Family - School Partnership at The Advocacy Center

English  |  En Español     
Special Education
Learn more about the basics of the special education system and find resources and publications from the New York State Education Department.
Special Education

On-line resources include links, a newsletter, and sample letters. In-house resources include extensive library, information and referrals.

Attend workshops to build your skills in advocacy, communication and collaboration. Also get more information about special education processes, specific disabilities and transition.


Ask a question/
Share your story

Ask a question about your child, the special education process or how to collaborate with your child's school.



Your generosity will help The Advocacy Center by directly supporting our programs and services.

Sign Up


To Read the "Roundtable" newsletter click here


When families and schools work together, everyone benefits… especially our children!

The Family-School Partnership is a NYSED-funded Special Education Parent Center, serving the Mid-West region of New York State. Our goal is to facilitate parent-school collaboration by providing parents of children with disabilities with information and skill-building opportunities. Building effective partnerships between families and schools is the driving force for our work. We provide workshops and resources to families and the professionals who work with them.

If you have questions, need help, or would like more information about our workshops, please contact us.

All services are free to parents and all information is confidential.


The Advocacy Center
©2015 Family-School Partnership at The Advocacy Center
590 South Avenue | Rochester, NY 14620
Voice and TDD: (585) 546-1700
Toll Free (N.Y.S. only): (800)-650-4967

The Family-School Partnership is the Mid-West Special Education Parent Center funded by the New York State Education Department (NYSED)