Programs and Services
Related Services Only: Some students do not require an academic educational program, but due to the nature of their disability, require services that are “related” to their disability. Related services may be provided in the classroom (“push-in”) or in a therapy room (“pull-out”). The frequency of services is determined by the Committee on Special Education. Related services can include:
• Speech language therapy
• Occupational therapy
• Physical therapy
• Vision services
• Social skills training
• Parent training (for students with autism)
Resource Room Program: Offered at each building for supplemental instruction provided by a certified special education teacher.
Learning Labs: Instruction provided by a certified special education teacher every other day or daily to support math, English language arts or study skills.
Integrated Co-teaching (ICT K-5): Program provided within a general education classroom and provides the additional support of a certified special education teacher.
Integrated Co-teaching (ICT 6-12): Program provided within a general education classroom and provides the additional support of a certified special education teacher for the core academic areas.
Special Class (15:1): Program with opportunities for mainstream in the general education setting for lunch and specials.
Special Class (12:1:1): Program provided to some students who present at a level of disability necessitating the administration of the New York State Alternate Assessment for Students with Disabilities. This program provides a curriculum consisting of life skills and functional academics that are intended to assist students in their transition to independent adulthood.
Out-of-District Program Placement (e.g., BOCES): Such programs offer special education classrooms at a staffing ratio determined by the Committee on Special Education as well as any needed related services. Transportation to such programs is provided by the district.