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New York State Education Department http://www.nysed.gov/
New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/cores.html
Regents Review / Extra Help
Just Math Tutoring Free Math Videos! http://www.justmathtutoring.com/
Geometry constructions and demonstrations on http://mathopenref.com
Regents Review 2.0. Regents Review 2.0 is produced by The New York Network, a service of the State University of New York, in collaboration with the Association of Public Broadcasting Stations of New York.
Past Regents Exams : From the New York State Department of Education Office of Assessments. http://www.nysedregents.org/
Regents Exam Prep Center – Oswego City School District
Welcome to the Oswego City School District Regents Exam Prep Center!
The goal of this nonprofit site is to help high school students meet the New York State Regents requirements in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. This project is supported by a federally-funded Title III Technology Literacy Challenge Grant and the Learning Technology Grant. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for improving the site. http://www.regentsprep.org/Regents.cfm
AP Central – Exam Information
What’s Here: Click on the link above to access AP Exam overviews, as well as sample multiple-choice questions, free-response questions, and portfolio samples for AP Studio Art. http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/exam/exam_information/index.html
Suffolk County Public Libraries:
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College Related Information
American College Test
The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.
College Board/ AP, PSAT-NMSQT, SAT,
Register for the SAT
Scholastic Aptitude Test
Get test dates, registration information and more
The Common Application serves over 1 million students and school officials annually through our free online First-Year and Transfer applications. Our membership of over 500 public and private colleges and universities represents the full diversity of four-year higher education in the US and, increasingly, overseas
FASTWEB.COM – Fastweb is a good resource to utilize for scholarship searches. http://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships
National Collegiate Athletic Association
College-bound Student Athlete
TEST ASSESSING SECONDARY COMPLETION – TASC
Formerly known as the GED Exam
SPECIAL EDUCATION AND SPECIAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT, THERAPY, SCHOOLS, SOFTWARE:
RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS WITH LEARNING DIFFERENCES
ISER helps parents of children / teens with LD find schools and help for attention deficit disorder, educational assessments, therapy, advocacy, teen crisis, more
The Alliance Project Links Page
A large list of disability resources on the web, subdivided into sections for easy browsing.
Circle of Inclusion
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
Family Center on Technology and Disability
The Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) created the Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD) to provide information about assistive technologies to organizations that work with the families of children with disabilities. Online you can access monthly newsletters, online discussions, and other resources as they are produced. Through the membership database you can search for organizations by state, target disability(ies) and type of organization. The AT database provides reviews of books, articles, studies, and other resources that address a wide array of technologies and disabilities.
Get Ready to Read
An Early Literacy screening initiative started by NCLD for parents, educators, healthcare professionals and advocates.
Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)
(Federal Special Education Law)
Nonverbal Learning Disorders
NLD is a neurological disorder which originates in the right hemisphere of the brain. Reception of nonverbal or performance-based information governed by this hemisphere is impaired in varying degrees, causing problems with visual-spatial, intuitive, organizational, evaluative, and holistic processing functions.
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The Act is the most sweeping reform of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) since ESEA was enacted in 1965. It redefines the federal role in K-12 education and will help close the achievement gap between disadvantaged and minority students and their peers.
National Center for Improved Practice in Special Education through Technology, Materials, and Media:
Working with state and local education agencies across the country, including many major cities, the center provides technical assistance, designs intensive professional development programs that improve teaching and assessment, enhances the leadership capacity of district and school administrators, engages families in their children’s education, and assists with community-building efforts.
CHADD is the national organization representing the interests of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It has chapters throughout the U.S., and an active national office located in Washington, D.C. Its website has various resources related to ADHD, to CHADD and to IDEA. Matt Cohen is the President-Elect of CHADD.
The Council of Parents Attorneys and Advocates is a two year old organization which has brought together attorneys and advocates who represent parents in disputes with school districts. Its website provides access to various advocacy information, as well as listing information about its annual conference. Matt Cohen is on the board of COPAA.
PACER is a Minnesota Parent Training and Information Center, short for Parent Advocacy Center for Educational Rights, which has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education to provide technical assistance to the other Parent Training Centers around the U.S. Its website has lots of information on IDEA ’97 and on special education advocacy.
ADDA is the Attention Deficit Disorder Association. It provides support groups and resource information focussed on, though not limited to the needs of adults with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Project Choices is a technical support project funded by the Illinois State Board of Education to provide assistance to parents and schools interested in implementing inclusive educational practices within their schools.
Epilepsy Foundation of America has a website with information on epilepsy and the activities of the organization.
LD Online provides excellent, up to the day, information on research, legislation, cases, conferences and other practical information on learning disabilities and other disability related material.
TASH is The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps. It is composed of persons with severe disabilities, their family members, and professionals who work with them.
United Cerebral Palsy is located at: http://www.ucpa.org/
NASDSE is the National Association of State Directors of Special Education. They have many resources on their list, access to up-to-date information on legislative developments in Washington, various position papers and resources, including a download site for the new IDEA Regulations.
The Association for Mental Retardation is a nationwide group, including consumers and professionals, that is recognized for setting the standards for diagnosing mental retardation and for providing appropriate planning and services for persons with mental retardation.
NICHCY is a national disability information clearinghouse. It has succinct, readable articles on all major disabilities and on various aspects of parent advocacy, including excellent summaries of parents’ rights under the special education laws.
Acronyms used in the field of Special Education:
Dr. Leslie Packer’s web site on Tourette Syndrome has a lot of useful information on it:
The following links provide access to legal resources which will be of use to anyone doing special education advocacy. Several relate to federal law, while others relate specifically to New York law. Individuals in states other than New York can likely find similar materials in their states by contacting their State Education Agency, also known as State Board of Education, Department of Public Instruction or the like.
The United States Department of Education has a website, which provides access to a variety of legal resources, announcements on departmental initiatives, interpretive materials and so on. It can be found at:
The federal special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1401 Et. Seq., can be found at:
The federal regulations interpreting the IDEA can be found at:
The Code of Federal Regulations, which contains all federal regulations, can be found at:
New York Resources
The New York State Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities:
The New York State Board of Education web site can be found at:
New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. OMRDD’s Mission is to coordinate and provide services for people with developmental disabilities and their families and to conduct research into the causes and prevention of developmental disabilities:
REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION Pursuant to Sections 207, 3214, 4403, 4404 and 4410 of the Education Law PART 200 –STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:
REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION Pursuant to Sections 207, 3214, 4403, 4404 and 4410 of the Education Law PART 201 – PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINE:
The New York State Board of Education list of approved private schools on Long Island can be found at:
Parent to Parent of New York State connects and supports parents of children with disabilities: