This guide contains comprehensive information on the special education process in New York State, beginning with the initial referral for special education services. Special education means specially designed individualized or group instruction or special services or programs to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities. Special education services and programs are provided at no cost to the parent.
This website and hotline provides information on how to apply for temporary and emergency assistance for many programs provided by the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA). Programs include, but are not limited to: