Teacher Professional Development Network of Central New York

The Central New York Teacher Professional Development Network was created to improve teaching and learning in our region by helping schools maximize professional development resources and opportunities for teachers, administrators and paraprofessionals.

21st Century Skills in Hybrid and Face-to-Face Learning Environments

This presentation was given by Dr. Kathleen Gradel from SUNY Fredonia at the Fall 2009 Statewide meeting of the Task Force.

Learning Disabilities Association of Central New York - LDACNY

Has the mission to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with learning disabilities by providing advocacy, programs and educational resources.

New York State Staff Development Council

Their goal: Every educator engages in effective professional learning every day so every student achieves.

They run an annual conference.

New York City Department of Education

The NYC Department of Education website provides connections to programs and policies in the NYC region.

International Dyslexia Association - NY State Branch

The New York Branch of The International Dyslexia Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of the learning disability, dyslexia. This Branch was formed to increase public awareness of dyslexia in New York State, excluding Buffalo and Suffolk County. We have been serving individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in the field in this community for over 28 years.

International Dyslexia Association - Western NY Branch

The Vison of the Western New York Branch

  • To be a resource for information and services that addresses the full scope of dyslexia
  • To accomplish this in a way that builds cooperation, partnership and understanding among professional communities and individuals with dyslexia and their families
  • To do this so that every individual is valued and has the opportunity to lead a productive and fulfilling life, and society benefits from the resource that is liberated

International Dyslexia Association - Long Island Branch

The Suffolk Branch of The International Dyslexia Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, scientific and educational organization which was formed to increase public awareness of dyslexia in the Long Island area of New York. We have been serving individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in the field in this community for over 25 years.

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.

New York State Dispute Resolution Association

The New York State Dispute Resolution Association, Inc. (NYSDRA) is a nonprofit professional membership organization committed to the promotion of quality conflict management and peaceful dispute resolution.

NEIRTEC - Northeast Regional Technology in Education Consortium

Focuses on helping educational leaders at the state, district, and school levels put technology to effective use in schools.

National Center to Improve the Tools of Educators (NCITE)

NCITE's purpose is to advance the quality and effectiveness of technology, media, and materials for individuals with disabilities.

Effective College Planning by the Western NY Collegiate Consortium of Disability Advocates

This site contains detailed guide to transition planning to college and several other resources.

Office of Temporary Disability Assistance

Formerly the Department of Social Services, this site contains: Office of Temporary Disability Assistance

New York State Education Department

Information on everything Education in NYS

New York State Department of Health

State information on health and health services

Disabilities Starter Kits from the Social Security Agency

The Disability Starter Kit will help you get ready for your disability interview or online application. Kits are available for adults and for children under age 18. In English and Spanish

Commission on Quality Care

The Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled serves people with mental disabilities and their families by providing independent oversight of the quality and cost effectiveness of services provided by all mental hygiene programs in New York State.

Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped, NYS (CBVH)

The New York State Department of Family Services' CBVH provides rehabilitation services to individuals who are legally blind and reside in New York State.

Special Education Institute - supports improvement efforts through technical assistance

Brings national experts and best practices to schools, districts and state departments of education to help them create realistic policies and effective practices for their special education students.

Learning First Alliance

The Learning First Alliance is a permanent partnership of 15 leading education associations with more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America's public schools.

National Inclusive Schools Week organizers

National Inclusive Schools Week highlights and celebrates the progress of our nation's schools in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population.

The Inclusion Network

An umbrella group that helps raise awareness of inclusion, recognize exemplary inclusive efforts, provide technical assistance and link individuals with and without disabilities.

Centre for Studies On Inclusive Education (CSIE)

An independent center working in the UK and overseas to promote inclusion and end segregation.

CAST: Center for Applied Technology

CAST is a nonprofit organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through the research and development of innovative strategies.

NYC Parents for Inclusive Schools

An organization of parents, educators, and advocates working together to make inclusion of children with disabilities a more viable option in New York City Schools.

Parent to Parent of New York State

A place where families of individuals with special needs and the professionals who support them can meet and share information.

Exceptional Family Resources

Supporting families whose sons or daughters have a disability.

Parent Network of Western New York

Provides services for the families of individuals with disabilities throughout the Western New York area.

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