P-12 Office of Special Education and NYSED

Professional Development Standards

The State Education Department has now released the New
York State Professional Development Standards. These documents are available at the link below.

S3tairproject website

The S3tair Project (Supporting Successful Strategies to Achieve Improved Results in NYS) website provides a calendar of scheduled site visits related to the project.

The S3TAIR Project will identify schools that have implemented and sustained effective, evidence-based practices resulting in positive outcomes for students with disabilities, and will support replication of these practices in other schools.

 The project relies on Regional Field Facilitators (RFF) to coordinate the site visits and efforts of the project.

Results for Students and Individuals with Disabilities

This presentation was given by Patricia Geary of VESID at the September 26, 2008 Statewide meeting of theTask Force.

Quality Indicators - Special Education Instructional Practices

  1. Instructional Environment and Practice
  2. Committee on Special Education (CSE) Process in development
  3. Individualized Education Program (IEP) Development in development


Quality Indicators - Behavioral Supports and Interventions

  1. School-Wide Positive Behavioral Systems (PBS)
  2. Classroom Management
  3. Targeted Small Group Behavioral Interventions
  4. Intensive Individualized Behavioral Interventions

Quality Indicators - Literacy

  1. Early Literacy Instructional Practice
  2. Adolescent Literacy (Middle Level)
  3. Adolescent Literacy (High School)
  4. Specially Designed and Intensive Reading for Students with Disabilities
  5. Systemic Support 

Teacher Supply and Demand Progress Report 2008

THis document and the accompanying presentation was put together by The Office Office of Higher Education

Teacher Supply and Demain in New York State Third Annual Report Summary (HTML)

Ful Report  (PDF)

The Commissioner’s Advisory Panel (CAP) for Special Education Services

The Panel functions in an advisory capacity to the Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities and advises the Governor, Legislature and Commissioner on unmet needs in the education of children with disabilities.

Autism Program Quality Indicators

A self-review and quality improvement guide for schools and programs serving students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

VESID Listserv Instructions

You can receive notification by electronic mail of the latest memoranda and other technical assistance documents available on the VESID website by joining the VESID Listserv.

Part 200 Regulations - Students with Disabilities

Includes both part 200 (Students with Disabilities) and part 201 (Procedural Safeguards for Students with Disabilities Subject to Discipline)

Student Advocacy Handbook for High School Juniors and Seniors Transitioning to College

A collection of items for students to consider when looking to transition from high school to college.

New York State Education Department

Information on everything Education in NYS

Students with Disabilities Outcomes and Improvement Strategies

This powerpoint presentation was given by Patricia J. Geary, Coordinator, Special Education Policy and Professional Development.


This presentation by Patricia Geary illustrated how VESID is utilizing the State Performance Plan (SPP) and NCLB - IDEA

POWERPOINT: Overview of the State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG)

This presentation by Matt Giugno and Wilma Jozwiak addressed the direction of the development of the SPDG.

Accountability for Results: State Performance Plan

PowerPoint Presentation by James Delorenzo from VESID

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