From the NYS Office of Special Education
Welcome to the Office Special Education’s home within the State Education Department's Office of P-12 Education. This change reflects the Regents’ commitment to ensure that students with disabilities are an integral part of all aspects of P-12 education policy development and program implementation. We look forward to this opportunity to work even more closely with our general education colleagues as we strive together to close the continuing achievement gaps.
This is an exciting and challenging time for all of us working to ensure that students with disabilities achieve the knowledge and skills necessary to live independent and self-directed lives. Research shows that most students with disabilities can meet high standards when provided with meaningful access and participation in the general education curriculum and appropriate, high quality specially designed instruction and support services. The Office of Special Education works to promote educational equity and excellence for students with disabilities through its roles and responsibilities to: Read more click here.