SECONNY Mission Statement
— Alexander Graham Bell
As Special Education Advocates, Keri and SECONNY know and understand New York State and Federal laws as well as the New York State Education Commissioner’s Regulations (NYSCR Part 200). Advocates like SECONNY are able to bring professional, hands-on experience to the table, providing the ability to keep meetings non-adversarial, child centered and resolution driven.
SECONNY (Special Education Consulting NY) is located in East Fishkill, New York, Dutchess County, in the Mid-Hudson Valley. SECONNY has advocated for parents in Albany, Dutchess, Columbia, Orange and Ulster counties, but is willing to travel anywhere in New York State. Please click on “Service Locations by County” for specific school districts.
Special education is a difficult system for parents to navigate. Children with a learning disability have the right to special ed programs and services that fit their needs so they can learn and develop into self-sufficient adults; attaining whatever goals parents and or students are striving for.
SECONNY believes in helping parents obtain the needed, lawful and deserved special education programs and services for their children.
Whether, your child is struggling with any of the recognized classifications in special ed:
- Emotional Disturbance (including schizophrenia)
- Hearing Impairment
- Mental Retardation
- Multiple Disabilities
- Orthopedic Impairment
- Other Health Impaired
- Specific Learning Disability
- Speech and Language Impairment
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Visual Impairment
Or other common medically diagnosed conditions such as:
- Apraxia of speech
- Executive Function Disorder
SECONNY offers a free initial consultation. They can help with all stages of the evaluation process, from getting the evaluation for school aged children, ages 5-21 or early intervention, ages 3-5, right through to developing strategies and creating the Individual Education Plan (IEP). The process does not stop there. If parents have questions or concerns we can request a Program Review to address the educational services being provided and make changes as a member of the Committee on Special Education. Changes to the IEP can also be made at the yearly Annual Review meeting which is used to determine level of current disability, educational services and student placement for the upcoming school year.
Keri is a member of the Wrightlaw Yellow Pages and Autism Speaks Directory.