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Special Education Agencies & Programs

Collaborative Solutions Network & Mental Health Connect
The Collaborative Solutions Network & Mental Health Connect initiates and supports positive collaborative work within and between individuals, schools, human service agencies, communities, and other working groups. The site contains great resources for families, youth, and educators.

Community Coalition for Healthy Youth
The Coalition for Health Youth represents agencies, schools, government, businesses, families, and concerned citizens in Tompkins County, all working to reduce substance abuse among middle and high school youth through the use of effective, evidence-based programs and practices. This website contains comprehensive information and resources for parents and for teens.

Family Resource Network
The Family Resource Network was founded by parents to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs and their families, empowering them to lead productive independent lives within the community. 

Food Resources in Tompkins County
An HSC webpage that provides a listing of food pantries in Tompkins County.
Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County
The mission of the Human Services Coalition (HSC) is to enhance the delivery of health and human services in the Tompkins County Area. The HSC website contains a comprehensive, up-to-date services directory with information on agencies and programs that help with housing, food shortage, health needs, utilities, and personal crises.

Intervention Central - Response to Intervention Resources
Intervention Central provides teachers, schools, and districts with free resources to help promote positive classroom behaviors and foster effective learning among all children and youth. The site was created by Jim Wright, a school psychologist and school administrator from Central New York.

LD OnLine - The Educators' Guide to Learning Disabilities and ADHD
LD OnLine provides accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first-person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.

Program for Inclusion and Neurodiversity Education (PINE)
PINE empowers school systems to rethink autism and transform inclusive practices. Through education, mentorship, and support, the program shifts professional thinking, improving educational outcomes not just for neurodiverse students, but for everyone.

RULER - Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
RULER is an evidence-based approach for integrating social and emotional learning into schools, developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

Second Step
Second Step is a program rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) that helps transform schools into supportive, successful learning environments uniquely equipped to encourage children to thrive. Second Step provides education professionals, families, and the larger community with tools to enable them to take an active role in the social-emotional growth and safety of today’s children. Randi Beckmann is the contact person in the ICSD for Second Steps. provides information from various government agencies on what bullying iswhat cyberbullying iswho is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
Teaching Tolerance
A principal online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating, in hate's stead, communities that value diversity.