Recommendations to New York State for strategies to increase access
6. Regional Coordination and Partnerships (continued)
Toward this end, the Task Force recommends the following strategies:
- The New York State Education Department inventories and assesses existing collaboratives.
- The New York State Education Department, in partnership with the postsecondary education community, builds and
improves upon existing collaborative efforts between and among postsecondary education institutions, local school
districts and community based organizations. These collaboratives focus on providing regionalized approaches to
ongoing assessment, career and educational counseling services, and assistive technology evaluation services to
middle, junior high and high school students with disabilities as well as adults who wish to return to school.
- Such collaboratives work to build partnerships and coordinate programs and resources in order to allow all
students and institutions ready access to information and technical assistance in such areas as financial aid and