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 - February 10;February 24; March 3; and March 10, 2014)
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 Education Department, P-12: Office of Special Education is pleased to announce the second in a series of webinars to be offered by the New York State Response to Intervention Technical Assistance Center on topics related to the development and implementation of RtI frameworks in schools across the State. These webinars are being offered as part of the new RtI Personnel Development Project.
Further information can be found at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/RTI/secondwebinars-TAC.htm or http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/timely.htm
The New York State Education Department, P-12: Office of Special Education is pleased to announce that a series of six webinar modules on the New York State (NYS) Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential is available at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/gradrequire.html.
The Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Centers (RSE-TASC) provide regional trainings on the NYS CDOS Commencement Credential. Contact information for RSE-TASC is available at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/techassist/rsetasc/locations.htm. You are encouraged to email questions regarding the NYS CDOS Commencement Credential to CDOScomment@mail.nysed.gov. Questions can also be directed to the Special Education Policy Unit at (518) 473-2878.