State Laws, Regulations and Policy Guidance

State Laws, Regulations and Policy Guidance

Laws and Regulations Related to Special Education and Students with Disabilities

New York State Laws and Regulations that Differ from Federal Requirements

Topical Listing of Special Education Publications


Key State Guidance Documents

Alternate Assessment

Office of State Assessment, New York State Alternate Assessment Home Page

The Transition of the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) to Measure the P-12 Common Core Learning Standards

Age Ranges for Students with Disabilities Participating in the 2013-14 NYSAA

Aversives

Use of Aversives or Noxious Stimuli to Reduce or Eliminate Student Behaviors

Behavior

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Technical Assistance Center — May 2010

Bilingual

Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) Services for Limited English Proficient (LEP)/English Language Learners (ELLs) Who Are Students with Disabilities — May 2011

Class Size

Variance Procedures to Temporarily Exceed the Maximum Number of Students with Disabilities in an Integrated Co-Teaching Class — January 2011

Commencement Credentials, Diplomas and Safety Net for Students with Disabilities

New York State Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential — June 2013

Skills and Achievement Credential for Students with Severe Disabilities — April 2012

Local Diploma Through Use of Compensatory Option — November 2012

Local Diploma Through Regents Competency Test and 55-64 Regents Examination Pass Score Safety Net Options — May 2011

Committees on Special Education

Change in Parent Member Participation — January 2013

2012 Legislative Changes Affecting Special Education — September 2012

Meeting Notice Requirements — December 2010

Definition of CSE/CPSE “Meeting”

Continuum of Services

Continuum of Services for School Age Students with Disabilities — April 2008

Evaluation

Timeline for Initial Evaluation and Report Regarding Need for Individual Psychological Evaluation — April 2012

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

State Required Forms for Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Meeting Notices and Prior Written Notices — September 2011

Guide to Quality Individualized Education Program Development and Implementation — February 2010 (Revised December 2010)

Teacher Access to Students’ Individualized Education Programs — January 2013

2012 Legislative Changes Affecting Special Education — September 2012

Paraprofessionals

Guidelines for Determining a Student with a Disability’s Need for a One-to-One Aide

Parental Consent

Parental Consent for the Use of Public Benefits or Insurance Pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act — July 2013

Procedural Safeguards

Revised Procedural Safeguards Notice:  Rights for Parents of Children with Disabilities Ages 3-21 — July 2013

Prior Written Notice

Revised Prior Written Notice (Notice of Recommendation) Relating to Special Education – July 2013

Related Services

Provision of Related Services to Students with Disabilities Placed in Approved Private Schools in New York City – September 2012

Minimum Service Requirements for Speech Services – December 2010

Response to Intervention

Use of Response to Intervention When Determining if a Student in Grades K – 4 Has a Learning Disability in Reading – July 2012

Response to Intervention Process Cannot Be Used to Delay or Deny an Evaluation for Eligibility Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) – May 2011

A Parent’s Guide to Response to Intervention – April 2010

Restraints

Federal Policy on Use of Restrain and Seclusion in Schools – August 2012

State Complaints

Revised Sample State Complaint Form – September 2012

Test Accommodations

Test Access and Accommodations for Students with Disabilities – Policy and Tools to Guide Decision-Making and Implementation – May 2006

Time Out Rooms

Policy and Guidelines on Use of Time Out Rooms – December 2005

Transition

New York State Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential - June 2013

Transition Planning and Services for Students with Disabilities – November 2011

Transportation

Special Transportation for Students with Disabilities – March 2005

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