New York State Special Education Parent Centers 

There are 14 Special Education Parent Centers across New York State. These centers will provide parents of children with disabilities with information, resources, and strategies to:

  • promote their meaningful involvement in their children's education programs, including information regarding the special education process (referrals, individual evaluations and individualized education program development and transition planning);
  • assist in understanding their children's disabilities;
  • promote early resolution of disputes between parents and school districts;
  • promote the use of resolution sessions and special education mediation;
  • assist in understanding procedural due process rights, including the right to impartial hearings and appeals and the State complaint process; and
  • enhance parents' skills and levels of confidence to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other schools and other stakeholders to advocate and actively participate in their children's education program.

Please contact the Parent Center located nearest you for assistance.

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/techassist/parentcenters.htm


Long Island Region

Long Island Parent Center 
Center for Community Inclusion
Brentwood Campus, Long Island University
100 Second Avenue
Brentwood, New York 11717 
516-589-4562 
613-952-0809 Fax 
http://www.liparentcenterliu.orgexternal link 

Contact: Helene Fallon, Project Coordinator 
helene.fallon@liu.edu

Region served: Long Island
Covers the following BOCES: Suffolk; Nassau


Brooklyn

INCLUDEnyc (formerly Resources for Children with Special Needs) 
In collaboration with United We Stand of NY 
116 E. 16th Street, 5th floor 
New York, New York 10003 
212-677-4660 (English)
212-677-4668 (Spanish) 
212-254-4070 Fax
http://www.includenyc.org external link

Contact: Megan DaPisa-Keita , Manager of Parent Information and Training
mdapisa@includenyc.org

Renee Becerra, Coordinator of Parent Information and Training rbecerra@includenyc.org

Region served: NYC - Brooklyn


Manhattan

INCLUDEnyc (formerly Resources for Children with Special Needs)
116 E. 16th Street, 5th floor 
New York, New York 10003 
212-677-4660 (English)
212-677-4668 (Spanish) 
212-254-4070 Fax
http://www.includenyc.org external link

Contact: Megan DaPisa-Keita, Manager of Parent Informaiton and Training
mdapisa@includenyc.org

Renee Becerra, Coordinator of Parent Information and Training rbecerra@includenyc.org

Region served: NYC - Manhattan


Staten Island

Parent to Parent NY, Inc. 
Staten Island Special Education Parent Center 
1050 Forest Hill Road 
Staten Island, NY 10314 
718-494-4872
718-494-4805 Fax
https://parenttoparentnyinc.org/home.html external link

Contact: Joanne Vitale, Project Coordinator 

Region served: NYC - Staten Island


Bronx

INCLUDEnyc (formerly Resources for Children with Special Needs)
116 E. 16th Street, 5th floor 
New York, New York 10003 
212-677-4660 (English)
212-677-4668 (Spanish) 
212-254-4070 Fax
http://www.includenyc.orgexternal link

Contact: Megan DaPisa-Keita , Manager of Parent Information and Training
mdapisa@includenyc.org

Renee Becerra, Coordinator of Parent Information and Training rbecerra@includenyc.org 

Region served: NYC - Bronx


Queens

INCLUDEnyc (formerly Resources for Children with Special Needs)
In collaboration with United We Stand of NY 
116 E. 16th Street, 5th floor 
New York, New York 10003 
212-677-4660 (English)
212-677-4668 (Spanish) 
212-254-4070 Fax
http://www.includenyc.orgexternal link 

Contact: Megan DaPisa-Keita , Manager of Parent Information and Training
mdapisa@includenyc.org

Renee Becerra, Coordinator of Parent Information and Training rbecerra@includenyc.org

Region served: NYC - Queens


Western Region

Parent Network of Western New York
1000 Main St 
Buffalo, NY 14202 
716-332-4170 Main number 
716-332-4171 Fax 
716-332-4175 
http://www.parentnetworkwny.org/ external link

Contact: Susan Barlow, Executive Director 
srb@parentnetworkwny.org 

Covers the following BOCES:  Erie 1; Erie 2 (Chautauqua-Cattaraugus); Orleans-Niagara-Cattaraugus-Allegany; Buffalo School District


Southern Tier Region

Southern Tier Independence Center, Inc.
135 Frederick St
Binghamton, NY 13904
607-724-2111
http://www.stic-cil.orgexternal link

Contact: Sue Lozinak
susanl@stic-cil.org

Covers the following BOCES: Broome-Delaware Tioga; Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego; Otsego-Northern Catskills; Greater Southern Tier 1


Mid-State Region

Syracuse University Parent Advocacy Center (SUPAC)
Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies 

Syracuse University 
805 S. Crouse Avenue 
Room 110 Hoople 
Syracuse, NY 13244 
315-443-4336 
877-824-9555 (Toll Free) 
315-443-4338 Fax
http://www.supac.org/ external link

Contact: Amy Zogby, Director 
aezogby@syr.edu

Covers the following BOCES: Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego; Madison-Oneida; Oneida-Herkimer-Madison; Oswego County; Onondaga-Cortland-Madison; Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga; Cayuga-Onondaga and Syracuse City School District


Hudson Valley Region

The Westchester Institute for Human Development 
Cedarwood Hall, Room A106 
Valhalla, NY 10595 
914-493-7665
914-493-8118 Fax
http://www.hvsepc.orgexternal link

Contact: Naomi Brickel, Director
nbrickel@wihd.org

Covers the following BOCES: Dutchess; Orange-Ulster; Putnam-Northern Westchester; Rockland; Southern Westchester; Sullivan; Ulster and Yonkers City School District


Mid-West Region

Starbridge 
1650 South Ave 

Rochester, NY 14620 
1-800-650-4967 
585-546-1700 
585-546-7069 Fax 
http://www.starbridgeinc.org/external link

Contact: Jenny Hutkowski 
jhutkowski@starbridgeinc.org

Covers the following BOCES:  Genesee Valley; Monroe 1; Monroe 2 -Orleans; Ontario-Seneca-Yates-Cayuga-Wayne; and Rochester City School District


Eastern Region

Wildwood Programs Inc.
Parent Network of the Capital Region 
1190 Troy Schenectady Road 
Latham, NY 12110 
518-640-3320 
518-640-3401 Fax
http://www.pncrny.org/external link

Contact:  Liz DeLibero, Project Coordinator
 ldelibero@pncrny.org

Covers the following BOCES: Capital Region; Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery; Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex; Questar III


Eastern North Country Region

Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country 
194 US Oval
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Malone: 518-481-7281
Tupper Lake: 518-359-8167
Plattsburgh: 518-561-4999

Contact: Debbie Collette-Cromp
teachingimprovesperformance@gmail.com

Covers the following BOCES: Clinton-Essex-Warren-Washington; and Franklin-Essex-Hamilton


Central North Country Region

Learning Disabilities Association of Mohawk Valley
201 Court Street 
Suite 102 
Watertown, NY 13601 
315-785-9440 

Contact:  Michelle Wojcikowski
mwojcikowski@rcil.com

Covers the following BOCES: St. Lawernce-Lewis; and Jefferson-Lewis-Hamilton-Herkimer-Oneida


Federal Parent Center Website: http://nysparentnetwork.org external link