NYASP News

Sep 21 2014

Operation Loudspeaker

Operation Loudspeaker!As promised, the NYASP Executive Board met this weekend to strategize and develop a plan to address the preschool issues, as well as protect and promote the profession of school psychology. There are multiple steps in this plan.Our ongoing conversations with NYSED Counsel's Office indicate that clarification will be released. However, there is still a lot of work to be done. We need to engage in an advocacy campaign with our representatives in Albany. This is where you need to help.NYASP has developed OPERATION LOUDSPEAKER. This campaign provides you with vital information on how your voices can be heard in Albany. However, importantly, the campaign provides a consistent message that we want to send to legislators. Consistency is important as we need to be unified in our focus. We offer these resources for you to use and SHARE with other interested parties. We need to be loud and proud during this election year.To access OPERATION LOUDSPEAKER, go to http://www.nyasp.org/word/operation_loudspeaker.docx or go to nyasp.org.NYASP's legislative committee will continue to work directly with NYSED and legislators in an effort to resolve these issues.
Jan 25 2014

Response to Intervention

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 24March 3; and March 10, 2014)

For more information, please see http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/RTI/thirdwebinars-TAC.htm and share as appropriate. Thank you.


Dec 11 2013

2013-14 Annual Registration of Students Classified as Legally Blind

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.


Dec 10 2013

Ecstasy Emergency Department Visits Increase

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. 


Nov 22 2013

Webinars - Response to Intervention

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