Resources for parents
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families now have a single comprehensive resource to go to for important information on ASD and New York State (NYS) services available to address the needs of these individuals and their families. New York ACTS (An Initiative for Adults and Children on the Spectrum) is a web site developed by the New York State Interagency Task Force on Autism, a partnership of 11 State agencies. In addition to information on autism and NYS services and supports for individuals and families, New York ACTS provides information on NYS autism initiatives, important laws, events and trainings across the State, news stories related to ASD and provides answers to frequently asked questions as well as includes profiles of NYS citizens of all ages living with ASD.
For more information, visit the NYACTS Web site
Information from the NYS Education Department on
Read information about the Local Diploma safety net options for students with disabilities who enter Grade 9 in September 2011 and thereafter. View the memo (PDF)
Long Island Special Education
Learn more about the new special education parent center (PDF)