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  • Talking About Disability

    Talking to children about disability can help them better understand themselves and their peers. Find information to help you get the conversation started.

  • Your Rights

    Learn your child’s rights to a Free Appropriate Public Education and your rights to be involved through Due Process.

  • Getting Support

    Get resources to help answer questions about your child's special education needs and services and get contact information for DOE staff.

  • Impartial Hearings

    If you have a child with disabilities whom you believe did not receive a free and appropriate public education or reasonable accommodations, you can request an impartial hearing.

  • Contacts and Resources

    Get a list of contacts that can help answer questions and resolve concerns about your child’s special education evaluation, supports, and services.

  • Special Education Glossary

    See an alphabetical listing of many of the Special Education terms that you and your child may need to understand.

  • Committees on Special Education

    Learn about the Committees on Preschool Special Education and Committees on Special Education and get contact information for them

  • Jose P. vs DOE Notice of Potential Disclosure of Student Records

    Parents of children with Individualized Education Programs or who have been referred for evaluation to determine whether they need special education services should read the attached notice about possible disclosure of data about their children as part of discovery in a federal court litigation.

  • M.G. vs DOE Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement

    You or your child might be a member of a proposed settlement class if you or they are a current or former student at a DOE school in the Bronx who had one or more related services (like occupational therapy, speech therapy, or counseling) on their IEP on or after July 27, 2015. Copies of the court-ordered notices and the proposed settlement are available here.

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