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Special Education Resources for Families

Concerned about your child's growth or development?

The district's Committees on Preschool and School-Age Special Education (CPSE/CSE) are responsible for ensuring that parents are aware of the opportunities available for evaluation of children (ages 3 and up) who are suspected of having a disability, and for services to young children with disabilities.

The committee consists of representatives from preschool special education agencies, county administrators, parents and district staff. All recommendations for services are made to the Board of Education.

If you have concerns about your child's development, or would like more information, contact Susan Casper, BKW Committee on Preschool/School-Age Special Education (CPSE/CSE) at (518) 872-2030.


Special Education organizations & resources

Parent Guide to Special Education

Click here to view this helpful publication from the New York State Education Department.


New York State Office of People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) provides families with a variety of services such as respite, family reimbursement, recreation, counseling, training and support. For more information, click here to visit the OPWDD web site.


Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC)

ECDC is a regional technical assistance center for the State Education Department, located at Syracuse University’s Center on Human Policy, that provides information, referral and support to families, professionals and community agencies concerned with young children birth to five. Click here to visit ECDC's website.


Parent to Parent of New York State

Parent to Parent of New York State is a resource for information about the transition from pediatric-based medical care to adult care for children with special needs.  Click here to visit Parent to Parent of NYS's Capital Region website.



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