New York State

  • NY State Parent’s Guide to Special Education
  • New York State Alternate Assessment
  • NY State Procedural Safeguards Notice
  • Office for People with Developmental Disabilities OPWDD

More Resources

  • Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)
  • Dutchess County Helping Our Families Guide
  • New York State Education Department: Special Education
  • Westchester Institute for Human Development
  • WIHD Monthly Calendar of Upcoming Events and Details
  • Westchester Institute for Human Development

    Special Education 101:
    Training of the Parent Member

    2024 Schedule - July 24, October 8 - via Zoom!
    We offer our 4-hour Virtual Parent Member Training four times per year, via Zoom.

    Participants will learn about the entire Committee for Special Education (CSE) process, and those eligible can join committee meetings as a volunteer Parent Member. This is wonderful opportunity to build community in your district, support other parents, and learn more about the CSE process to support your own child!

    While this training is open to anyone who would like to learn more about special education, parents or guardians whose child has or had an IEP in the last 5 years, will receive a certificate for submission to their school district to serve as a Parent Member at CPSE/CSE meetings.

    Note: This is a four-hour training in two parts, 9-11 am and 12-2 pm with a one-hour break for lunch. Four hours must be completed to receive certification.

    Wednesday, July 24 Registration: Click here
    Tuesday, October 8 Registration: Click here

    Presented by Hudson Valley School-Age FACE Center, Lower Hudson Regional Partnership Center, Mid-Hudson Regional Partnership, NYSED OSE Partnership