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Special Education

Phone: 518-475-6150 | Fax: 518-475-6136
Harriet Gibbons Student Services Center
75 Watervliet Avenue, Albany, NY 12206

About our department

Special Education committees

Every school district has a Committee on Special Education (CSE). The CSE is responsible for children with disabilities ages five through 21. Students must turn five by no later than December 1 in order to be considered school age. 

A full Committee on Special Education meeting includes all members as identified and is determined based on nature of the CSE meeting or as requested by a parent. A Subcommittee of the CSE includes many of the same members as a full CSE, with the exception of the additional parent member, the school physician and the school psychologist (except under certain circumstances).

Special Education Process

Additional services and resources