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Special Education Law Blog

a legal resource discussing case law, news, practical advice.

Advocates for Children of New York  uses integrated strategies to advance systematic reform, empower families, and advocate for educational rights of students in New York City:

Council for Exceptional Children professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents:

Intervention Central a source for Response to Intervention (RTI) resources:

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities central source of information on disabilities, IDEA, No Child Left Behind, and research-based information on effective educational practices:

Families Together in NYS

parent run organization that strives to establish a unified voice for children with emotional, behavioral, and social disorders.


An initiative for adults and children on the Autism Spectrum in NYS.

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

a national family-run organization focused on issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental health needs and their families.

Orange Ulster BOCES Special Ed Programs and Services

VoicesUnited4Change – provides resources to meet the social, emotional, behavioral, and educational needs of families, youth, and young adults in Orange County NY.

U.S. Department of Education

Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004

Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE) – aims to improve the educational outcomes for children with disabilities.

Mental Health Association in Orange County – promotes positive mental health and emotional well-being of Orange County residents.

LD Online

The Educators' guide to learning disabilities and ADHD.

Rockland BOCES Special Education Programs and Services.

Southern Westchester BOCES Special Education Programs and Services.

Dutchess BOCES Special Education Programs and Services.

Learning Disabilities Association of NYS (LDANYS) – voice of advocacy specifically for persons with learning disabilities and related neurological impairments with all levels of NYS government.

Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES Special Education Programs and Services

Parents Engaged in Education Reform (PEER) - purpose is to increase the participation of parents of children with disabilities in school reform.

Down Syndrome Association Hudson Valley

  A volunteer driven organization for local families

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation

sensational research, education, and advocacy


Autism Society of Hudson Valley

Improving the lives of all affected by autism


Speech, Language and Hearing Association of the Hudson Valley

Resource for the local speech, language and hearing community​​


Adult Career and Continuing Education Services
Vocational Rehabilitation


Orange County Department of Mental Health

Mental health, developmental disabilities, and
chemical dependency services


The Rose Women’s Care Service: Community Resource Center in Highland NY

Resources for
women and their families to make empowered choices for their health and well-being


The Homeschooling the Spectrum


Homeschooling special needs children authored by a New York State mom


NYS Kinship Navigator’


Is a statewide program operated by the Catholic Family Center and is designed to provide information for kinship caregivers.


Special Education Advisor


Special education and IEP advisor.


Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of North Jersey


Alliance of more than 30 state-approved private special education schools in Northern and Central NJ.

Dyslexia Training Institute


Education about dyslexia and how to navigate the educational system by understanding Special Education Law.


Exceptional Parent Magazine


To develop, translate, and share information as tools for positive change for the specials needs community.


The Advocacy Center


Empowers individuals with disabilities and their families to advocate for themselves and realize their personal goals.

Advocates for Special Education


Find an advocate or attorney, your child deserves a meaningful education.

Special Education News


Newspaper about special education.


Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Service


Is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.

International Dyslexia Association

International organization that deals with the complex issues of dyslexia.



Providing advocate services for children with special needs:


Cerebral Palsy Guide
Free educational materials, financial options, and support to help those affected by this disorder.

National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education

Dedicated to developing effective family/school partnerships in schools.

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Starting Point for Your Child

We focus on helping the adult caregiver have a complete understanding of the issues and to show you how to get your child on the right path.

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates mission is to secure high quality educational services for children with disabilities:

Information related to special education law & advocacy for children with disabilities:

Internet Special Education Resources is a directory of professional, organizations, and schools that serve the learning disabilities and special education communities:

NY State Department of Education, Office of State Review – reviews decisions of impartial hearing officers in cases of children with educational disabilities:

NY State Department of Education, VESID Special Education Quality Assurance, Hudson Valley Regional Office – provides technical assistance to parents, school district personnel, and private providers related to preschool and school-age special education services:

NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities goal is to help people with developmental disabilities live richer lives:

Orange County DD Connection 

information and events pertaining to individuals with developmental disabilities:

Our-Kids is a “family” of parents, caregivers, and others who are working with children with physical and/or mental disabilities and delays:

Parent to Parent of New York State 

connecting and supporting families of individuals with special needs:

Information related to Special Education Law:

Putnam Independent Living Services 

Parent Training and Information Program  website:

Resources within the field of special education including doctors, attorneys, therapists, etc.:

Informational Websites 

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