• Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

      Many students with disabilities will require testing accommodations in order to participate in testing programs on an equal basis with their nondisabled peers. Such accommodations provide students with the ability to demonstrate skills and attainment of knowledge without being limited or unfairly restricted due to the effects of a disability. This manual provides information and tools to assist Committees on Special Education (CSEs) and Section 504 Committees in making appropriate decisions for determining needed testing accommodations for individual students with disabilities.

       
       
    • Rehabilitation Support Services

      Provide community based mental health and substance abuse services in 13 upstate NY counties.

       
       
    • Greystone Programs

      A privately run non profit providing essential services and opportunities to children, adults, and families with autism and other developmental disabilities.

       
       
    • Beautiful People Adaptive Sports

      A non profit organization  with a mission to build bridges between children with disabilities, their families and the broader community of Orange County by providing adaptive sports for children and young adults ages 5 and up.

       
       
    • Access: Supports for Living

      An organization devoted to the health of the people and communities of the Hudson Valley

       
       
    • New York State Department of Education

       
       
       
    • Adult Career & Continuing Ed Services: (formerly VESID)

      assists adults with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and independent living

       
       
    • Early Intervention/Committee on Preschool Education (Orange County Department of Health)

      The Early Intervention Program is available for children from birth to 2 years old. For information you can contact the Orange County Department of Health at (845) 360-6630, the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 1-800-522-5006 or
       
       
    • Parent's Guide to Special Education

      A Parent's Guide to Special Education for children, ages 3-21.

       
       
    • A Parent's Quick Guide to the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA)

       
       
       
    • Parents United Learning the Special Education System

      provides parents of children with disabilities with information and resources in the area

       
       
    • Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc

      provides free mental health services including public education and direct services

       
       
    • Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

      provides comprehensive, civil legal services for individuals and families who cannot afford legal services when basic human needs are at stake

       
       
    • Independent Living, Inc

      a nonprofit agency controlled by people with disabilities that provides a wide range of programs and services

       
       
    • Dispute Resolution Council

      A private non-profit agency that provides mediation services, educational programs, training and workshops, group facilitation, arbitration and consultation