Special Education Presentations


Special Education in New York City

Christina Foti, Chief Executive Director, Special Education Office, Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support, DOE, gave a presentation on Special Education Services during our July 31 Calendar Meeting.  To download the presentation please click below.


Educating Students with Disabilities

Miriam Nunberg, Education Attorney and Advocate, spoke about IEPs: What do they mean and what are your rights?  during our July 31 Calendar Meeting.  For more information please contact Ms. Nunberg at mnunberg@gmail.com or visit studentequitysolutions.com. To download the presentation please click below.


Learning and Attention Issues 101

Paula Heitman from understood.org spoke about learning and attention issues affecting students with disabilities.  To download the presentation please click below.

Strengths-Based IEPs


Strenghts-Based IEPs Presentation

Paula Heitman from understood.org spoke about strengths-based IEPs during our September 25 Calendar Meeting.  

Important information:

Parent Toolkit: How to Ask for Schoolwide Teacher Training to Help Kids with Learning and Attention Issues: u.org/schoolwide

Strenghts-Based IEPs: What You Need to Know: u.org/sb-ieps

To download the Strengths-Based IEPs: Fact Sheet please click here.

To download the presentation please click below. 

Resources for Schools and Families


NY DOE Special Education Website and InfoHub

Special Education Contact Information

Specialized Programs

  • Academic, Career, and Essential Skills Program (ACES)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Nest and ASD Horizon
  • Bilingual Special Education (BSE)

For more information about these programs and how to apply, visit www.schools.nyc.gov/special-education/school-settings/specialized-programs

If you have any questions specific to Specialized Programs, email: SpecializedPrograms@schools.nyc.gov

Parent Workshop

If you want to attend a parent workshop, visit a parent center:

Transition and College Access Centers (TCAC)

In collaboration with various stakeholders, the Transition and College Access Centers will support schools and families with facilitating a seamless transition for students from school to adult life, in preparation to be productive, fulfilled members of society.

TCAC Location and Contact Information

Boys & Girls High School

1700 Fulton Street, First Floor, Room G170

Brooklyn, NY 11213

Phone: 718-804-6790  /  Fax: 718-804-6734

Email: bklyntcac@schools.nyc.gov

DeWitt Clinton High School

100 W. Mosholu Pkwy S, First Floor, Room 150

Bronx, NY 10468

Phone: 718-581-2250  /  Fax: 718-581-2251

Email: bxtcac@schools.nyc.gov

Michael J. Petrides School

715 Ocean Terrace, Second Floor, Room 204

Staten Island, NY 10301

Phone: 718-390-1500 ext. 5723

Email: sitcac@schools.nyc.gov