Preschool Special Education (COVID-19 Contact Sheet)
The Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) has shifted to remote practice through April 17, 2020, which is subject to change. CPSE meetings will be conducted by phone. Plans are being made to provide related services remotely. For some, this may have already started.
This is a list of NYC Department of Education (NYC DOE) contacts that you can reach out to for support regarding your child’s evaluations, supports, and services during this time.
Committee on Preschool Special Education Contacts by District
3K, Pre-K For All, & Elementary School Enrollment:
Family Welcome Centers
- Bronx: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brooklyn: email@example.com
- Manhattan: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Queens: email@example.com
- Staten Island: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-K For All Programs:
Pre-K For All 504 Accommodations:
Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support:
(718) 935-2007 (Special Education Hotline)
311 (say SCHOOLS when prompted)
Impartial Hearing Office:
Students Moving to Kindergarten
Kindergarten Turning 5 Team:
Academic, Career, and Essential Skills (ACES) Program: ACESprograms@schools.nyc.gov
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Programs (NEST and Horizon): ASDprograms@schools.nyc.gov
Bilingual Special Education (BSE) Program:
Acquisition, Integrated Services, Meaningful Communication, and Social Skills (AIMS)
AIMSProgram@schools.nyc.gov (District 75 program)
Note: Include your child’s full name, date of birth, NYC ID (found on the first page of their IEP) and a short description of your concern in any email sent to NYC DOE.
If you do not have email access, please call the Special Education Hotline at 718-935-2007 or 311 (say SCHOOLS) as noted above to be routed to the department you need.