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Help Wanted 
Do you have 1-2 hours a week to make sure the SEPTA web site has updated and current info? Email me at Lisa Chidsey if you are interested. Thanks for lending a hand!

NYS Spec Ed
In our continuing effort to assist with transition to the required State forms for the individualized education program (IEP), prior written notice (PWN) and meeting notice, additional questions and answers have been posted with the training materials.

These forms are required for use in the 2011-12 school year which begins July 1, 2011. Please share this information as appropriate. Thank you.

Information to assist with employment
This disability services portal was developed to ensure that any person with a disability could quickly and easily identify services and other supports in New York State that might support them in moving toward employment. The service calculator does not determine eligibility but will generate a report of various agencies that may be able to provide services and supports to assist an individual with a disability in going to work.

Guidance on Technology for students with disabilities
On May 26, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights released guidance to elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education on the legal obligation to provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity to enjoy the benefits of technology. Visit the website for the full press release, dear colleague letters, and FAQ document:

Policy Briefs
The Office of Special Education has issued three policy briefs on the topics of: Functional Behavioral Assessments, Behavioral Intervention Plans and the Use of a Time Out Room.