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Special Education

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SESS Department
BC High School
700 Delaware Ave.
Delmar, NY 12054
(518) 439-8886
Fax: (518) 439-8765

SESS Director
Kathleen Johnston

Family Resources

December 2010 Regents report on Potential Revisions to High School Graduation Requirements [PDF]

BC Special Education Advisory Group - The Special Education Advisory Committee for Families of Students Receiving Special Education Services functions in an advisory capacity to the Director of Pupil Personnel Services. The Advisory Group provides advice to the Director on policies and procedures, supports for families, new special education initiatives and more.

Parent Survey Results - Beginning in 2005, Bethlehem surveyed parents who attended CSE or CPSE meetings to determine their level of satisfaction with the IEP process in the district.

The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) provides a number of publications and resources on mental health issues facing families. For more information, go to

Guidlines for Developing Draft IEPs - Spring 2010 [PDF], is a document that outlines the IEP process ahead of Spring 2010 annual meetings. 

Parent to Parent of NYS Links Digest April 2009 [PDF] - Links relevant to the issues of health care

Family supports through OMRDD (State Office of Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities)

AAC Institute - Parents Corner


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Autism Information

The links below are provided as a resource for parents seeking additional information about autism.

State Education Department (SED) autism homepage

SED autism program quality indicators

University at Albany Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

December 2007 report to the Board of Regents on Autism, including students with Aspergers


National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

Collaborative Programs of Excellence in Autism (CPEAs)

National Institute of Child Health & Human Development - Publications Search


State Education Department Links

[These links will take you to the SED Web site]

Special education home

What's new from SED

IDEA 2004

Special education publications

Help for parents


Data and research

Additional resources


Special Education Regulations Part 200 and 201 [PDF document]
The State Education Department has recently revised the special education regulations to come into compliance with the 2004 IDEIA. These regulations do not reflect the most recent State changes in law (Chapter 378 of the Laws of 2007).


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