Special education key links

The UFT's special education department is led by Vice President for Special Education MaryJo Ginese. The UFT is here to support you. You will find helpful resources and information pertinent to every special education teacher on this part of the UFT website. Knowledge is power and by sharing information, we can better teach and advocate for all of the students in special education. Please direct any ideas, questions or concerns to mginese@uft.org. Use the special education compliance complaint process to facilitate problem solving around compliance issues.

Standard Operating Procedures Manual and Continuum of Services

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Chapter 408

IEP meetings

Special education programs and services

Contractual issues

Multilingual/English language learners

Diapering & toileting protocols for paraprofessionals

Additional information

Special education contact information

MaryJo Ginese, UFT Vice President for Special Education
Phone: 212-598-7706
Fax: 212-254-5578
mginese@uft.org

Emma Camacho-Mendez, UFT Liaison to the DOE's Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support (Brooklyn and Staten Island)
Phone: 212-598-9594
Fax: 332-209-4898
emendez@uft.org

Elizabeth McGovern, UFT Liaison to the DOE's Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support (Bronx, Queens and District 75)
Phone: 212-510-6335
Fax: 332-209-4898
emcgovern@uft.org

Raphael Tomkin, UFT Liaison to the DOE's Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support (Manhattan)
Phone: 212-598-7727
Fax: 332-209-4898
rtomkin@uft.org

Join the Special Education Committee

All UFT members are eligible to join. Non-UFT personnel, including university employees and union members affiliated with the New York City Central Labor Council, the AFL-CIO, NYSUT or the AFT may serve as associate members.

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