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Parent and Family Resources


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


Current school year information

View location and contact information for the current school year.

Capital Region BOCES testing transparency report

View the testing transparency report (PDF).


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, activities for children, teens and families, local organizations and reference materials on topics related to special education.


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.



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.


Capital Region programs and supports for children with special needs and their families


Summer camps for children with disabilities






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