EIP Transition Guidance - Appendix K - Other Programs and Resources for Young Children and Their Families

Special Education Training and Resource Centers (SETRCs)

SETRCs provide coaching and technical assistance to school districts based on the district's needs. There are 42 SETRC offices located throughout the state at each of the BOCES (except Western Suffolk BOCES) and in five major cities in the state. Many of the SETRCs have resource centers housing materials on a variety of topics related to disabilities that can be borrowed.

  • Albany
    Capital Region BOCES SETRC
    Maywood School
    1979 Central Avenue
    Albany, NY 12205
    Phone:(518) 464-6356
    Fax:(518) 464-6369
  • Auburn
    Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES SETRC
    5890 South Street Road
    Auburn, NY 13021
    Phone:(315) 253-0361
    Fax:(315) 255-3859
  • Bath
    Steuben-Allegany BOCES SETRC
    Bath High School - Room 438
    25 Ellas Avenue
    Bath, NY 14810
    Phone:(607) 776-6327
    Fax:(607) 776-6398
  • Binghamton
    Broome-Delaware-Tioga BOCES SETRC
    435 Upper Glenwood Road
    Binghamton, NY 13905-1699
    Phone:(607) 763-3362
    Fax:(607) 763-3474
  • Broadalbin
    Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES SETRC
    14 School Street
    Broadalbin, NY 12025
    Phone:(518) 883-6510
    Fax:(518) 883-6509
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo City SETRC
    85 Military Road
    Buffalo, NY 14207
    Phone:(716) 871-6074
    Fax:(716) 871-6055
  • Castleton
    10 Empire State Blvd.
    Castleton, NY 12033
    Phone:(518) 477-8771
    Fax:(518) 479-3230
  • Cheektowaga
    1050 Maryvale Drive
    Cheektowaga, NY 14225
    Phone:(716) 630-4240 or
    (716) 630-4721
    Fax:(716) 630-44716
  • Elmira
    Schuyler-Chemung-Tioga BOCES SETRC
    Instructional Support Center Bldg. 11
    459 Philo Road
    Elmira, NY 14903
    Phone:(607) 739-3581 x2455
    Fax:(607) 795-5310
  • Elmsford
    Westchester 2 BOCES SETRC
    Instructional Services Department
    2 Westchester Plaza
    Elmsford, NY 10523
    Phone:(914) 345-8500
    Fax:(914) 347-7304
  • Fairport
    Monroe 1 BOCES SETRC
    15 Linden Park
    Fairport, NY 14625
    Phone:(585) 249-7024
    Fax:(585) 218-6267
  • Fort Edward
    Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton- Essex BOCES SETRC
    27 Glik Road
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    Phone:(518) 746-3820
    Fax:(518) 746-3823
  • Fredonia
    Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES SETRC
    LoGuidice Center D Building
    Fredonia, NY 14063
    Phone:(716) 672-4371 x2057 or x22057
    Fax:(716) 672-2368
  • Herkimer
    Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES SETRC
    352 Gros Boulevard
    Herkimer, NY 13350-1499
    Phone:(315) 867-2082
    Fax:(315) 867-2087
  • Ithaca
    Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES SETRC
    555 Warren Road
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    Phone:(607) 257-1551 x276
    Fax:(607) 266-0611
  • LeRoy
    Genesee Valley BOCES SETRC
    80 Munson Street
    LeRoy, NY 14482
    Phone:(585) 344-7545
    Fax:(585) 344-7538
  • Liberty
    Sullivan BOCES SETRC
    6 Wierk Avenue
    Liberty, NY 12754
    Phone:(845) 292-0082 x131
    Fax:(845) 292-8694
  • Mexico
    Oswego BOCES SETRC
    County Route 64
    Mexico, NY 13114
    Phone:(315) 963-4320
    Fax:(315) 963-4369
  • Monroe
    Orange-Ulster BOCES SETRC
    Harriman Learning Center
    163 Harriman Heights Road
    Monroe, NY 10950
    Phone:(845) 781-4363 x10788
    Fax:(845) 774-8358
  • Newark
    Ontario-Seneca-Yates-Cayuga-Wayne BOCES SETRC
    131 Drumlin Court
    Maple Bldg.
    Newark, NY 14531
    Phone:(315) 332-7500
    Fax:(315) 332-7380
  • New Hartford
    Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES SETRC
    Box 70 Middle Settlement Road
    New Hartford, NY 13413
    Phone:(315) 793-8614
    Fax:(315) 736-4427
  • New Paltz
    Ulster BOCES SETRC
    Instructional Services
    175 Route 32 North
    New Paltz, NY 12561
    (845) 255-1402 x1374
    Fax:(845) 255-3836
  • New York
    New York City SETRC Central Office
    52Chambers Street, Room 2-08
    New York, NY 10007
    Phone:(212) 374-0339
    Fax: (212) 374-5901
  • Norwich
    Delaware-Chenango BOCES SETRC
    6678 County Road 32
    Norwich, NY 13815
    Phone:(607) 335-1320
    Fax:(607) 336-8201
  • Norwood
    St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES SETRC
    Learning Resource Center
    7229 State Highway 56
    Norwood, NY 13668
    Phone:(315) 353-6175
    Fax:(315) 353-2978
  • Olean
    Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming BOCES SETRC
    1825 Windfall Road
    Olean, NY 14760
    Phone:(716) 376-8224
    Fax:(716) 376-8448
  • Plattsburg
    Clinton-Essex-Warren-Washington BOCES SETRC
    Box 455
    Plattsburg, NY 12901
    Phone:(518) 561-0100 x309
    Fax:(518) 561-5624
  • Poughkeepsie
    Dutchess BOCES SETRC
    900 Dutchess Turnpike
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
    Phone:(845) 486-4840 x3023
    Fax:(845) 483-3648
  • Rochester
    Rochester City SETRC
    Central Administrative Offices
    131 West Broad Street
    Rochester, NY 14614
    Phone:(585) 262-8710
    Fax:(585) 262-8611
  • Sanborn
    Orleans-Niagara BOCES SETRC
    Conference Center
    4124 Saunders Settlement Road
    Sanborn, NY 14132
    Phone:(716) 731-4176 or
    Fax:(716) 731-2148
  • Saranac Lake
    Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES SETRC
    Adirondack Educational Center
    711 State Route 3
    Saranac Lake, NY 12983
    Phone:(518) 891-1330
    Fax:(518) 891-6043
  • Spencerport
    Monroe 2 - Orleans BOCES SETRC
    3599 Big Ridge Road
    Spencerport, NY 14559
    Phone:(585) 352-2443
    Fax:(585) 352-2659
  • Stamford
    Otsego-Northern Catskills BOCES SETRC
    Cyr Center
    Stamford, NY 12167
    Phone:(607) 652-1240
    Fax:(607) 652-1264
  • Syracuse
    Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES SETRC
    PO Box 4774
    Syracuse, NY 13221
    Phone:(315) 433-2645
    Fax:(315) 431-8495
    Syracuse City SETRC
    Teacher Center
    1153 W. Fayette Street - 2nd Floor
    Syracuse, NY 13204
    Phone:(315) 435-4685
    Fax: (315) 435-4218
  • Verona
    Madison-Oneida BOCES SETRC
    4937 Spring Road
    PO Box 168
    Verona, NY 13478
    Phone:(315) 361-5827
    Fax:(315) 361-5595
  • Wantagh
    Nassau County BOCES SETRC
    Rosemary Kennedy School
    2850 North Jerusalem Road
    Wantagh, NY 11793
    Phone:(516) 396-2989
    Fax:(516) 396-2986
  • Watertown
    Jefferson-Lewis-Hamilton-Herkimer-Oneida BOCES SETRC
    Arsenal Street Road
    20104 NYS Route 3
    Watertown, NY 13601
    Phone:(315) 779-7100
    Fax:(315) 779-7109
  • West Nyack
    Rockland BOCES SETRC
    65 Parrott Road - Bldg. #10
    West Nyack, NY 10994
    Phone:(845) 627-4726
    Fax:(845) 623-3343
  • West Hampton Beach
    Eastern Suffolk BOCES SETRC
    West Hampton Beach Center
    De Feo Bldg.
    215 Old Riverhead Road
    West Hampton Beach, NY 11978
    Phone:(631) 288-7186
    Fax:(631) 288-5868
  • Yonkers
    Yonkers City SETRC
    Yonkers Public Schools Annex
    1109 North Broadway
    Yonkers, NY 10701
    Phone:(914) 376-8689
    Fax:(914) 964-5361
  • Yorktown Heights
    Putnam-North Westchester BOCES SETRC
    200 BOCES Drive
    Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
    Phone:(914) 248-2289
    Fax:(914) 248-2288

