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 (June 2016)

Topical Listing of Special Education Publications


Key State Guidance Documents

Alternate Assessment

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

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities (April 2017)

Webcast on Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities (May 2016)

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

Use of Standardized Scores in Individual Evaluations of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse English Language Learners Ages 3–21

Child Find

Obligation to Evaluate Students with High Cognition

Class Size

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

Procedures to Temporarily Exceed an Approved Class Size for Preschool Students with Disabilities (December 2017)

Commencement Credentials, Diplomas and Safety Net for Students with Disabilities

Graduation Requirements for Students with Disabilities

Career Development and Occupational Studies Pathway Option (June 2016)

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

Skills and Achievement Credential for Students with Severe Disabilities (April 2012)

Committees on Special Education

Guidance on Students With Disabilities With High Cognition (June 2015)

Change in Parent Member Participation (January 2013)

Committees on Preschool Special Education

Change in Parent Member Participation (December 2013)

Continuum of Services

Continuum of Services for School Age Students with Disabilities (November 2013)

Dyslexia

Guidance on Chapter 216 of the Laws of 2017: Students with Disabilities Relating from Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia

Meeting the Needs of Students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia

Identification of Students with Learning Disabilities within a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)

Students with Disabilities Resulting from Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia: Questions and Answers

Elopement Behaviors

Health and Safety Precautions for Students with Disabilities (April 2014)

Evaluation

Guidance on Students With Disabilities With High Cognition (June 2015)

Extended School Year

Questions and Answers Regarding Extended School Year 2017

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

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

Teacher Access to Students’ Individualized Education Programs (January 2013)

Paraprofessionals

Regulatory Changes Relating to Recommendations for One-to-One Aides for Preschool and School Age Students with Disabilities and Preschool Special Education Programs and Services (June 2016)

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

Parental Consent

Elimination of Parental Consent Requirement for Initial Provision of a 12-Month Special Service and/or Program

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 2017)

Preschool Programs and Services

Procedures to Temporarily Exceed an Approved Class Size for Preschool Students with Disabilities (December 2017)

Special Education Itinerant Services for Preschool Students with Disabilities (October 2015)

Suspension and Expulsion of Preschool Children (July 2015)

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 (June 2014)

Required Components of a Response to Intervention Program

Restraints

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

State Complaints

Revised Sample State Complaint Form

New York State Complaint Procedures - Questions & Answers

Students With Hearing, Vision or Speech Disabilities

Frequently Asked Questions on Effective Communication for Students with Hearing, Vision or Speech Disabilities in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools

Suspension and Expulsion of Students With Disabilities

Suspension and Expulsion of Preschool Children

Test Accommodations

Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: Policy and Tools to Guide Decision-Making and Implementation (February 2018)

Time Out Rooms

Use of Time Out Rooms (May 2011)

Transition

Transition Planning and Services for Students with Disabilities (April 2017)

Transportation

Developing Recommendations for Special Transportation (December 2010)

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