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School Programs and Resources

Applying for Special Education

If you want your child to be evaluated for special education services, you must make a referral with the Department of Education.

Referral process for evaluating your child for special education services

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The Individualized Education Program (IEP)

The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written statement of the Department of Education’s plan to provide your child with special education services in the least restrictive environment.

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District 75 Schools

District 75 provides citywide educational, vocational, and behavior support programs for students with different disabilities. Programs are available in district school buildings, specialized schools, agencies, hospitals, and in homes.

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INCLUDEnyc works to bring equity and access to young people with all disabilities in NYC by providing them and their families the resources and support they need.

They have an extensive list of resources for learning and school, family support, parenting and advocacy, employment, and social resources.

Directory of INCLUDEnyc Resources

INCLUDEnyc Helpline

INCLUDEnyc has a help line with specialists that can provide in-depth, one-to-one help and referral information.

Hours: Monday - Thursday from 9:00AM to 3:00PM

  • English Phone: 212-677-4660
  • English Text: 646-693-3175
  • Llame: 212-677-4668
  • Texto: 646-693-3157

INCLUDEnyc Helpline Information

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ASD Nest Program

The ASD Nest Program is a partnership between the NYCDOE and New York University’s (NYU) ASD Nest Support Project. This program serves students with ASD and typically developing students in a reduced class-size Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) model. There are two teachers (one special education teacher and one general education teacher) in each class.

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ASD Horizon Program

The ASD Horizon Program was developed by the NYCDOE in collaboration with the New England Center for Children (NECC). This program serves students with ASD in a Special Class (SC), with one special education teacher and one classroom paraprofessional for every eight students (8:1:1).

Information on ASD Nest and Horizon Programs

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