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New York State Special Education Task Force presents

The 20th Annual Special Education Conference

​​Conference Attendee Registration Fee:

$75 Professionals
$35 Parents and Family Members 
(individual, family member, or members of Task Force Executive Council)

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided

Your registration is not complete until we receive both your registration form and payment.

Register Online:

Submit payment through the Online Payment button above or  contact us via email to submit payment through credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express).

Space is limited to first 200 paid registrations received.
Due to administrative restrictions refunds will not be issued.

If you have difficulty with online registration please contact (518) 432-7861 and speak with Megan Philip. 

Register by Mail:

Click and Print the Registration Form Here and mail the second page of the form to the address listed below. You must also submit payment by check or online.

Make check payable to "Disability Rights New York"

Mail check and the second page of the Registration Form to:
Disability Rights New York

Special Education Task Force Conference

725 Broadway, Suite 450

Albany, New York 12207

No. P.O. payments will be accepted.

Financial Aid

Disability Rights New York, through funding by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council offers fee reduction and/or fee waivers for individuals with disabilities and family members of individuals with disabilities. For more information please contact 518-432-7861 and speak with Megan Philip.

Vendor Table

If your organization is interested in becoming a vendor at this event please contact Tina Beauparlant at (518) 381-4370  or fill out the vendor registration form HERE.

​Conference Sponsored by:
Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
Disability Rights New York
Parent Network of the Capital   Region
Parent to Parent of NYS

Special Education Task Force Conference

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Friday, March  24, 2017
9:00 - 4:00
NEW LOCATION!  The Radisson

205 Wolf Road, Albany, NY  12205

(Registration begins at 8:15 am)

Space is limited— Register early!
Registrations must be received no later than March 19, 2017


Track 1: Transition to Adulthood

  • Demystifying Transition to Adulthood:  IDEA, 504 and Programs for Employment & College Bound Students
  • Making CDOS a Reality: Creating Work-Based Learning Experiences and Programs for All Students with Disabilities
  • Self-Determination:  Supported Decision Making & Other Alternatives to Guardianship

Track 2: Best Practices for Addressing Social, Emotional & Communication Needs

  • Addressing Trauma: Overview and Practical Strategies
  • Emotional Regulation & Social Thinking
  • Effective Communication for Students with Speech, Hearing & Visual Disabilities: Rights and Best Practices

Keynote Panel:

My Voice Matters:  Strategies for Student Participation in CSE Meetings

Panel:  Heather Green, Kristi Drinkwater & Students

Shenendehowa Central School District