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Guides & Resources

Guides & Resources

Advocates for Children of New York (AFC) offers free guides and resources to keep you informed of the most up-to-date education issues that affect your child. Click on the links below to download publications in your area of interest.

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GENERAL EDUCATION


Fact Sheets


Tip Sheets


Brochures


Guidebooks

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION


Fact Sheets 


Tip Sheets


Brochure  
Early Intervention: A Program for Infants & Toddlers with Special Needs 
(also available in Spanish)

Guidebooks 

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES


Fact Sheets


Tip Sheets


Guidebooks

OLDER STUDENTS & TRANSITION


Fact Sheet   Students, Know Your Rights! (also available in Spanish)

Tip Sheets


Brochures


Guidebooks

IMMIGRANT STUDENTS & ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS


Fact Sheets


T
ip Sheet  Advocating for English Language Learners (also available in Spanish)

Brochure   Program Options for English Language Learners: A Guide for New York City Parents
(also available in
Spanish)

Guidebook   Know Your Rights: A Guide to the Legal Rights of Immigrant Families in New York City Public Schools, also available in SpanishArabic, BengaliChinese, FrenchHaitian-Creole, KoreanRussian, and Urdu 

STUDENTS FACING DISCIPLINARY ISSUES & COURT-INVOLVED YOUTH


Fact Sheets


Tip Sheet  
Defending Suspended Students

Guidebooks


Video
  
What to Do if your Child is Suspended from a New York City Public School

CHARTER SCHOOLS


Fact Sheets 


Guidebook
   Guide to Charter School Discipline

Video  How to Apply to a New York Charter School

STUDENTS INVOLVED IN THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM


Fact Sheets

STUDENTS IN TEMPORARY HOUSING


Tip Sheet  Students in Temporary Housing

Guidebook   Guide to the Educational Rights of Students in Temporary Housing in New York City
(also available in
Spanish

Visit the NYS-TEACHS website for many additional resources on the rights of students experiencing homelessness.