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Special Education Parent-Teacher Association

Special Education PTA News

The North Colonie Special Education PTA was chartered in January 2008 with 31 members. The North Colonie Special Education PTA is the first of its kind in the Capital Region and serves special education and gifted students in grades K–12. New members are welcome to join by attending meetings or by contacting the president, Carrie Blanchard.

Special Education services are administered by Pupil Services. If you have a child that receives services from the District pursuant to an IEP or 504 Plan, then join us for an opportunity to meet the members of Pupil Services. This is an opportunity to meet the District administrators that oversee the programs and get an overview of the process. We will review:

  • Who are these administrators and what is their role for your child?
  • What happens if I think my child needs special education services?
  • What are the steps, if I feel an existing plan is not working or there is a problem?

If you have questions about the meeting, please email ncsepta@gmail.com.

Become a member of the Special Education PTA

To become a member of the North Colonie Special Education PTA, download the 2015-16 Membership Form.

Our Mission

The Special Education PTA’s mission is to create a network of parents, educators and administrators who work cooperatively and constructively to meet the needs of all students who receive special education services. We will strive to ensure that the students learn in an appropriately integrated environment, with the proper supports in place, and are valued members of the school community.

  • To ensure that all children receive an education that allows them to reach their full potential.
  • To bring together parents, families and teachers of children with special needs in order to share their experiences.
  • To educate parents about special education, including the identification and placement procedures for children with special needs.
  • To inform legislators, school boards, and the community about the importance of special education programs.
  • To improve the lives of children by providing cultural, social and physical enrichment.
  • To advocate for children with special needs and their right to a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.