State Goverment Agencies

New York State Education Department Special Education (NYSED)
Oversees the provision of special education services throughout New York State. Website has a variety of information pertaining to public and private schools applicable to both professionals and parents.

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)
ACCES-VR oversees special education and rehabilitation services in New York State. This is most applicable in accessing school-to-work transition services for youth and young adults who are deaf-blind.

The New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB)
The NYSCB supplies services and equipment to individuals of all ages who are legally blind. Each individual is assigned a counselor who oversees their case. Counselors work with specific age groups: 0-14 years, 14-21, and adults.

New York State Early Intervention Program
Regulates the provision of early intervention services throughout New York State. Useful information for families and professionals concerning the early intervention system in New York.

New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
OPWDD supports people with developmental disabilities in their efforts to enjoy meaningful relationships with friends, family and others in their lives; experience personal health and growth; live in the home of their choice; and fully participate in their communities.

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