Friday, March 29, 2019
9:00a - 4:00p
 The Hilton Garden Inn

235 Hoosick Street, Troy, New York 12180

(Registration begins at 8:15 am)

Space is limited — Register early!
Registrations must be received no later than March 22, 2019


The State of the State on Special Education

Christopher Suriano, Assistant Commissioner

Office of Special Education

New York State Education Department


All sessions are specially designed to benefit parents, school personnel, self-advocates and service providers. 

Challenging Behavior: Functional Behavioral Assessments that Work

Gina Cosgrove, PsyD and Kelly Brock, M.S. Chelsea Place Psychological Services

Inclusion Works! Here's How...

Diana Lawrence-Brown, Ph.D, St. Bonaventure University

Pathways to Graduation

Jessica Barlow, Esq. and Jennifer Feeley, Esq., Disability Rights New York

Building Trust: Trauma-Informed Strategies that Work

Susan R.K. Jones, MSEd, Broome-Tioga BOCES

Restorative Practices and School Discipline: Addressing and Repairing Harm

Andrew Prinzing, Center for Restoration and Justice and Dina Thompson, Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition

The Ins and Outs of Testing Accommodations

Tara Moffett, Esq., Girvin & Ferlazzo, P.C. and Steve Oill, Parsons Child and Family Center

Students with Anxiety: Practical Strategies and Effective Partnerships

Emily Cicardi, LMHC, ECS Psychological Services

Sex Education and Students with Disabilities

Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood

Bullying & Students with Disabilities

Sara Mendicino, Esq., Disability Rights New York

Special Education Task Force Conference

​​​​Conference Attendee Registration Fee:

$80 Professionals
$40 Parents and Family Members
(individual or family member / Scholarships available)

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages.

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

Register Online: Registration Open

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 Ila Casela. 

Register by Mail: Registration Open 

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

Attn: Ila Casela

Special Education Task Force Conference

725 Broadway, Suite 450

Albany, New York 12207

No. P.O. payments will be accepted.

Due to administrative restrictions refunds will not be issued.


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 scholarships, please print and mail registration form along with a statement confirming you are an individual with a disability or a family member and send the form to or to Disability Rights New York at the mail address listed above. For more information please contact 518-432-7861 and speak with Ila Casela.

Vendor Tables:
Registration Open

If your organization is interested in becoming a vendor at this event use the "Registration Open" link above to complete the registration form.  The form should be emailed to or mailed to the attention of Ila Casela at Disability Rights New York's mailing address above. You may contact Ila Casela with questions at 518-432-7861. Registration will not be complete without payment. Payment may be made online by either selection "Non-Profit Vendor" or "For-Profit Vendor" in ticket payment form HERE. You may also mail a check paid to Disability Rights New York.

Conference Sponsored by:
NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
Disability Rights New York

New York State Special Education Task Force presents

The 22nd Annual Special Education Conference