BBB Accredited Charity

​nassau County

Herricks Comunity Ctr.

999 Herricks Road

New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Phone: 516.248.2222 

Fax: 516.248.2290

Suffolk County

490 Wheeler Road

Suite 165 C

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631.234.0467

Fax: 631.234.4069

Nassau: 516.248.2222  

Suffolk:  631.234.0467

​info@theliac.org 


The liac.org 

Diploma/Credential/ and Non-Diploma Options/ Requirements in NYS ​​(updated 5/2016 with NYSED Links)

What is the Eligiblity Criteria for a Students to be NYS Alternately Assessed? 

*Note- NYS AA students are only eligibile for the SACC attendence credential

Current NYS Diploma Options Color Chart

Diploma/Credential Requirements Chart 

Appeal to Graduate with Lower Score on Regents Examination FAQ 

Appeal to Graduate with Lower Score on Regents Examination Form and Information

​Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential- SACC

SACC Replaces IEP Diploma for Students with Severe Disabilities that are NYS Alternately Assessed 

Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential Exit Summary  

(Checklist of Competencies by age 21)


 


School Age 5-21 Regular and Special Education

LIAC SPECIAL EDUCATION FACT SHEET

LIAC SPECIAL EDUCATION FACT SHEET (SPANISH) 

FEDERAL AND NYS STATE LAWS AND REGULATIONS

IDEA, Part 300, NYS Commissioners Regulations Part 200, Common Core

TEST ACCESS & ACCOMMODATION 


Long Island Non-Profit Supports and Resources

Nassau and Suffolk organizations that offer disability specific trainings, info and services

​​​​Transition Planning and Post Secondary Resources

Adult Access to Services, College and Career for Students with Disabilities 

​Curriculum Transition to Employment NYS Transition Partners Grant

Advocacy 

ADA: IDEA: 504 side by side comparison
Alternatives for Youth
Bilingual Education FAQ
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
 
FOIL Freedom of Information LawSample request for records 

Homeless and Unaccompanied Youth McKinney-Vento Act

Key Laws and Regulations NYS

NYS Dispute Resolution AssociationSpecial Education Mediation/Dispute Resolution
​NYS Justice Center for the protection of people with special needs
NYS State Complaint Procedurein relation to educating students with disabilities Q&A
NYS Sample Due Process Complaint Form to request impartial hearing

NYS School District Websites 

Office of Mental Health
Office of State Review SROIHO Due Process decisions that have been appealed
Office of Teaching Initiatives 
Check status of administrators, special education and regular education teachers,
​support staff ( including school psychologists, school social worker)
 

Partners In Policymakingfree e-courses
People First Language
Regional Associate Special Education Quality Assurance
Long Island Office: (631) 952-3352
Sample Food Allergy Action Plan
School RefusalChristopher Kearney Journal of Family Practice
SEE THROUGH NY 
Government payrolls, contracts, expenditures, and links to additional information

SSI and SSDI Soical Security benefits for people with disabilities

Students and Self Determination

Student Suspension LIAC Fact Sheet

Traumatic Brain Injury NYS DOHManual 

Twice Exceptional
Verifying NYS License 
check status of Licensed professionals (Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychoanalysts etc.)

Wrightslaw Information on Education Law and Advocacy   

Early Intervention & Preschool Special Education 

BIRTH to 3 EARLY INTERVENTION  

EI to 4410 Calculator 
calculate when a child will age out of early intervention to preschool education services

AGES 3-5 PRESCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION



Quick Links

211 LONG ISLAND2-1-1 free, online directory of health, human services, education agencies and programs

​​HELPFUL FREQUENTLY USED GUIDANCE AND MEMOS FEDERAL AND NYSED

TOPICAL INDEX OF NYSED PART 200 & 201 SPECIAL EDUCATION

​​Each topic listed is followed by a link to the pertinent section of the NYS regulations



Link to informacion en espanol
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