Central New York Task Force

Upcoming Events


About the Central New York Task Force

The Central New York Task Force is committed to improving educational access and outcomes for students with disabilities through a collaborative regional and statewide network of stakeholders representing a variety of perspectives in addressing the special education needs of students in Onondaga, Oneida, Oswego, Madison, Cayuga counties, as well as New York State.


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The Central New York Special Education Task Force has an online mail list to share information about upcoming events and to allow  Executive Council members to share information with other Task Force participants . 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 Central New York email list, subscribe here and choose “Central NY.SpecialEd.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!  


You may also subscribe to any or all of the other regional special ed task force lists, but you will need to do so one at a time.


Understanding the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and the Implementation


Thursday, October 18, 2018

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Location: Liverpool Library

in the Carman Community Room

310 Tulip Street, Liverpool, NY 13088


The IEP is the cornerstone of the special education process. "Understanding the IEP" walks families through the New York State standard IEP form and helps them to understand the various components of the IEP, how it impacts their child's education program, who writes the IEP, and what individualized means. "Understanding the IEP" will also provide families with tips and tools to participate in the IEP development process to help promote positive education outcomes.


Presenter: Kristine P. O'Brien, Parent Outreach Specialist, has been with the Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center since 2010. She is an enthusiastic and inspiring speaker and has become the lead trainer at SUPAC. Kristine has both personal and professional knowledge as an effective advocate and partner with school districts. She has seen firsthand, working with her son's own school team, the benefits of a collaborative approach. Her passion for helping families navigate the special education process is evident in all aspects of her work. Kristine is an active member in many local community organizations including her school districts Parent Teacher Group and her long standing involvement with the Central New York Autism Society of America.


Please register using the Google link: https://goo.gl/forms/Ys8udSUbLL5ki0Eg2

Read Flyer Here


For questions contact:
Dianne Pennings

dpennings@launchcny.org 315-720-9148


Katherine Teasdale-Edwards

kteasdale-edwards@scsd.us 315-435-4170​