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Special Education Family Forum, brought to you by the NYC Department of Education. During this virtual Forum, you'll learn about a variety of special education topics from experts, hear from parent leaders, and get tools that can be used to support participation in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. Our workshops have been developed to meet the diverse learning needs of families who are new to special education, those with children who are preparing for life after high school, and everything in between. 


See featured speakers, breakout sessions, online resources and discussion panels, all under one virtual roof! 



  • Connect with other parents and leaders
  • Meet specialist teachers and educators 


  • Get information about important topics in special education 
  • Find out what to expect next school year and beyond
  • Hear from parent leaders


  • Get involved in our interactive workshops 
  • Download valuable resources
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Join leading and inspiring educators from the NYC DOE as they discuss key topics around special education right now. 

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See our interactive and thought-provoking virtual event agenda. 

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Access our online resources about all aspects of special education in multiple languages.  

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Start learning now and read this comprehensive guide about special education in New York City. 

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Lisa Nielson Speaking