Preschool children with
The district Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) is responsible for ensuring that parents are aware of the opportunities available for evaluation of children ages 3 to 5 who are suspected of having a disability and for services to children with disabilities.
The committee consists of representatives from preschool special education agencies, county administrators, parents and the district. All recommendations for services are made to the Board of Education. For more information, contact Pupil Personnel Services at 382-1285/347-3600.
Students with disabilities
All recommendations for placement of students with disabilities are made to the Board of Education by the district Committee on Special Education (CSE). Local programs and local schools are used whenever possible to meet the child’s educational needs. Members of the Committee on Special Education include the director of Pupil Personnel Services, a district psychologist, speech therapists, special education teachers, parent representatives and the school physician when requested. For more information, call Pupil Personnel Services at 382-1285.
Parents of a child with disabilities who reside in the district and who are interested in serving on the CPSE or the CSE should contact the Pupil Personnel Services Office at 382-1285/347-3600.
Capital District Center for Independence
Capital District Center for Independence is a private not-for-profit (501(c)(3), community-based Independent Living Center (ILC), located in Albany, NY which provides non-residential services to over 1,250 people with disabilities annually living in the Greater Capital District of New York State.
The Center for Independence promotes independent living for people with disabilities through a wide variety of services, information, education outreach and trainings to people with disabilities. Services provided by the Center include advocacy and self-help instruction, which includes a peer-based approach to managing one’s affairs, the development of self-determination, decision-making skills, self-advocacy skills, assistance in day-to-day community participation, and other social roles to maintain or regain their independence in the community. The center's website is: http://www.CDCIweb.com/index.html