Beyond Access Series

Super Summer 2024: Exploring Summer Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

Beyond Access Series Online Event Details

  • Date: Monday, April 15, 2024  
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  
  • Topic: Super Summer 2024: Exploring Summer Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
  • Platform/Registration Link:  Zoom 
  • Language Access: Spanish, Mandarin, and Haitian Creole-speaking families will have access to interpreters via a conference call line. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will also be available. 
  • Hosted by: NYCPS Special Education Office

What we will talk about  

  • Explore Summer Opportunities for IEP Students: Learn about the Extended School Year (ESY) and Summer Rising program for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), including those in District 75 or enrolled in Autism Nest and Horizon programs, as well as students in Temporary Housing.
  • Discover Transportation Accommodations: Learn about eligibility and transportation accommodations, ensuring students with 10-month transportation recommendations have access to safe and reliable travel to and from their Summer Rising programs.
  • Understand Additional Accommodations: Find out about health or nursing support available during the Summer Rising program and support for students requiring a behavioral paraprofessional. We'll also explain how the Summer Rising Accommodation Plan is prepared, parent participation, and communicated.
  • Access Support & Resources: Learn about accessing support and resources.

Language support  

Spanish, Mandarin, and Haitian Creole-speaking families will have access to interpreters via a conference call line. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will also be available.

Transition and Postsecondary Pathways for Students with Disabilities

Beyond Access Series Online Event Detail

  • Date: Monday, May 6, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Topic: Transition and Postsecondary Pathways for Students with Disabilities
  • Language Access: Spanish, Mandarin and Haitian Creole-speaking families will have access to interpreters via a conference call line. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will also be available.
  • Hosted by: NYCPS Special Education Office
  • Registration Link: Zoom

What we will talk about

During this session, participants will learn about transition planning and postsecondary readiness for students with disabilities. This includes a robust discussion of measurable postsecondary goals, annual goals, and transition planning in elementary, middle, and high school. Participants will also learn about available support from their schools and central offices.

From Application to Admissions: Understanding Various Specialized Programs for Students with Disabilities

Beyond Access Series Online Event Detail

What we will talk about

Discover NYC Public Schools Specialized Programs for students with IEPs.

  • Explore specialized autism programs such as Nest, Horizon, and AIMS, which focus on enhancing academic, communication, and social skills for autistic learners, supported by comprehensive training and collaborative efforts involving caregivers.
  • Learn about the Academics, Career, and Essential Skills Program (ACES), designed for holistic student development across Districts 1-32, emphasizing modified academic frameworks and individualized support.
  • Hear about Bilingual Special Education (BSE) for English Language Learners, the IREAD Program and South Bronx Literacy Academy addressing reading struggles, the Path program for social and emotional support, and Inclusive Educational Programs for students currently attending District 75.
  • Access Support & Resources: Learn about accessing support and resources.

Impartial Hearing Orders: How do they get implemented?

Beyond Access Series Online Event Detail

  • Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Topic: Impartial Hearing Orders: How do they get implemented?
  • Language Access: Spanish, Mandarin and Haitian Creole-speaking families will have access to interpreters via a conference call line. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will also be available.
  • Hosted by: NYCPS Special Education Office
  • Registration Link: Zoom

What we will talk about

The Impartial Hearing Order Implementation Unit (IHOIU) of the Office of the General Counsel and the Bureau of Non-Public School Payables (BNPSP) of the Division of Financial Operations is providing this training for parents and parent representatives to learn about the implementation process. Once an impartial hearing order is issued by an impartial hearing officer and transmitted to the DOE, the process of implementation for awarded services and payments begins. We will talk about the steps that parents and parent representatives can take to support a smooth implementation process, including the submission of information and supporting documents.

Share this information with a family with a child with a disability 

Thank you for registering for this BAS event. Your participation is important to us, and we are eager to welcome you and your family. Feel free to share this invitation with other families who might benefit from learning more about special education.