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

235 Hoosick Street, Troy, New York 12180

Materials from the Conference 


The State of the State on Special Education

Christopher Suriano, Assistant Commissioner

Office of Special Education

New York State Education Department

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


New York State Special Education Task Force presents

The 22nd Annual Special Education Conference