New York Higher Education Support Center (HESC) for Systems Change is an initiative of the Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) within the State Education Department. The HESC was established at Syracuse University in 2001 as an outgrowth of the NY Partnership for Statewide Systems Change.
The HESC is committed to two goals:
1) To develop and to sustain high quality inclusive teacher preparation programs.
2) To engage in and to support the professional development efforts of selected schools in the seven regions of New York State.