Office of Special Education
If you suspect your child has a disability, which adversely affects his/her educational performance, which may require special education supports and services and you are enrolling your child in a public or nonpublic school and seeking supports for your child while your child attends school, you may initiate a referral by writing to the Committee on Special Education (“CSE”) in this school district or where the nonpublic school is located.
Contact person if you suspect your child has a disability and is attending The Rhinebeck Central School District:
Emily Davison, Director of Special Education
Rhinebeck Central School District
P.O. Box 351
Rhinebeck New York, 12572
Voice: (845) 871-5570 ext. 5512
Fax: (845) 876-4963
- National Association of School Psychologists
Special Education: A Basic Guide for Parents
Educacio´n especial: gui´a ba´sica para los padres Special Education: A Basic Guide for Parents (Spanish)
The Office of New York States Special Education’s home within the State Education Department's Office of P-12 Education.
Special Education in New York State for Children Ages 3–21 A Parent’s Guide (English) May 2002
Educación Especial en el Estado de Nueva York para niños de 3 a 21 Años
Guía para los padres (Parents Guide in Spanish)
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