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Technical Assistance Partnerships (TAP)

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NYS Department of Education (SED)


A Special Education Technical Assistance Partnership, or TAP, is a funded contract located within an institute of higher education that serves two primary purposes: provide tools and resources for families and professionals, as well as provide direct support to the professionals within the OSE Educational Partnership. The five TAPs include Data, Transition, Behavior, Academics, and Equity.




Academic PerformanceAddictions (Other than Alcohol and Substance Abuse)Aggression/Anger and Oppositional DefianceAnxiety DisorderAttention Deficit/Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)Bipolar DisorderCriminal Activity/Delinquency/Juvenile JusticeDepression/Mood DisorderDifficult Peer RelationshipsDrug and Substance Misuse/Abuse/AddictionExtreme or Inappropriate BehaviorFixations/Limited InterestsLack of Impulse Control/Self-RegulationObsessive-Compulsive DisorderOppositional Defiance DisorderPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Risky BehaviorsSchool AttendanceSchool Avoidance/RefusalSchool DisciplineSelf-Harm/CuttingSerious Mental Health IssuesSexual Acting Out/AbuseTraining and Technical AssistanceTransition PlanningWithdrawal/Isolation/Sadness

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Financial Assistance

Help given to a person or organization in the form of money, loans, reduced taxes, etc.

Legal/Civil Rights/Protective Services

Information regarding the discrimination against people with physical/mental disabilities, as well as information on protective services.

Training and Technical Assistance

Planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of activities designed to achieve specific learning objectives and help resolve problems.

Developed by the Council on Children and Families and Funded by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council