Special Needs Resources

Inside Schools Video:

Touring Schools for your Special Needs Child

Parent Fact Sheet on Special Education Reforms:

parent-fact-sheet-special-ed-reform

The DOE’s “A Parent’s Guide to Special Education Services for School-Age Children”:

http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/SpecialEducation/tellmemore/parents-rights.htm

The UFT’s excellent parent fact sheet (in English and Spanish):

 http://www.uft.org/teaching/special-education-fact-sheet

Autism Resources:

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by Ellen Notbohm
1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger’s by Ellen Nohbohm and Veronica Zysk
Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs by Chantal Sicile-Kira and Temple Grandin

Join Brooklyn Special Kids:

This is a listserv for Brooklyn parents of EI, CPSE and CSE kids to share stories, information, referrals, and ask for advice and support.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BrooklynSpecialKids/

Other Sites to Visit:

http://arisecoalition.org/resources.php

http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/SpecialEducation/KeyDocuments/default.htm

http://www.resourcesnyc.org/

http://www.autismspeaks.org/

http://www.yai.org/agencies/nyl/

http://www.ahrcnyc.org/

http://yellowpagesforkids.com/

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