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NYS Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Program

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NYS Department of Education (SED)

Description

Regional associates at the Quality Assurance office located in your school district will answer questions about special education. Within each office, Regional Associates, who are employees of the State Education Department, are assigned to specific school districts and special education programs. The Regional Associate oversees preschool and school-age special education services and serves as a resource to parents, school district personnel, and private providers. Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct Quality Assurance Reviews of public and private special education programs. The purpose of the review is to determine compliance with federal and State special education laws and regulations. Areas of strength and weakness in regard to effective evaluation and instructional practices are identified as part of the review process. The goal of the review is to make programs more effective and to positively affect student results.
  • Provide technical assistance to parents, school district personnel, and special education programs.
  • Provide general information regarding services for students with disabilities to parents, school district personnel, private providers, and other stakeholders.
  • Oversee certain grant applications for the expenditure of federal IDEA  funds.
  • Investigate complaints alleging a public or private special education program's noncompliance with federal or state law or regulation pertaining to the education of students with disabilities.

The Special Education Quality Assurance Regional Offices. When contacting the regional office, please identify your county, school district, or special education program so that you may be directed to the appropriate Regional Associate.

 

Additional Information

You may email seqa@nysed.gov to address specific questions related to your school district or child.

View our BOCES / Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Offices on the MS Navigator Mapping Tool.

Contact Information/Service Locations

Central Regional Office

NYS Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Hughes State Office Building

333. E. Washington St., Suite 210
Syracuse, NY 13202

Get Directions

Web:

http://www.nysed.gov/special-education/special-education-quality-assurance-central-regional-office

Contacts:

Kathleen Millman, Chief of Special Education
(585) 344-2002

Karen Volpi, Regional Supervisor
(315) 428-4556

Phone:

(315) 428-4556, Main Line

County(ies) Served:

Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, Seneca, Tioga, Tompkins

Eastern Regional Office

NYS Education Department

Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA)
89 Washington Avenue, Room 309 EB
Albany, NY 12234

Get Directions

Web:

http://www.nysed.gov/special-education/special-education-quality-assurance-eastern-regional-office

Contacts:

Kathleen Millman, Chief of Special Education Services
(585) 344-2002

Sean Dwyer, Regional Supervisor
(518) 486-6366

Phone:

(518) 486-6366, Main Line

County(ies) Served:

Albany, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, St. Lawrence, Warren, Washington

Hudson Valley Regional Office

NYS Education Department Office of Special Education Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA)

1 Park Place, 3rd Floor
Peekskill, NY 10566

Get Directions

Web:

http://www.nysed.gov/special-education/special-education-quality-assurance-hudson-valley-regional-office

Contacts:

Kathleen Millman, Chief of Special Education Services
(585) 344-2002

Dodie Davidson, Regional Supervisor
(518) 473-1185

Phone:

(914) 940-2900, Main Line

County(ies) Served:

Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester

Long Island Regional Office

NYS Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA)

Perry B. Duryea, Jr. State Office Building Room 2A-5 250 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Get Directions

Web:

http://www.nysed.gov/special-education/special-education-quality-assurance-long-island-regional-office

Contacts:

Kathleen Millman, Chief of Special Education
(585) 344-2002

Eileen Taylor, Regional Supervisor
(631) 952-3352

Phone:

(631) 952-3352, Main Line

County(ies) Served:

Nassau, Suffolk

New York City Regional Office

NYS Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA)

55 Hanson Place, Room 545
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1580

Get Directions

Web:

http://www.nysed.gov/special-education/special-education-quality-assurance-new-york-city-regional-office

Contacts:

Belinda Johnson, NYC Regional Coordinator
(718) 722-4544

Nayna Bhattacharjee, Regional Supervisor
(718) 722-4544

Kathy Cummings, Regional Supervisor
(718) 722-4544

Laura Piascik, Regional Supervisor
(718) 722-4544

Phone:

(718) 722-4544, Main Line

County(ies) Served:

Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond

Nondistrict Unit

NYS Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA)

89 Washington Avenue, Room 309 EB
Albany, NY 12234

Get Directions

Web:

http://www.nysed.gov/special-education/special-education-quality-assurance-nondistrict-unit

Contacts:

Alan Mueller, Supervisor
(518) 473-1185

Phone:

(518) 473-1185, Main Line

County(ies) Served:

New York State

Western Regional Office

NYS Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA)

2A Richmond Avenue
Batavia, NY 14020

Get Directions

Web:

http://www.nysed.gov/special-education/special-education-quality-assurance-western-regional-office

Contacts:

Kathleen Millman, Chief of Special Education Services
(585) 344-2002

Marie proudman, Regional Supervisor
(585) 344-2002

Phone:

(585) 344-2002, Main Line

County(ies) Served:

Allegany, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates


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