PPS | Resources for Families

The Pupil Personnel Services Department shares these helpful resources:

Upcoming Workshops

Family Empowerment Advocacy Series


Understanding your Child’s Rights & Responsibilities under Special Education Law

Parents & family members,
Join us for this FREE IN-DEPTH TRAINING to learn about your child’s rights, the special education process, and how to effectively advocate for your child and other children. Topics include Advocacy Skills, Advocate Q&A session, AIS & 504s, Banging your Head Against a Brick Wall, Educational Records Binder, Evaluations, IEP Case Studies, NYS Rules & Regulations, your choice of Transition workshop, Understanding the CSE Process & and much, much more

Guest Speakers:
Renee Falanga-Brenner, Resource Center for Accessible Living Alison Morris, Esq., Cuddy Law Firm PLLC
Jennifer O’Neill, Taconic Resources for Independence, inc. Sandi Rosenbaum, Littman Krooks LLP
Diane Troeller, My Independent Living Inc
Marion Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP

Speakers & Facilitators from WILC/PILS:
Denise Green, Parent Training Information Coordinator Fiona Rattray, Parent Training & Information Specialist

This workshop is sponsored by Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC) Parent Training and Information Center (PTIC), Core Community Partners funded by a contract with Starbridge Services, Inc, Rochester, NY through its PTIC grant from the United States Department of Education

Zoom Training (Wednesdays)
January 11th, 2023
January 18th, 2023
January 25th, 2023
February 1st, 2023
February 8th, 2023
February 15th, 2023

Each week you can attend either:
Morning session: 9.30am-12.30pm
or Evening session: 6.00pm-9.00pm

To register, please click HERE or contact Fiona Rattray frattray@putnamils.org 845- 228-7457, x 1126

Action Toward Independence (ATI)

Action Toward Independence is a Monticello-based not-for-profit that promotes the independence, inclusion, participation, and personal choice of individuals with disabilities. ATI Workshops and Events assist students and young adults develop life and social skills.

Office of Special Education (OSE) Educational Partnership

The OSE Educational Partnership’s website  is the messaging platform for the Partnership and describes its purpose, mission and vision. The site is for the public, including families, young adults with disabilities and education professionals.

School Mental Health and Training Center

The Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS) School Mental Health Resource and Training Center shares tools and information schools need to educate students about mental health, including  instructional resources to staff development, and information for families.

Westchester Institute for Human Development

WIHD operates Early Childhood and School-Age Family And Community Engagement (FACE) Centers which are part of the OSE Educational Partnership’s network of support, designed to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. FACE Centers provide assistance to families through workshops, educational resources and direct consultation and referral.