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DSS Handbook Updated

Thank you to Carolyn Boone for leading the revision of the NYSDSC Handbook for DSS Professionals. Originally developed in 2003, then updated in 2011 with the assistance of Kathy Hoffman. The recent 2018 version reflect the work of the Professional Development committee and updated field information.  You can download it from: NYSDSC Handbook for DSS Professionals  (A comprehensive resource guide for NYS disability service providers; Fall 2011; Spring 2018)

NYSED 2H2 Report Update for 2017-2018

The NYSED 2H2 Report will be live in IDEx by mid July 2018. There are new sections to report this year. Print disability is collected to assist with next steps for funding options. The Directions and a copy of the form are located here. [2H2 Form-PDF] [2H2 Instructions- Word]

NYS Reader’s Aid Program (RAP)Transformation [FLYER]

The amended Reader’s Aid legislation (A06515A) became law on October 23, 2017. Reader’s aid amendments for expansion of it’s funding went into effect January 2018 up to $4000.00 per year. The language to expand the disability eligibility from legally blind or deaf, to include print disability has required additional work.

Contact information and NYSDSC update information for Reader's aid: [Word]

RAP Student Application: [PDF]

RAP VES-863 Voucher [Word]

RAP VES-865 Page  [Word]


The NYSDSC 2018 Spring Meeting, will be held June 27-29, 2018 at the 1000 Island Harbor Hotel in Clayton, NY. For more information please go to our home page.

Annual awards will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on Thursday. See the Awards Committee page for list of recipients.

The gavel will be passed from outgoing President Loren Nowalk to incoming President Catherine Carlson. 

Vendors and Sponsors of Wine and Cheese

The following vendors will present their wares, with several sponsoring the Wine & Cheese Reception:

Clockwork Enterprise - Bronze Sponsor

Contact: George Melendy; Email: georgem@clockworks.ca

Website: Clockwork Enterprise: Technopro Computer Solutions Inc.

CTech Inc. - Platinum Sponsor

Contact: Jennifer Kropelin; Email: Jennifer@magnifyit.com

Website: Ctech for Low Vision Products

Pete Andolina - Platinum Sponsor

Contact:  Pete Andolina; Email: peteandolina@verizon.net

Website: Pete's site for low vision products

Symplicity - Platinum Sponsor

Contact:  Blaine Warner; Email: ajordan@simplicity.com

Website: Accommodate by Symplicity

Vis-Ability, Inc. - Platinum Sponsor

Contact: Michael G. Parker; Email: access@bestweb.net

Website: Vis-Ability Inc.

Bookshare - Bronze Sponsor

Contact:  Amy Ratajczak; Email: amyr@benetech.org

Website: Bookshare

OrCam Inc. - Bronze Sponsor

Contact:  Attia Motti; Email: motti.attia@orcam.com

Website: OrCam

Sensus ApS - Bronze Sponsor

Contact: Tanja Stevns; Email: tanja@sunsus.dk

Website: Sensus Access

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