Bilingual Special Education Resources Network

Staff development, technical assistance and tuition assistance for teachers working with children and students with disabilities who speak a language other than English in grade levels from pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

  • Albany
    Capital Region BOCES SETRC
    Maywood School
    1979 Central Avenue
    Albany, NY 12205
    Phone: (518) 464-6355
    Fax: (518) 464-6369
    E-mail: EChernof@gw.neric.org
  • Brooklyn
    Bilingual Psychological and Educational Assessment Support Center (Brooklyn College)
    2900 Bedford Avenue
    1105 James Hall
    Brooklyn, NY 11210
    Phone:(718) 951-5876
    Fax:(718) 951-4816
    Graciela Elizalde-Utnick, Co-director
    E-mail: gutnick@brooklyn.cuny.edu 
    Web site: www.qc.edu/ECP/bilingualcenter/
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo City SETRC
    85 Military Road
    Buffalo, NY 14207
    Phone:(716) 871-6074
    Fax:(716) 871-6055
  • Flushing
    Bilingual Psychological and Educational Assessment Support Center (Queens College)
    65-30 Kissena Boulevard
    Flushing, NY 11367
    Phone:(718) 997-5234
    Fax:(718) 997-5248
    E-mail: lopez@cedx.com 
    Web site: www.qc.edu/ECP/bilingualcenter/
  • New York
    Teacher Center SETRC Staff
    52 Broadway, 18th Floor
    New York, NY 10004
    Phone:(212) 475-3737
    E-mail: llaviena@nycboe.net
  • Rochester
    Rochester City SETRC
    131 West Broad Street
    Rochester, NY 14614
    Phone:(585) 262-8710
    Fax:(5856) 262-8611
    E-mail: lourdes.odell@rcsdk12.org 
  • Syosset
    Early Childhood Direction Center
    47 Humphrey Drive
    Syosset, NY 11791
    Phone:(516) 364-8580
    Fax:(516) 921-2354
    E-mail: nausaecdc@vclc.org
  • Syracuse
    Syracuse City SETRC
    1153 W. Fayette Street - 2nd Floor
    Syracuse, NY 13204
    Phone:(315) 435-6527
    Fax:(315) 435-4218
    E-mail: cjohns44@scsd.us
  • West Hampton Beach
    West Hampton Beach Center
    Eastern Suffolk BOCES SETRC
    215 Old Riverhead Road
    West Hampton Beach, NY 11978
    Phone:(631) 288-7186
    Fax:(631) 288-5868
    E-mail: esilva@esboces.org
    Bilingual Special Education Intensive Teacher Institute
    350 Martha Avenue
    Bellport, NY 11713
    Phone:(631) 286-6522
    Fax:(631) 286-6556
    E-mail: jsperlin@esbocess.org  (Resource Specialist)
  • Yonkers
    Yonkers City SETRC
    1109 North Broadway
    Yonkers, NY 10701
    Phone:(914) 376-8689
    Fax:(914) 964-5361
    E-mail: mtorp@yonkerspublicschools.org 
  • Williston, VT
    Northeast Regional Resource Center
    Learning Innovations/West End
    20 Winter Sport Lane
    Williston, VT 05495
    Phone:(802) 951-8216
    Fax:(802) 951-8222
    E-mail: lucyely@aol.com

