Resource Information

Special Education Laws & Student Rights:        

            -NYS Commissioner of Education Regulations Part 200 & 201

            -Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act

            -Individuals with Disabilities Act




Regulations of the Commissioner of Education NYS

Part 200 Students with Disabilities


Part 201 Procedural Safeguards for Students with Disabilities subject to discipline



IDEA & 504's:


Every Students Suceeds Act (ESSA)/ No Child Left Behind (NCLB):






Parent Resource Agencies:  

Parent Network of WNY is a community resource for families of individuals with special needs and for professionals who work with these families. Parent Network’s goal is to empower families to successfully advocate for their children with special needs and to see that they receive proper care and education by offering seminars, workshops, conferences, information and referral services and resources. Parent Network is designated as a Technical Assistance Parent Center by NYS Education Department and receives funding from several sources.

An online, searchable directory of programs specifically designed for people with developmental disabilities, their family members and service providers.

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Neighborhood Legal Services. NLS provides free legal services to persons with low-income and persons with disabilities. It also provides a wide range of technical assistance and support services. While the majority of its services are provided within the New York counties of Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming, NLS also provides disability-related services for all of Western New York and operates both a Statewide and National Assistive Technology Advocacy Project to assist persons with disabilities and the advocates and agencies that serve them.


 NYSED Resource List:


 NYSED Special Education Quality Assurance:


ONESEPTA Acronym List:   A comprehensive list for Special Education terms. 

ONESEPTA Top Ten Tips:   Helpful suggestions to "Stay on Top of Your Child's Education & Future"