A message From Ms. Reaves
Down below are some links that I hope will be helpful for parents who need access to resources.
Links to disability services in New York state:
The Families and Advocates Partnership for Education provides families, advocates and self-advocates with information about IDEA. Phone: 888-248-0822,
Web site: www.fape.org.
Contains hands-on resources found to be effective in schools.
Web site: www.ideapractices.org
Features books, curriculum, videos, and other resources that describe effective practices and provide guidance for supporting achievement for children with disabilities under IDEA.
Web site: www.ideapractices.org.
- U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
Provides extensive information on IDEA.
Web site: www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/IDEA.
- The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
The largest international professional organization dedicated to improving outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and /or the gifted. Contact CEC at 800-224-6830 (toll free), 866-915-5000 (TTY toll free).
Web site: www.cec.sped.org
- The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
The national information and referral center providing information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Contact NICHCY at: 800-695-0285 (toll free voice of TTY).
Web site: www.nichcy.org.
- The Educational Resources Information Center Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERIC)
A national clearinghouse featuring digests, bibliographies and a searchable database. Use the ERIC question-and-answer service. Contact ERIC at 800-328-0272 (toll free), 703-264-9449 (TTY).
Web site: www.ericec.org.
New York State Organizations:
One Wembley Square, Albany, NY 12205. (518) 452-8808;
Web site: www.nypta.com.
800 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, New York, 12110-2455. 1-800-342-9810.
Web site: www.nysut.org.
Information and referral services for children with disabilities and their parents and resources and professional development for educators. For information on the following telephone: (518) 486-7462,
Web site: www.VESID.NYSED.gov/lsn.