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October 20, 2014

Special Education

Duanesburg Central School District believes in placing students in programs that are in the least restrictive environment, a belief that is consistent with New York State Education Department (NYSED) regulations. This means that a student with disabilities is provided with special education and services to the maximum extent appropriate with other students who do not have disabilities and as close as possible to the student's home.

Special education services are available to any student with a mental, physical or emotional impairment that affects his or her educational performance. For school-age children, this may include autism, deafness, deaf-blindness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, learning disability, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, or visual impairment, including blindness.

The Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) establishes a prominent and active role for parents and teachers in planning and implementing educational programs for students with disabilities. Parents work hand-in-hand with their child's teachers and other district staff to formulate their child's Individualized Education Program (IEP).

The links below and to the right provide additional information about Duanesburg’s Special Education Program and a variety of special education topics. If you have any questions, please contact us for assistance.

Sincerely,
Andrea Conover, Director of Special Education

HELPFUL LINKS

External Resources

Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004)
Information for Parents of Preschool Children (Ages 3-5) with Disabilities
Part 200 Regulations
Procedural Safeguards
Procedural Safeguards (Spanish)
Response to Intervention Resources
General Education Diploma Requirements
Transition Process for Secondary Students