School and special education leaders wishing to develop and support a special education program quickly discover that the process is filled with many challenges. The NYC Special Education Collaborative, a membership program, aims to empower schools to develop world-class special education programs by providing training, professional development, resources, support and expert guidance.
In 2011, a consortium of borough-based special education cooperatives were merged into a city-wide membership organization committed to supporting quality education programs for students with disabilities.
This organization, the NYC Special Education Collaborative, focuses on assisting schools with starting and operating successful special education programs. The Collaborative currently includes over 170 charter schools in the New York City area with active membership of school leaders, special education coordinators, counselors, social workers and general education staff.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Specific benefit details for all four types of membership are available for download here.
- Program Support
Dedicated hours of support, technical assistance, and NYC DOE advocacy
Annual conference admission and seats at mini-conference series with national speakers
- Staff Training
Verbal de-escalation and restraint training, monthly instructional training, counseling staff support, and discounts to fee-based training
- Teacher Recruitment
Career fair table and job postings
Common Core IEP goal bank access, and access to online resource library