Parent Resources – Special Education

Special Education PTAs (SEPTA)

A Special Education PTA or SEPTA/SEPTSA is a unit organized for those interested in the issues of educating special needs and/or gifted and talented children.

SEPTAs are designed to build strong partnerships amongst parents, teachers, administrators, existing PTA’s and the community,  for the benefit of families and children receiving special education services.

All SEPTA’s conduct regular business meetings during the school year just like any PTA.  SEPTAs bring awareness and information about special education services, educational laws and community supports to our members.  Our hope is that children receiving special education services will be better understood, integrated, and embraced by schools and their community.

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National PTA Resources

National PTA Special Education Toolkit

NYS Education Department

NYS Education Department Office of Special Education

NYS Education Department Advisory Panel on Special Education

NYS Department of Education NYS School for the Deaf

NYS Education Department NYS School for the Blind

NYS Education Department Early Childhood Direction Centers

NYS Education Department Gifted and Talented Education

Other Resources

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

4201 Schools Association

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Developing Your Child’s IEP

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Resource for School and Home

Protecting Students with Disabilities

Information for Families and Communities (NICHCY)

Parent Technical Assistance Center Network

Special Education FAQs

Legislation/Government Information

New York State

NY State Office of Governor

NY State Senate

NY State Assembly

NY State Association of Counties

NY State Department of Education

NY State Board of Regents

NY State Office of the Comptroller

Federal Legislation Information

U.S. Government Printing Office

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

The White House

U.S. Department of Education