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​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


Long Island Advocacy Center Logo for the legal rights of students and individuals with disabilities
The Long Island Advocacy Center, Inc. (THE LIAC) is a private non-for-profit agency dedicated to
protecting the legal rights of students and individuals with disabilities 


The IEP as the Cornerstone of the Special Education Process
​"The IEP is a strategic planning document that should be far reaching in its impact. An IEP identifies a student’s unique needs and how the school will strategically address those needs. IEPs identify how specially designed instruction will be provided in the context of supporting students in general education curriculum and in reaching the same learning standards as nondisabled students. IEPs guide how the special education resources of a school will be configured to meet the needs of the students with disabilities in that school. IEPs identify how students will be incrementally prepared for adult living. IEPs also provide an important accountability tool for school personnel, students and parents. By measuring students’ progress toward goals and objectives, schools should use IEPs to determine if they have appropriately configured how they use their resources to reach the desired outcomes for students with disabilities." - source


CONGRESS FINDS: "Disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes the right of individuals to participate in or contribute to society. Improving educational results for children with disabilities is an essential element of our national policy of ensuring equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities" -IDEA 1400(c)(1)

PURPOSE: "to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living..." -IDEA 1400(d)(1)(a)

Federal Education Laws and Regulations 

IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 
Federal Statute 20 USC Chapter 33-source: Cornell
​Part 300's IDEA Federal Regulations

No Child Left Behind Federal Statue 20 USC Chapter 70
-source: Cornell

New York State Education Laws and Regulations 

NYS Consolodated Laws go to EDN Education scroll down to article 89

Commissioners Regulations Part 100 info about elem, middle, high schools, nclb 

Commissioners Regulations Part 200 special education

Commissioners Regulations Part 201 

​procedural safegaurds for students with disabilities subject to disciplinary action

Helpful Frequently Used Guidance and Memos Federal and NYS

Common Core

Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy 

Common Core Learning Standards for Mathematics

Common Core Learning Standards, CCSS, Shifts and Resources

Universal Design for Learning and Common Core