The New York State Education Department, P-12: Office of Special Education is pleased to announce the third in a series of webinars to be offered by the New York State Response to Intervention (RtI) Technical Assistance Center on topics related to the development and implementation of RtI frameworks in schools across the State. (Dates of Webinars - ; ; ; and )
For more information, please see http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/RTI/thirdwebinars-TAC.htm and share as appropriate. Thank you.
The annual American Printing House for the Blind census program is administered by the New York State Resource Center located in Batavia, New York. The form and instructions for the annual census of NEW students who are legally blind are now available athttp://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/applications/APHregistration-Dec13.htm.
According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), the estimated number of emergency department (ED) visits involving Ecstasy in patients younger than 21 years old increased 128 percent, from 4,460 visits in 2005 to 10,176 visits in 2011. In each year from 2005 to 2011, an average of 33 percent of ED visits among those younger than 21 that involved Ecstasy also involved alcohol. The increase in ED visits involving Ecstasy in this population is a cause for concern due to the serious health risks involved with Ecstasy use and the higher potential for abuse when Ecstasy is mixed with alcohol.
The New York State Board of Regents has approved regulations that establish an important new exiting credential for students with disabilities. Beginning with the 2013-14 school year and thereafter, students with disabilities will be able to earn a New York State Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential. This credential will recognize each individual student's preparation and skills for post-school employment. More information is available at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/CDOScredential-memo-613.htm. Please share as appropriate.