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    The Capital District/North Country RSE-TASC is now an approved CTLE sponsor!

    2016-2017 Behavior Professional Development Opportunities
    (click above link for flyer)

    arrow bulletThe Impact of Trauma on the Developing Brain

    arrow bulletClassroom-based Strategies for Working with Students with Challenging Behaviors

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    for Students with Autism

    arrow bulletThe Social Emotional Needs of Teens

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    Attendance for all sessions is not mandatory.

    Addressing and Understanding Disproportionality
    The Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TAC-D) at New York University, in partnership with the Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC), invites you to attend TAC-D’s Eastern Regional Workshops 2016-2017 School Year: Addressing and Understanding Disproportionality. Learn more and register.

    Graduation Options
    Graduation Options for students in NYS have been updated. To find out more information on graduation options for Students with Disabilities, please visit the following:

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    Diploma Options: Diploma Requirements including Multiple Pathways

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    New Options for SWD to earn a Local Diploma: Superintendent Determination

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    CDOS Graduation Pathway Option

 The goal of the Capital District/North Country Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC) is to improve instructional practices and outcomes for students with disabilities by providing a coordinated system of high quality technical assistance, information dissemination, professional development, and oversight of Quality Improvement Process and Plan (QIP) for the schools within the 7-BOCES of our region: Capital Region; Clinton-Essex-Warren-Washington; Franklin-Essex-Hamilton; Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery; Questar III; St. Lawrence-Lewis; and Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex. This service funded by a grant and is offered at no cost to school districts.

Meet our staff:

arrow bulletKathy Gomes, Coordinator
(518) 464-5128

Kathy serves as the liaison to the Office of Special Education (OSE) for all services provided by the regional specialists and special education school improvement specialists in the region.

arrow bulletKristin Lyden, Regional Special Education Specialist
(518) 464-5131

arrow bulletElizabeth Littlefield, Regional Special Education Specialist
(518) 464-5131

Kristin and Elizabeth provide information, training & technical assistance through regional training sessions relating to special education regulations and effective practices.

arrow bulletDawn Appleby-Quackenbush, Preschool Behavior Specialist

(518) 464-3993

arrow bulletRenee Beaulieu, Behavior Specialist
(518) 464-3942

arrow bulletPat Gogol, Behavior Specialist
(518) 464-3947

arrow bulletDanielle Schneible, Behavior Specialist

(518) 464-3933

Dawn, Renee, Pat and Danielle provide training and technical assistance to identified school districts to establish and sustain PBIS systems and practices. They also provide training and technical assistance in collaboration with other specialists, in accordance with the work plan and district Quality Improvement Plans (QIPs).

arrow bulletCandy Tavernier, Transition Specialist
(518) 483-5230

arrow bulletNancy Damoretcki, Transition Specialist
(518) 464-3994

Candy and Nancy provide training on effective transition planning, practices and services, assist districts to prepare for the SPP indicator 13 self-review and to improve transition IEPs, planning & practices.

arrow bulletTina Crego, Non-District Technical Assistance Specialist
(518) 464-5109

arrow bulletKate Genzale, Non-District Technical Assistance Specialist
(518) 464-5109

Tina and Kate provide training and technical assistance related to special education processes and effective instructional practices to New York State approved private schools for students with disabilities. Tina supports these specialized schools through both regional training sessions and embedded school-improvement activities.

RSE-TASC Support Staff
arrow bulletLinda Stapleton, Administrative Aide
(518) 464-3938

2015-16 Pricing: GRANT-no cost to districts

CoSer: 826-2015
Service Code: 826.010

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