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DOE guidance on how to document IEP-mandated services: School counselors, social workers, psychologists, Vision Education Services and Hearing Education Services

The city Department of Education released this guidance about encounter attendance for school counselors, social workers, psychologists, Vision Education Services and Hearing Education Services.

Meet Liberty, my new guide dog!

Read about our first Braille challenge, UFT Lobby Day, our annual camping trip and more.

Updated requirements for superintendent determination of graduation with a local diploma

In June 2016, the Regents created a new local diploma option for students with disabilities who did not meet graduation standards through the existing appeal and safety net options.

New testing accommodations for multiple day administration and NYSESLAT

Schools are no longer required to request prior approval from the State Education Department to administer state assessments over multiple days. And beginning with the 2017 test administration, students with disabilities who have the “tests read” accommodation on their individualized education programs (IEPs) or Section 504 accommodation plans (504 plans) must be provided with this accommodation for all sections of the test.

Vision Education Services Chapter Newsletter - Spring 2016

Read about our first Braille challenge, UFT Lobby Day, our annual camping trip and more.

VES Consultation Meeting Minutes: May 4, 2016

Minutes of the May 4, 2016 consultation meeting of the UFT and NYC Department of Education.

VES Consultation Meeting Minutes: January 20, 2016

Minutes of the January 20, 2016 consultation meeting of the UFT and NYC Department of Education.

Vision Education Services Chapter Newsletter - Fall 2015

Find out about how to stay informed, join the union, consultation meetings, lump-sum payment calculations, top issues from our District 75 meeting, feedback on chapter issues and signing up for UFT text messages.

VES Consultation Meeting Minutes: Oct. 1, 2015

Minutes of the Oct. 1, 2015 consultation meeting of the UFT and NYC Department of Education.

Vision Education Services Newsletter - March 2015

Find out about the new director of Educational Vision Services, consultation meetings, the paperwork reduction initiative and the fight against Gov. Cuomo's destructive education agenda.