students-with-disabilities.html

Individual Evaluations and Eligibility Determinations
Evaluations of Three-and Four-Year-Old Children Suspected of Having Disabilities Pursuant to Section 4410 of the Education Law (August 2003)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/preschool/eval3-4old803.htm

Guide for Determining Eligibility and Special Education Programs and/or Services for Preschool Students with Disabilities (January, 2003)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/preschool/guide/home.html

IEP Development
Guide to Quality Individualized Education Program (IEP) Development and Implementation(February 2010)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/iepguidance.htm

New York State Model Forms: Student Information Summary Form and Individualized Education Program (IEP) (January 2010)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/formsnotices/IEP/memo-Jan10.htm

IEP Implementation
Chapter 408 of the Laws of 2002 in relation to providing teachers and other providers with a copy of a student’s individualized education program (September 2002)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/chap408final.htm

Appropriate Instruction from Qualified Staff
Certification and Licensing of Bilingual Special Education Professional (June 1997)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/credfina.html

Access to, Participation and Progress in the General Education Curriculum
Least Restrictive Environment Policy Paper (May 1998)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/lrepolicy.htm

Service Delivery
Provision of Special Education Services to a Five-Six Year Old Child with a Disability Not Subject to Compulsory Attendance Requirements and Not on a Regular School Attendance Register (March 2008)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/5-6yearoldservices.htm

Child-Specific Allowance to Temporarily Exceed an Approved Special Class Size for Preschool Students with Disabilities (Revised August 2007)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/preschool/psvariance807.htm

Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) Services and Related Services for Preschool Students with Disabilities (July 2007)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/preschool/seit.htm

Clarification of the Use of Teachers of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped Working with 4410 Programs (June 2004)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/4410-june04.htm

Universal Prekindergarten Program: An Ideal Setting for the Integration of Preschool Students with Disabilities (December 2001)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/preschool/upk.htm

Clarification of the Use of Teachers of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped (November 1995)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/clarification.pdf

Use of Teachers of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped as Independent Contractors (July 1995)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/useofteachers.pdf

Behavioral Supports
Requirements Relating to the Use of Behavioral Interventions and Supports (DeLorenzo/Stevens) September 2009
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/BImemo-909.htm

Important Information Regarding amendments to the Regulations Relating to Behavioral Interventions Including Aversive Interventions (February 2007)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/behavioral/januaryamend.htm

Discipline Procedures for Students with Disabilities (January 2001)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/discipcover.htm

Guidance on Functional Behavioral Assessments for Students with Disabilities (July 1998)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/functionbehav.htm

Part 201—Procedural Safeguards for Students with Disabilities Subject to Discipline (December 2010)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/lawsregs/part201.htm

Parent Involvement
Revised New York State Procedural Safeguards Notice: Rights for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Ages 3-21 (August 2007)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/psgn109.htm

A Parent’s Guide to Special Education (April 2002)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/parentguide.htm

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes and Indicators for Kindergarten Participation (August 2003)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/preschool/learnoutcomes.htm
Self-Assessment

Program Self-Assessment and Quality Improvement Guide (August 2003)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/preschool/progself-assess/home.htm

Other
State Performance Plan – Important Change in Child Outcomes Summary Form and Data to be Collected for Indicator #7 Related to Early Childhood Outcomes and Exit Assessments, Effective 2006-07 School Year (July 2006)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/spp/exit1106.htm

The Transition of Children from The New York State Department of Health Early Intervention Program to The State Education Department Preschool Special Education Program or Other Early Childhood Services (February 2005)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/preschool/transitionguide/cover.html

Calculating Dates to Plan Transition from Early Intervention to Preschool Special Education (February 2005)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/preschool/transitioncalculator.htm

Special Transportation for Students with Disabilities (March 2005)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/specialtrans.htm

Regulations of the Commissioner (Part 200)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/lawsregs/part200.htm

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B Final Supplemental Regulations Issued December 1, 2008 and Effective December 31, 2008 – Non-Regulatory Guidance (May 2009)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/idea/nonregulatoryguidancememo.htm

Technical Assistance Centers
Early Childhood Directions Centers – July 2010
Response to Intervention

Roadmap to Pre-K RtI
http://www.florida-rti.org/Resources/_docs/roadmaptoprekrti.pdf

Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood
http://www.crtiec.org/

Recognition and Response: RtI for Pre-K
http://randr.fpg.unc.edu/

Part 200 Index tabs
Click here for the tabs for Part 200.1-200.20

Click here for the tabs for Part 200.21-201-11

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