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New York State’s Dignity Act seeks to provide the state’s public elementary and secondary schoolstudents with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus, and/or at a school function. Click on the link below for more information about the Dignity Act:

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Looking for volunteer advocates to help parents. Students need help with special education classification, CSE meetings, IEPs tailored to their needs, other education meetings and referrals to Due Process...

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Troubling Signs that your      District's Special Education System is Failing your Child?

  The post pandemic era has left parents perplexed and students falling behind in academics, without special education classifications, blocked from FAPE, refusals of District's evaluations for services or services denied or taken away?  If so, your child needs are not being met. Advocates are able to help you navigate through this complex system. Contact Us For Help!  

Endrew F. v Douglas County School District

Supreme Court Ruling

The Supreme Court ruled that Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) must give students with disabilities more than a "deminimis" or minimal, educational benefit.  See below for article related to this case and the Supreme Court Ruling.








Top Ten

Parental Rights in Special Education

                                      Dennise Goldberg,

Special Education Advisor Blog


          10.   Parents have the right to request that their child be                             assessed for Special Education without delay 


9.    Parents have the right to list all of their concerns in                  the IEP.

8.    ​Parents have a right to request a new IEP meeting to be          held within 30 days of a written request when an IEP                is already already in place.


7.    Parents have the right to participate in the IEP meeting           have their opinions heard and noted.


6.   Parents have the right to bring any person to an IEP                 meeting with knowledge of the child or the child’s                   disability including advocates and attorneys.

5.   Parents have the right to review and receive copies of            their child’s educational records.


4.   Parents have the right to consent, refuse to consent or           revoke consent for special education for their child.


3.  Parents have the right to receive Prior Written Notice             when a school district proposes a change in a child’s               placement or refuses  parent’s request.


2. Parents have the right to ask for Independent Education       Evaluation at public expense when they disagree with the     District's assessments.

1.   Parents have the right to file complaints, including state complaints and due process complaints  disagree with parts or all of the IEP.



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To see the Career Developmental Occupational Studies Graduation Pathway Options, NY State Board of
Regents, June 2016




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The Family Resource Network is dedicated to supporting families through provision of information and support. Open the link to view sample letters such as “Sample Letter Requesting an Independent Evaluation” and “Sample Letter Requesting an IEP Team Meeting.”


New York State Education Department, Revised Sample Complaint Form

Sample Complaint Form

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special education issues.  PULSES does not promote, endorse, or have related partnerships with any of the listed resources.

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