Disabilities Task Force
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Recommendations to New York State for strategies to increase access
6. Regional Coordination and Partnerships
Much could be accomplished statewide simply by better coordinating current programs, pooling resources and allowing institutional sharing of expertise and technology in the whole area of boosting participation of students with disabilities in postsecondary education. Significant duplication of effort could be avoided if all stakeholders in the disabilities arena were more aware of the activities, programs and services that others were developing.
Building on already developed regional consortia, including linkages established between local institutions of postsecondary education and local school districts, would be the quickest and most efficient process for this effort. These consortia meet on a regular basis to discuss postsecondary education, disability and transition issues.
The New York State postsecondary education community fosters the development of regional collaboratives and partnerships offering a full range of services and technical assistance to students with disabilities, their families and secondary and postsecondary education institutions.