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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 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

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 (Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island)
Phone: 212-598-9594
Fax: 212-260-3053
emendez@uft.org

Kerry Yefet, UFT Liaison to the DOE's Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support (Bronx, Queens and District 75)
Phone: 212-598-7707
Fax: 212-260-3053
kyefet@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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