I am a parent of a student with disabilities. Where can I find more information about special programming at my child’s school?

Parents of students with disabilities should begin by reviewing our Parent’s Guide for Special Education in New York State.


Parents should work with their district’s Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and/or the Committee on Special Education (CSE).


Parents can also reach out to our Special Education Quality Assurance team to address specific questions related to their school district or child. Find your Special Education Quality Assurance regional office.


In addition, a Special Education School District Data Profile is available for each school district in New York State. Each profile is prepared in accordance with the requirement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Each State must have a State Performance Plan (SPP) to evaluate the State's efforts to meet the requirements and purposes of the implementation of IDEA. Find your school district’s Special Education Data Profile by clicking “Special Education Data” at the bottom of the school district’s Parent Dashboard profile page.


Please visit NYSED’s Special Education website for information about the provision of services to students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.