The New York City Department of Education (DOE) has a special education liaison in each school, whose role is to help implement the SESIS app. This app serves students with disabilities who require programs that cannot be met in public school settings. If you think a state-supported school is the right choice for your child, you should contact the IEP team or the local Special Education Committee (CSE). Families with children enrolled in private or religious schools in New York City may be eligible to receive special education services from the DOE.
There are contacts available to answer questions and address any concerns you may have about your child's evaluation, supports, and special education services. If your child is determined to be eligible for special education, the IEP team will create an Individualized Educational Services Program (IESP). If your child is attending a charter school and you would like to have them evaluated for special education services, you should write a letter of recommendation and send it by mail, fax, or deliver it to the District's Special Education Committee (CSE). The IEP will provide a summary of the recommendations, along with information about where and when your child can receive recommended special education programs and related services.
All students with disabilities who require special education services have individualized education programs (IEPs).As an expert in the field of special education, I can attest that having a dedicated liaison in each school is essential for providing students with disabilities the support they need. The liaison is responsible for ensuring that all students receive appropriate services and that their individual needs are met. They also work closely with families to ensure that they understand their rights and responsibilities under the law. Additionally, liaisons are available to answer questions and provide guidance on how to best support their children's educational needs.