ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION and DUE PROCESS

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 NYS Dispute Resolution Association  (ADR)

Special Education Mediation/Dispute Resolution as opposed to filing a due process complaint for an impartial hearing. ADR is not and option for situations involving non-approved private schools and tuition reimbursement requests .


NYSED COMPLAINT PROCESS

When there is IEP or procedure non-compliance contact:

 Regional Associate Special Education Quality Assurance

Long Island Office: (631) 952-3352 

or you can file a State Complaint:

 NYS State Complaint Procedure

in relation to educating students with disabilities Q&A 


 NYS Sample Due Process Complaint Form 

to request impartial hearing when you disagree with CSE change of service recommendation (we recommend consulting with an attorney)

 

504 COMPLAINT PROCESS

FILE A 504 NON-COMPLIANCE COMPLAINT

Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Technical Assistance

New York Office Office for Civil Rights         U.S. Department of Education 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor New York, NY 10005-2500 Telephone: 646-428-3900 FAX: 646-428-3843; TDD: 800-877-8339 Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov

ORGANIZATIONS

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 Alternatives for Youth 

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates  

Disability Rights New York protection and advocacy

Nassau Suffolk Law Services free legal services for those that are income eligible 

​NYS Justice Center  for the protection of people with special needs

Office of Teaching Initiatives Check status of administrators, special education and regular education teachers, ​support staff ( including school psychologists, school social worker) 

Parent to Parent Long Island Chapter 

Partners In Policymaking free e-courses on the history of the disability movement

People First Language Disability is Natural

 School Refusal Christopher Kearney Journal of Family Practice 

SEE THROUGH NY Government payrolls, contracts, expenditures

SSI and SSDI Soical Security benefits for people with disabilities

Students and Self Determination 

Verifying NYS License check status of Licensed professionals  

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