Resources for Children with Vision Impairments/Hearing Loss

TRAID Project — NYS Office of Advocate for Persons with Disabilities

Through a federal grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), the Office of Advocate for Persons with Disabilities (OAPwD) provides statewide coordination of assistive technology activities for people with disabilities; fosters development of state and federal policies and programs to enhance availability of assistive technology; and provides information, training, technical assistance and advocacy for obtaining and using assistive technology services and devices.

The TRAID project, in collaboration with the NYS Department of Health Early Intervention Program, provides partial funding to 12 regional TRAID centers (RTCs), which have equipment loan lending libraries for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. The Project also operates and maintains the TRAID-IN Equipment Exchange program, which is a service for individuals who are looking to sell, donate, or obtain used assistive devices for people with disabilities.

For more information, please call:

518-473-4609 (voice)
518-473-4231 (TTY)
800-522-4369 (voice/TTY/Spanish-NY only)
518-473-6005 (fax) or write to:

TRAID Project,
NYS Office of Advocate for Persons with Disabilities
1 ESP-Suite 1001
Albany, NY 12223-1150
  • Adirondack Regional Technology Center
    SUNY Plattsburgh
    101 Broad Street
    Sibley Room 227
    Plattsburg, NY 12901
    (518) 564-3368 (voice)
    (800) 388-0199 (voice/TTY)
    (518) 564-2328 (fax)
    Counties served: St. Lawrence, Franklin,Clinton, Essex
    271 East First Street
    Corning, NY 14830
    (607) 962-8225 x23 (voice/TTY)
    (607) 937-5125 (fax)
    Counties served: Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Chautauqua
  • Capital Region TRAID Center
    Southern Adirondack Independent Living
    71 Glenwood Avenue
    Queensbury, NY 12804
    (518) 792-3537 (voice)
    (518) 792-0505 (TTY)
    (518) 792-0979 (fax)
    Counties served: Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Albany, Greene, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Columbia
  • Center for Assistive Technology
    University of Buffalo
    322 Kimball Tower
    3435 Main Street
    Buffalo, NY 14214
    (716) 829-3141 x108 (voice/TTY)
    (800) 628-2281 (voice/TTY)
    (716) 829-3217 (fax)
    Counties served: Niagara, Erie, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming
  • Central New York TRAID Center
    1603 Court Street
    Syracuse, NY 13208
    (315) 410-3336 (voice)
    (315) 455-1794 (TTY)
    (315) 455-1230 (fax)
    Counties served: Oswego, Onondaga, Cayuga, Madison, Cortland, Tompkins
  • Genesee-Finger Lakes TRAID Center
    Rochester Center for Independent Living
    497 State Street
    Rochester, NY 14608
    (585) 442-6470 (voice/TTY)
    (585) 271-8558 (fax)
    Counties served: Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Ontario, Yates, Seneca
  • Lower Hudson Valley Technology Center
    Westchester Institute for Human Development
    Cedarwood Hall
    Valhalla, NY 10595
    (914) 493-1317 (voice)
    (914) 493-1204 (TTY)
    (914) 493-1973 (fax)
    Counties served: Rockland, Westchester, Putnam
  • TRAID Center at UCP in Utica
    3390 Brooks Lane
    Chadwick, NY 13319
    (315) 737-9012 (voice/TTY)
    (315) 896-2717 (fax)
    Counties served: Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Hamilton, Herkimer, Fulton, Montgomery
  • Nassau/Suffolk TRAID Centers
    UCP of Nassau and Suffolk
    380 Washington Avenue
    Roosevelt, NY 11575-1899
    (516) 378-5089 (voice/TTY)
    (516) 378-0357 (fax)
    Suffolk site: (631) 232-3203
    Counties served: Nassau, Suffolk
  • Southern Tier Independence Center
    24 Prospect Avenue
    Binghamton, NY 13901
    (607) 724-2111 (voice/TTY)
    (607) 722-3600 (fax)
    Counties served: Tioga, Broome, Chenango, Otsego, Delaware
  • Hudson Valley Regional TRAID Center
    UCP of Ulster County
    250 Tuytenbridge Road
    PO Box 1488
    Kingston, NY 12402
    (845) 336-7235 x129 (voice)
    (845) 336-4055 (TTY)
    (845) 336-7248 (fax)
    Counties served: Ulster, Sullivan, Orange, Dutchess
  • Technology Resources Center
    United Cerebral Palsy of NYC
    120 East 23rd Street, 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10010-4519
    (212) 979-9700 x279 (voice)
    (212) 475-0842 (TTY)
    (212) 260-7469 (fax)
    Counties served: Kings, Richmond, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx
    • Satellite Office
      160 Lawrence Avenue
      Room B10
      Brooklyn, NY 11230
      (718) 436-7979 x710 (voice)
      (718) 854-5656 (TTY)
      (718) 907-3189 (fax)

