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Parent and Family Resources A-Z


Looking for a resource that isn't listed on this page? Please contact web administrator Brooks Brown for assistance.



Current school year information

Click here to view location and contact information for the current school year.

Capital Region BOCES testing transparency report

You may view the report by clicking here.


Committees on Special Education (CSE)

School district committees on special education (CSE) help determine eligibility and appropriate services, provided by the BOCES Special Education Division as well as other sources. If you have questions or concerns about your child/teens development or special educational needs, the CSE staff in your home school district can provide many of the answers you need.   


Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC)

The Capital District/North Country Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC) is a New York State Education Department funded project that provides information, referral and support to families and professionals, community agencies and school districts.

Services include:
  • Providing information to families regarding child development, behavior, special needs and school related issues.
  • Information and referral for families
  • Matching services to children and families
  • Follow-up to families to ensure appropriate services are accessed.
  • Workshops for parents on topics such as understanding and preparing for the changes as their children move through early intervention services to preschool and to kindergarten;
  • Technical assistance/training for school districts related to preschool special education.  


Family resources

At the following links, you'll find a selection of workshops, fun activities for children, teens and families, local organizations and reference materials on topics related to special education. Please make sure to check this space frequently, and see how it grows!


In the event of an emergency

In the event of an emergency, every effort will be made to contact parents and guardians by phone. Additionally, information will be posted to the homepage of the Capital Region BOCES website and through the Capital Region BOCES Facebook page page and Twitter account (@CapRegBOCES).


New York State Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)

ACCES-VR/Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (formerly known as VESID) offers access to a full range of employment and independent living services that may be needed by persons with disabilities through their lives. Through its administration of vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs, VR coordinates policy and services relating to:

  • transition services for students with disabilities from school to adult services;
  • vocational rehabilitation services for working age individuals with disabilities;
  • independent living services for people with disabilities of all ages; and
  • business services for hiring a qualified diverse workforce.  


Our publications


Parents Bill of Rights

The Parents Bill of Rights is now available, a posting required by the New York State Board of Education. Click here to open the document in PDF format.



Release of student directory information

Capital Region BOCES has an opt-out policy regarding the release of student directory information. You can find details here.


Sports & Rec programs and supports for children with special needs and their families

Looking to connect in fun and active ways with other families of children with special needs? In the following publication, youll find a host of possibilities for you and your child, teen or young adult:


Summer camps for children with disabilities (national database)

  • Can be refined by disability and location -- click here



  • Transportation is provided by the home school district of each student. Click here for contact information for those districts.




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