Useful Resources

 

Federal Legislation

The No Child Left Behind Act is a federal law to improve education for all children in schools while supporting the use of innovative strategies and resources in K-12 schools as well as the community. This is a website that will assist with provide an overview which points out parts of the law that are important for parents to know.  "Project Tomorrow" is an an example of one organization which is along similar guidelines.  *Click on the picture to the left to display this website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
    IDEA stands for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These websites discuss the accountability and expectations for children living with exceptionalities.   *Click on the pictures to the left to display this website

 

State Legislation

This website touches base on the Standards which are specific to New York State.  It also goes into detail regarding the curriculum, student assessment, instructional procedures, and much more.  *Click on the picture to the right to display this website
   
NYS also has their own website with links to every education topic imaginable, such as statistics by district, school-based health centers, and much much more. They even have a fun website for children! *Click on the pictures to the right to display this website  
LDA of New York State is a nationally affiliated non-profit parent/professional organization chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1958 to promote the education and general welfare of individuals with learning disabilities.  . *Click on the pictures to the right to display this website  

 

Local Legislation/Advocacy

The Rochester Education Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit foundation dedicated to raising resources and improving the lives and education of Rochester's city school children.  *Click on the picture to the left to display this website
 
The ARC of Monroe County offers comprehensive services for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families. *Click on the picture to the left to display this website
  The Advocacy Center provides consumer-driven services to support people with disabilities and their families in achieving their goals. Through information-sharing, individual advocacy support, independent service coordination and educational workshops, we advance people's knowledge of resources and help them to build life-long advocacy skills.  This agency works side-by-side with individuals with disabilities, their family members and others who care about them, to define and create a quality life of their choosing. *Click on the picture to the left to display this website

 

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