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Friday, November 19, 2010

Amendments to New York State Special Education Regulations

The following are the most significant of the amendments to the New York State special education regulations, effective December 8, 2010. For full text of the amendments, see here.

  1. Part 200.13 previously required that “Instructional services shall be provided to meet the individual language needs of a student with autism for a minimum of 30 minutes daily in groups not to exceed two, or 60 minutes daily in groups not to exceed six.” It is amended to now require that “Instructional services shall be provided to meet the individual language needs of a student with autism.”
  2. Part 200.6 has eliminated the minimum level of speech services for students with disabilities determined to need speech and language services. Previously, there was a 2x30 per week minimum requirement.
  3. Part 200.6 has been amended to allow for more than 12 students with disabilities in an integrated co-taught class.