Bullying is a form of violence among children, on school playgrounds, in neighborhoods, in homes and on the Internet.
The Child Mind Institute contains a wide variety of useful information resources for families and educators. The site explores concerns and challenges faced by parents, family members and educators. Learn how to effectively respond to emotional, behavioral and learning challenges. This website also contains many personal story videos.
Th Child Mind Institute is available online or in person (in New York City), offering evaluations, treatment and neuropsychological testing for children, teens and young adults.
All requests for assistance are processed by DRNY's Intake Office. The vast majority of requests for assistance are received and processed by telephone or TTY. The intake office is available to conduct telephone or in-person intake interviews Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m, and includes Spanish speaking staff.
There is nothing in IDEA that restricts schools from disciplining children with disabilities. This article is designed to provide a set of practical concepts to improve the chances that positive behaviors will increase and negative behaviors will decrease among children with disabilities who warrant special education and related services under IDEA.
endAbuse of People with Disabilities is a new website that provides a repository of accurate and reliable resources about the abuse of people with disabilities. Users can access multi-media content that offers information about the forms of abuse, targets of abuse, peer-to-peer support, and advocacy. Additionally, those in need have the ability to get immediate assistance from the "Get Help Now" section which includes a "quick escape" browsing option.
This website provides a multitude of information to help children succeed in schools. It addresses topics like:
and MUCH more!
Every Student Present is a public awareness intended to help families, school leaders and communities understand the importance of consistent school attendance and the impact of absences of children's learning, especially young students. The goals of the campaign are to promote awareness of chronic absence and to build capacity among schools, families and communities to reduce it.
There is also an entire section of the website with information and resources for educators and community coalitions.
Home instruction is a form of tutorial services, provided to public or nonpublic students, by the public school district of residence. These services are provided in accordance with Commissioner's Regulations 175.21 to students who are unable to attend their public or nonpublic school because of physical, mental, or emotional illness or injury. Parents requesting these services must comply with local board of education requirements to provide medical verification of the student’s inability to attend school for a time that exceeds the number of days required by the district (about 10 days).
Advocates for Children of New York (AFC)’s Jill Chaifetz Education Helpline is your resource for information and guidance on all education-related matters in New York City.
Parents can spend an enormous amount of time researching different programs or simply trying to understand their child’s education-related rights. If your child is struggling in school or experiencing school discrimination of any kind, our education specialists will assess your problem and provide you with free assistance, ranging from information you can use to advocate successfully on your own to assigning an education specialist or attorney to work with you directly.
KnowBullying provides information and guidance to parents, teacher, and caregivers on ways to prevent bullying and build resilience in children. App features:
Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched a toll-free hotline for New Yorkers report incidents of bias and discrimination.
The hotline will help the state’s efforts to protect New Yorkers and allow those who are victims of prejudice file a complaint with the Division of Human Rights.
Following the rise of the recent reports of discrimination, bias-motivated threats, harassment and violence, Governor Cuomo also announced investigations into alleged hate crimes across New York.