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Nov 14 2013

CDOS Commencement Credential Modules

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.


Oct 25 2013

Consent Form Translations

The sample consent form related to parental consent for the use of public benefits or insurance pursuant to IDEA is now available in Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Russian and Haitian-Creole and can be found at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/parentconsent-July2013-att3.htm.

Oct 17 2013

October is National Bully Prevention Month

In addition to our Bully Prevention Toolkit, there will be related workshops at the conference. Also, our Bullying Prevention Specialist Certification Program is now available.

Jul 26 2013

Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential

A recorded webinar providing information on the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential, the high school exiting credential for students with severe disabilities taking the New York State Alternate Assessment, is available at: http://usny.nysed.gov/videos/p12/Exiting_Credential.wmv and included at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/gradrequire.html.   The size and length of the video is 405 MB, 33 minutes.

We recommend that you have the related guidance document available while listening to the webinar.  This guidance can be found at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/SACCmemo.htm. Please share as appropriate.

Jul 01 2013

Policy Memorandum - CDOS Commencement Credential

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.