All sessions are included in your registration and you will be able to attend any of the sessions you wish.
If you want to attend conflicting sessions, all sessions will be available to watch on-demand after the event.

6:00 PM - 6:15 PM (EDT)
Track 1: Intro to Special Education
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn more about how to access special education information, help, and resources.

Shah Powell Scott
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM

During this session, participants will learn about the role of the school psychologist and social worker during the assessment process. Participants will be able to make connections between assessments and least restrictive and appropriate recommendations across the continuum of services. 

Arwina Vallejo
8:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Related Services are provided to support students with disabilities in achieving their IEP goals and accessing curriculum. This session will provide information on a few of the most common services, including counseling, speech, occupational, physical therapy, and assistive technology.

Suzanne Sanchez Kristyn D'Andrea
Track 2: Resources
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

This session provides an overview of the ASD Nest and ASD Horizon programs including design of program, training, and supports.

Michelle Netzler
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM

District 75 provides quality and rigorous individualized educational programs to students with significant challenges and diverse learning styles in a variety of settings. This session will provide an overview of the programs that nurture independence, ensure dignity and support integration into the community of our students.

Shona Gibson
8:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Specialized Programs are NYC Department of Education Programs to support students with individualized learning plans (IEP) who have learning needs that may require a specialized model and expertise. This session focuses on the application process to access specialized programs. These programs are:

  • ASD Nest and ASD Horizon program supporting students with autism
  • Academic, Career, and Essential Skills (ACES) program supporting students with an intellectual disabilities or multiple disabilities
  • AIMS (Acquisition, Integrated Services, Meaningful Communication) supporting students with autism in District 75
  • Bilingual Special Education supporting students who are multilingual learners (ML) with IEPs and require instruction in a language other than English
Michelle Netzler
Track 3: Key Topics for Families
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

In this discussion panel, the DOE Early Intervention Transition team will share information on how families in Early Intervention (EI) can transition smoothly into preschool, as well as discuss inclusive program options for students with disabilities. We will also answer questions on accessing special education services through the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and provide resources to support families and those who work with them during this critical period.


Anne David Beatriz Toledo Millicent Franco
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM

During this discussion panel focused on transition, attendees will be engaged in a discussion related to transition services, transition resources, partnerships, internships and established support systems for students with disabilities that will ensure postsecondary success.

Jonathan Santiago Kimberly Ramones
8:15 PM - 9:00 PM

The Special Education Office will share information on how students with IEPs will be supported in 12-month programs, as well as the supports that will be provided for those students with IEPs attending their school's Summer Rising program.

John Hammer
9:00 PM - 9:15 PM (EDT)