Coordinating & Accessing Transition Services

This presentation will demystify peoples’ fears about transition and coverage, and encourage school districts and guardians to work together in securing these services. Panel members will address what obligations school districts have in helping students secure services, what obligations parents or guardians have in helping students secure services, what programs are available, and the interplay of household income with these services.

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Registration: 9:00 am – 9:30 am 
Program: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm


Debra K. Belkin, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist and Eligibility Coordinator, NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, Region 3 – Capital District DDRO 
Pam Brehm-Pisaillon
, Vocational Rehabilitation Coordinator, New York State Education Department – ACCES-VR Albany District Office 
Michelle Martin, Special Education Teacher and Transition Coordinator, Guilderland High School

Clifton Park - Halfmoon Library
475 Moe Road 
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Registration: Online at

Need additional information?

Contact Helen Charland at DRNY. or 518.512.4927

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Capital District Task Force

The Special Education Task Force is comprised of over 200 parent advocates, school district staff, attorneys and other individuals who specialize in Special Education Law, and work collaboratively to ensure that children with disabilities are educated in the least restrictive setting and receive a free and appropriate education. 

The Capital District Special Education Task Force includes Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schoharie, Schenectady, and Warren.

The Capital District Special Education Task Force has an online mail list to share information about upcoming events and to allow  Executive Councilmembers to share information with other Task Force members. In an effort to avoid overwhelming your inbox, use of the mail list is limited to notifications of task force events and cannot be used for other purposes.  To join the Capital District mail list, subscribe here and choose “Capital.District.Special.Ed.Task.Force” on the dropdown menu.  You will then receive an email request to confirm your subscription by following the link provided in the email.  It's as easy as that!  

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