• Collaborate with local education entities throughout Long Island.
  • Assist families in understanding their children’s disabilities.
  • Assist families in understanding the special education process.
  • Support the involvement of parents in their children’s education.
  • Create relationships to reach and assist parents who have language barriers.
  • Provide training and resources to community organizations and school personnel.
  • Offer a parent information drop-in center and clearinghouse that links parents to the vast network of currently available resources.
  • Coordinate with local education entities to contribute to the NYS Board of Regents’ Policy on Improving Student Achievement and School Performance through parent and family partnerships.
  • Assist NYSED in implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act’s (IDEA) initiatives (e.g., least restrictive environment, transition services, etc.).
  • Assist parents in developing skills to support their children’s education leading to independent living in the community.






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