Who Should Attend?
 The New York State Special Ed Task Force is committed to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for students with disabilities. All conference sessions are intended to benefit all special education stakeholders including parents, school personnel, students, service professionals, policy makers, and other stakeholders.  
All are welcome!


Conference is FREE
but you MUST register no later than
April 27, 2021. 
Donations encouraged to offset costs of accommodations for people with disabilities.


The New York Special Education Task Force is pleased to announce the recordings of all conference sessions are now available on the

 SETF YouTube channel.  


Workshop Sessions & Materials

9:15 - 10:30

10:45 - Noon

  • Session A2:  Including Students in Extracurricular & Community Activities
  • Session B2:  Supporting Staff and Families’ Mental Health During COVID-19
  • Session C2:  Your Dream, Your Team: Creating Career Pathways for Students with Disabilities

2:30 - 3:45

  • Session A3:  Dyslexia Demystified:  Best Practices for Identification & Intervention
  • Session B3:  Best Practices for Virtual CSE Meetings
  • Session C3:  Disability Champions: Building a Network for Community Mentoring at Transition and Beyond



New York State Special Education Task Force 

​​The 23rd Annual VIRTUAL

Special Education Conference


Keynote Panel 

Beyond Surviving:
The Road to Thriving for
Students with Disabilities in a
Post-Pandemic World 


Amber Benedict, Ph.D., Arizona State University
Shanna E. Hirsch, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Clemson University
Jonte’ C. Taylor, Ph.D, Pennsylvania State University
Loretta Mason-Williams, Ph.D., Binghamton University



Special Requests/Accommodations:
Please submit request to Ila.Casela@drny.org no later than April 14, 2021


Special Education Task Force Conference

Sponsored By

Contact: Ila Casela 518-512-4909 or Ila.Casela@drny.org 

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