Head Start and Early Head Start

Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child development programs that serve children from birth to age 5, pregnant women, and their families. They are child-focused programs and have the overall goal of increasing the school readiness of young children in low-income families.

The Head Start - State Collaboration Offices

The purpose of the Head Start-State Collaboration grants is to create a visible partnership at the state level to support the development of multi-agency and public/private partnerships.

Ms. Patty Persell, Director
New York Head Start-State Collaboration Office
New York State Council on Children and Families
52 Washington Street, West Building,Suite 99
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone 518-474-9352
Fax 518-473-2570
E-mail: patricia.persell@ccf.ny.gov
Early Head Start National Resource Center
ZERO TO THREE - National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
2000 M. Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Phone (202) 638-1144
Fax (202) 638-0851

Finding a Local Head Start or Early Head Start Program

To find a local Head Start or Early Head Start program in your area, use the on-line national Head Start Program Search Tool at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc.

Use the Search Tool to browse through the list of Head Start programs in your state. Then contact the listed programs closest to your community, even if they are some distance away. These are the main program offices, which can tell you if there is a Head Start center in your area. Many of the organizations found in the Search Tool operate additional Head Start centers that are not listed, so there may be a program closer to your home than it appears. If you need more help to find a Head Start or Early Head Start program in your area, call the Head Start Information and Publication Center toll-free at: 1-866-763-6481.

Parent Supports

Parent Training and Information Centers are a federally funded program through the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The program is charged with providing IDEA Training, Technical Assistance, Information and Referral, and Limited Educational Advocacy to parents and professionals.

Parent Centers provide programs and services for parents/families of children with disabilities in New York. The Parent Centers are administered by NYSED/VESID. The parent centers offer a wide range of services including:

    • Outreach to parents of children with special needs with particular emphasis on minority and underserved families, immigrant families, foster parents, families living in homeless shelters and others as needed.
    • Seminars and training sessions for parents on such topics as due process, communicating with school district personnel, and negotiating the special education system.
    • Training programs for parents on becoming confident, effective advocates on behalf of themselves, their children and other parents.
    • Support groups for mothers, fathers and siblings of children with disabilities.
    • Meetings for local residents regarding over-representation of minority children in special education programs in neighborhood school districts.
    • Provision of parent "matches," information and support for parents of children with rare or low incidence disorders.
    • Dissemination of relevant written materials in English and Spanish with a particular focus on the distribution of information about local services and how to access them .
  • Advocates for Children of New York, Inc.
    (Spanish Assistance Available)
    151 West 30th Street - 5th floor
    New York, NY 10001
    (212) 947-9779
  • Parent to Parent New York, Inc.
    NYS Institute for Basic Research
    1050 Forest Hill Road
    Staten Island, NY 10314
    (718) 494-5122
  • Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc.
    (Spanish Assistance Available)
    116 East 16th Street
    New York, NY 10003
    (212) 677-4650
  • Sinergia
    (Spanish Assistance Available)
    15 West 65th Street – 6th floor
    New York, NY 10023
    (212) 496-1300
  • Long Island Parent Center
    (Spanish Assistance Available)
    Kellum Street Learning Center
    887 Kellum Street
    Lindenhurst, NY 11757
    (631) 884-1848
    Fax: (631) 884-1830
  • Parent Network of WNY at the Wilson Parent Center
    1000 Main Street
    Buffalo, NY 14202
    (716) 332-4173
    Web site: www.parentnetworkwny.org

