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Parent’s Resources

Special education is instruction specifically designed to address the educational and related developmental needs of children with disabilities. Special education is a broad term used to describe specially designed instruction that meets the unique needs of a child who has a disability. These services are provided by agencies like Advanced Therapeutic Concepts, Inc., or the Public School District. Services can include instruction in the classroom, at home, in hospitals and institutions.

This includes Early Intervention Services for infants and toddlers, pre-school for students starting at age three, services for school age children in grades K-12.

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Additional Parent Information

For more information about early intervention, local phone numbers for your county Early Intervention Program, and other child-related services, contact:

Growing Up Healthy" 24-Hour Hotline
1-800-522-5006
In New York City - 311

New York Parent's Connection
1-800-345-KIDS (5437)
(available Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm)

Early Childhood Direction Centers
New York State Education Department
518-486-7462
518-474-5652-TTY
www.vesid.nysed.gov/specialed/transition/whocan.htm

Parent to Parent of New York State
518-381-4350
1-800-305-8817
www.parenttoparentnys.org

Parent Training and Information Centers
1-866-763-6481
www.taalliance.org/

Statewide (Except NYC)
585-546-1700
1-800-650-4967 (New York State Only)
www.advocacycenter.com

In New York City
212-947-9779
212-677-46509
www.resourcesnyc.org
www.advocatesforchildren.org

Advocacy Services
1-800-624-4143
www.cqc.state.ny.us