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Getting Help for Struggling Students

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Advocates for Children (AFC) in New York


This tip sheet highlights a variety of resources available to students who need help with school. It includes information on Supplemental Educational Services (SES); Academic Intervention Services (AIS); P-3 Letters; and private tutoring programs.




Academic PerformanceAfter-School ProgramsEducational PlanningEnglish as a Second LanguageFamily/School CommunicationGeneral Support for FamiliesInformation and ReferralLearning DisabilitiesSchool AttendanceSchool Avoidance/RefusalSpecial Education/IEP/504 a or bTutoring

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Education HelpSpecial EducationTutoring
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NY Connects

Suicide Crisis Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) Toll Free
1-800-799-4889 TTY

Child Abuse & Maltreatment Hotline
1-800-342-3720, Toll Free
1-800-638-5163, TTD/TTY
1-800-342-3720, NY Relay

Vulnerable Persons Central Register (VPCR) Hotline
800-624-4143 Toll Free

Jill Chaifetz Education Helpline
1-866-427-6033 Toll Free

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