Parent to Parent of New York State

Provides emotional support and information to parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs. Parent to Parent of New York State in conjunction with OPWDD is also educating families across NYS about Medicaid Service Coordination.

  • Statewide Office
    Parent to Parent of NYS
    500 Balltown Rd.
    Schenectady, NY 12304
    518-381-4350 or 1-800-305-8817
    E-mail: info@parenttoparentnys.org
  • Adirondack Office
    Serving Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, & St. Lawrence
    Parent to Parent of NYS
    PO Box 753
    Canton, NY 13617
    FAX: 315-379-1539
    E-Mail: adirondack@parenttoparentnys.org
  • Capital District Office
    Serving Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, & Washington
    Parent to Parent of New York State
    500 Balltown Road
    Schenectady, NY 12304
    FAX:  518-382-1959
    E-Mail: capitaldistrict@parenttoparentnys.org
  • Finger Lakes Office
    Serving Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, & Yates
    Parent to Parent of NYS
    The Advocacy Center
    590 South Avenue
    Averill Court
    Rochester, NY 14620
    585-546-1700 ext. 244
    Fax: 585-223-2481
    E-mail: fingerlakes@parenttoparentnys.org
    Web site: www.advocacycenter.com
  • Hudson Valley Office
    Serving Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, & Westchester
    Parent to Parent of NYS
    The Family Connection
    WIHD / Cedarwood Hall, Room A-106
    Valhalla, NY 10595
    FAX:  914-493-8066
    E-Mail: elizabeth@parenttoparentnys.org
    E-Mail:  laura@parenttoparentnys.org
  • Long Island Office
    Serving Nassau & Suffolk
    Parent to Parent of NYS
    45 Mall Drive
    Commack, NY 11725
    FAX:  631-493-2397
    Lead Coordinator and Education Advocate: colleen@parenttoparentnys.org
    Local Coordinator, Nassau County: rosemary@parenttoparentnys.org
    Local Coordinator, Suffolk County: barbara@parenttoparentnys.org
  • New York City Office
    Serving the Five Boroughs, Staten Island
    Parent to Parent of New York State
    75 Morton Street
    New York, NY 10014
    212-299-3188 or 212-741-5545
    FAX: 212-229-3183
  • North Central Office
    Serving Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, & Oswego
    Parent to Parent of New York State
    Exceptional Family Resources
    1065 James Street
    Syracuse, NY 13203
    (315) 478-1462
    FAX: 315-478-1467
    E-mail: northcentral@parenttoparentnys.org
  • South Central Office
    Serving Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga, & Tompkins
    Parent to Parent of NYS
    The Family Resource Center
    46 Oneida Street
    Oneonta, NY 13820
    FAX:  607-432-5516
    E-mail:  pam@parenttoparentnys.org
    The Family Resource Network Web site:
  • Western Regional Office
    Serving Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Schuyler, Steuben, & Wyoming
    Parent to Parent
    1200 East & West Road
    Building 16, Room 1-131
    West Seneca, New York 14224
    FAX: 716-517-2385
    E-mail: lorraine@parenttoparentnys.org