Become a Member

The NYC Special Education Collaborative provides a wide breadth of school supports for special populations. From onsite consulting and technical assistance to various professional development opportunities, Collaborative member schools are provided with essential assistance to develop rigorous, inclusive and fully-compliant special populations programs.

For more details on all four levels of membership, click here

membership levels at a glance

Premier

  • Over 50 event seats/semester
  • Discounts on academic intervention support systems
  • Technical assistance on special populations questions
  • Access to resource libraries and communities of practice
  • Unlimited job posts on our special populations job board

PLUS

  • Up to 3 special education school visits/semester
  • Up up to 2 ELL school visits/year
  • Onsite customizable 2-hour SPED workshop
  • Audit of special education program/systems
  • Onsite customizable 2-hour ELL workshop OR ELL program/systems audit
  • Training and certification for up to 10 staff members on CPI’s non-violent crisis intervention (Parts 1 & 2)
  • Access to LCSP advocacy/networking opportunities
  • Access to CHIME’s Inclusive Schools Conference (plus 1 free seat)
Enhanced
  • Over 40 event seats/semester
  • Discounts on academic intervention support systems
  • Technical assistance on special populations questions
  • Access to resource libraries and communities of practice
  • Unlimited job posts on our special populations job board

PLUS

  • Up to 1 special education school visit/semester
  • Up to 1 ELL school visit/year
  • Onsite customizable 2-hour SPED workshop OR special education program audit
  • Onsite customizable 2-hour ELL workshop OR ELL program/systems audit
  • Training and certification for up to 10 staff members on CPI’s non-violent crisis intervention (Part 1 only)
  • Access to LCSP advocacy/networking opportunities
  • Access to CHIME’s Inclusive Schools Conference
Core
  • Over 20 event seats/semester
  • Discounts on academic intervention support systems
  • Technical assistance on special populations questions
  • Access to resource libraries and communities of practice
  • Up to 5 job posts/month on our special populations job board

PLUS

  • 1 special education school visit/year OR onsite customizable 2-hour SPED workshop
Select
  • Over 15 event seats/semester
  • Discounts on academic intervention support systems
  • Technical assistance on special populations questions
  • Access to resource libraries and communities of practice
  • Up to 5 job posts/month on our special populations job board
For more details on all four levels of membership, click here

Testimonials

“There are many times that we, as a school, don’t have the capacity to bring in a specialist. Luckily, with the shared resources of NYC charter schools’ and the planning, expertise, and thoughtfulness of the Collaborative, we can still access these innovative ideas in the field of special education and inclusion.”

NIKKI LADOPOULOS, DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SUPPORTS, COMMUNITY ROOTS CHARTER SCHOOL

“Melissa provided tremendous guidance to our school as we worked to execute our vision for ELL services. Her onsite expertise and remote accessibility has been an ongoing support to school leaders. We’re excited about the changes to ELL programming we’re rolling out this year and know it will have such a positive impact on our scholars. Without Melissa, this would have been much more challenging and confusing work.”

JENNIFER YOUNG, DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES, ASCEND LEARNING

“Thanks to the Special Education Collaborative’s resources and insight, our school feels really empowered to utilize these tools to provide the best support for our students.”

CASSANDRA SMITH, SPECIAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR, NORTHSIDE CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL

“The Collaborative has been a constant support to our developing teachers and programs. We benefit from the extensive professional development they offer, and always return to campus feeling reinvigorated with immediate takeaways towards the benefit of our scholars. Our ability to develop specialized supports within all of our special populations programs is enhanced by their hands-on and deliberate guidance. Each time they visit our schools with a specific lens for consultation, we are left with immediate feedback and tons of resources for continued development.”

ELLIE GROSE, DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION, DEMOCRACY PREP PUBLIC SCHOOLS

“KIPP NYC has been a proud member of the Special Education Collaborative since its inception. We are grateful for your expertise and quick replies to our questions on behalf of our students with special needs and English language learners. Thank you for serving the NYC charter sector to ensure all children in the city receive these supports.”

CRAIG VARSA, DIRECTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, KIPP NYC

The Collaborative has been instrumental in our compliance success. Not only did they assist us in creating and maintaining effective compliance trackers, they’ve helped us follow up on individual student issues, compliance trends, and even get Related Service providers! Most importantly, my ability to track compliance issues and communicate effectively with the CSE has increased as a direct result of coaching by Collaborative staff.

KORLEEN BRADY, STUDENT SERVICES COORDINATORBRILLA COLLEGE PREP PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL