Special Education

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Programs that provide educational services including special placement and individualized programming, instruction and/or support services for exceptional children, youth and/or adults, including those who have hearing impairments, visual impairments, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and/or other developmental disabilities, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities or speech or language impairments and who need appropriately modified curricula, teaching methodologies and instructional materials in order to learn. Services may include the development, in partnership with the child's parents, of an individualized educational plan to meet the child's needs and the implementation and review at least annually of each child's plan to determine progress and future needs.

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ADAPTIVE DRIVER TRAININGOffers an Adaptive Driver Training program for individuals exhibiting physical or non-physical disabling conditions. Candidates can be first-time drivers or re-trainees. All prospective students must possess a New York State learner permit or valid driver license. Additionally, students are required to undergo a thorough driving evaluation to determine whether the student possesses the appropriate physical, mental, and emotional abilities necessary for success in driver training. All vehicles are fully equipped with adaptive driving equipment for those with physical limitations. One-on-one training is individualized and designed to teach driving habits and skills necessary to pass a New York State road test. The service is available to all school districts, as well as state and private rehabilitation programs. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkADAPTIVE DRIVER TRAININGEASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
ALL ABOUT KIDS/NASSAUProvides evaluation and therapy services in the home, schools and other natural environments for the pediatric population. Offers speech and swallowing therapy, occupational/physical therapy, special education, psychology, audiology, social services, medical consults and service coordination. Also provides Applied Behavior Analysis Services (ABA) and Special Education Itinerant (SEIT) Services. Appointment required call for further information.NassauALL ABOUT KIDS/NASSAUALL ABOUT KIDS/NASSAU
ALL ABOUT KIDS/SUFFOLKProvides evaluation and therapy services in the home, schools and other natural environments for the pediatric population. Offers speech and swallowing therapy, occupational/physical therapy, special education, psychology, audiology, social services, medical consults and service coordination. Also provides Applied Behavior Analysis Services (ABA) and Special Education Itinerant (SEIT) Services.SuffolkALL ABOUT KIDS/SUFFOLKALL ABOUT KIDS/SUFFOLK
ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTERSOffers special classes that bridge the gap between classes for the disabled at Western Suffolk BOCES Centers and classes for the disabled and non-disabled students located in local school districts. Classes, staffed by Western Suffolk BOCES teachers and paraprofessionals, deliver instruction that incorporates the Common Core Learning Standards to students referred by participating school districts. Mainstreaming within the host school classes is available where appropriate. ALC classes serve a variety of youngsters ages 5 through 21. Groupings are determined by the severity of need and similarity of educational, social and physical functioning. Classes serve disabled students ages 5 through 21 in district elementary, middle and high schools. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTERSWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
ASCENT: A SCHOOL FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISMProvides a full day, 12 month academic and behavioral treatment program for children with autism and atypical developmental disorders ranging in age from 5-21 years. Parent education also provided in school, home, and community setting.SuffolkASCENT: A SCHOOL FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISMASCENT: A SCHOOL FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM
AUDIOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS AND CONSULTATION SERVICESProvides a full complement of audiological evaluation and consultation services that is available to support the education of students with hearing loss, either in-district or in an Eastern Suffolk BOCES setting. In addition to full audiological evaluations, follow-up, parent and staff training, Eastern Suffolk BOCES offers a full spectrum of services to support the use of Frequency Modulation (FM) auditory trainers, including needs assessment evaluations, selection and ordering, equipment adjustments, summer maintenance, ear molds, training workshops, and review of district equipment. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkAUDIOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS AND CONSULTATION SERVICESEASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTSOffers evaluations which are conducted by a Speech-Language Pathologist to determine an appropriate strategy to enhance a student’s overall communication skills enabling them to effectively participate within all environments. AAC may be appropriate for students who are non-verbal, have poor speech intelligibility, or may need visual cues to assist with verbalizations. An evaluation consists of: obtaining thorough descriptions of the student’s current communication status from team members; programming and customizing devices and systems to meet the student’s needs; authentic assessment of the student within the educational setting; and presentation of various lite and high technology devices and strategies/techniques. Upon completion, a comprehensive report with recommendations is forwarded to the school district. Nassau BOCES offers follow up training for staff and families to facilitate use of the suggested AAC system/device to develop communication skills. Assistive Technology may be beneficial to students who have physical, orthopedic or learning disabilities allowing them to more fully participate in their academic environment. AT encompasses various low and/or high tech equipment such as adapted writing devices, alternative keyboards, portable word processors, switches, text scanning software, text to speech software, etc. The AT evaluator assesses the student’s cognitive ability, readiness for computer use, appropriate access method and positioning concerns. The evaluator then identifies equipment that will help the student better participate in the academic environment. The evaluation is conducted in the student’s educational setting and involves trials with a variety of equipment. A comprehensive Assistive Technology Evaluation report is generated and sent to the District Representative. Following an evaluation, staff training is available on recommended equipment and/or software. Call for more detailed information.NassauAUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTSNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
AUTISM CONSULTANT SERVICES/PARENT TRAINING/HOME ABA SERVICESConsultations and trainings are designed to assist staff to work effectively at sites with the most challenging students on the autism spectrum. These services are added to a District’s Commitment Form when the service of a behavioral specialist or autism consultant is recommended by the CSE for implementation on a regular basis over a period of time. Autism consultants will address applied behavior analysis strategies, behavioral strategies, and educational strategies. Through Parent Training, they can assist parents in utilizing strategies in the home that are consistent with those used in school to facilitate student progress. Home ABA Services are designed to meet the needs of component districts for students with autism spectrum disorders to provide for continuity and generalization. Methodologies include applied behavior analysis, discrete trial instruction, and task analysis. Progress is tracked and monitored to emphasize effective collaboration and consistency between home, school, and community. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkAUTISM CONSULTANT SERVICES/PARENT TRAINING/HOME ABA SERVICESEASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
BELLPORT ACADEMIC CENTERServices students who have mild to moderate behavioral and/or intensive counseling concerns and/or mild to moderate learning disabilities. Ninth and Tenth grade students receive a full day departmentalized academic program of New York State Regents curriculum. This same program is offered to eleventh and twelfth grades with options available for students interested in a half day academic and a half day Career and Technical Education component. Students are offered a departmentalized program of New York State Regents curriculum. Psychiatric services are available through collaboration with Sagamore Children’s Center. Program services students ages 14 – 21 and grades 9th - 12th. Students have the ability to transition to the following included sites: BAC @ Patchogue Medford High School. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkBELLPORT ACADEMIC CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
BRENNAN HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMAn alternative program that serves disabled youngsters of high school age who present a variety of educational and emotional needs. A failure to succeed in school is often tied to a variety of emotional problems frequently linked to a disturbance within the family unit. This program provides an enriched educational environment that incorporates the Common Core Learning Standards. They receive ongoing services from consulting psychiatrists, either employed by the Office of Mental Health or BOCES. Transitional classes are available for those students capable of being mainstreamed into a regular high school. An after-school program is offered for students who are unable to attend a normal full-day school due to the students’ disability(ies). This option is also suitable for students who are employed during the school day and who require after-school educational programming to complete their high school studies. Related services, support services and psychiatric consultation services are also offered for students who require these specialized services. Also offered is the PASS Program at Brennan High School. This is a highly structured environment in which instructional and behavioral deficits can be addressed within a small group setting for high school aged students. Students may or may not be classified as special education students. All are in need of alternative education. Truancy, non-compliance with school rules and generally disruptive behavior often characterize a student in crisis; such a student is appropriate for the PASS Program. Students who are at risk due to poor achievement may also be referred to this program where they will be afforded many support services to ensure success. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkBRENNAN HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
BRENNAN MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMServes disabled adolescents, ages eleven through fourteen. This program provides an enriched educational environment that incorporates the Common Core Learning Standard while responding to many of the students’ social and psychological needs. Beyond basic academic instructions, many students receive services from consulting psychiatrist either employed by the Office of Mental Health or BOCES and participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities. The classroom teacher, the paraprofessional(s), a psychologist and a social worker assigned to each classroom unit create a team approach. Outreach services to involve families within the school community is an integral part of the Middle School Program. Also offered is the The PASS program at the Brennan Middle/High School. This program is serving disabled and non-disabled students of middle and high school ages. This program offers a highly structured environment in which instructional and behavioral deficits can be addressed within a small group setting for high school aged students. The educational environment parallels that of the Brennan High School. Students may or may not be classified as special education students. All are in need of alternative education. Truancy, non-compliance with school rules and generally disruptive behavior often characterize a student in crisis; such a student is appropriate for the PASS program. Students who are at risk due to poor achievement may also be referred to this program where they will be afforded many support services to ensure success. Call for detailed information.SuffolkBRENNAN MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
BROOKHAVEN LEARNING CENTEROffers a secondary school that empowers students to develop functional academic, personal, and pre-vocational skills. Our mission is to encourage independence and self-advocacy, and to prepare students to successfully transition from the school environment to post-school options. Skilled staff, in partnership with families, districts and the community, provides quality instruction and services to students. Diverse educational strategies, aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards, offer curriculum accessing real life settings, in conjunction with community-based education and work experiences. Together, these provide unique opportunities to enrich each student's education. The strength of the Brookhaven Learning Center lies in the integration of these dynamics which are designed to maximize opportunities so that each student can achieve his/her fullest potential. The Brookhaven Learning Center provides a continuum of services for students with moderate to severe developmental disabilities. Students participate in a modified New York State Curriculum with an emphasis on life skills. Serves students ages 12-21 in grades 7th-12th at the Middle School and Secondary Level. Classroom options are 8:1:1; 8:1:1+2; 8:1:1+3 and .12:1:1. Students are classified as: Moderate to severe developmental disabilities; Life Skills and significantly modified state curriculum; Modified Alternate Assessment Schedule and Half Day program in conjunction with TSP@BLC. The Brookhaven Learning Center is offered at various locations. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkBROOKHAVEN LEARNING CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
BROOKHAVEN LEARNING CENTER @ SAMOSET MIDDLE SCHOOLOffers Brookhaven Learning Center at Samoset Middle School which is an included site program of the Brookhaven Learning Center. The Brookhaven Learning Center provides a continuum of services for students with moderate to severe developmental disabilities. Students participate in a modified New York State Curriculum with an emphasis on life skills. Serves students ages ages 12 – 21 and Grades 7th - 12th at the Middle School and Secondary Level. Classroom options are 8:1:1. Students are classified as Moderate to severe developmental disabilities; Life Skills and significantly modified state curriculum and Sensory Motor friendly environment. The Brookhaven Learning Center is offered at various locations. Call for more detailed information. SuffolkBROOKHAVEN LEARNING CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
CAREER PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOLOffers an alternative high school that focuses on the social, emotional, prevocational and academic needs of students who come to Career Prep with a variety of behavioral difficulties accompanied by learning disabilities. There is a high staff-to-student ratio to better address the individual needs of each student in self-contained classroom settings (9:1:2 or 6:1:2). The instructional program is aligned to the New York State Common Core Learning Standards and addresses students' cognitive levels and learning styles. All students are given the opportunity to earn a New York State Regents diploma or other state approved high school diploma. Students also have the opportunity of earning college credits through a partnership with Farmingdale State College SUNY. Instructional and work-based learning opportunities required for the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential are also provided. A select group of students are also afforded the opportunity to participate a character education and life skills curriculum using horses to facilitate growth and learning. Career Prep also offers the Farmingdale Program at Farmingdale State College SUNY and the Career Extension Program at Hofstra University. These community-based programs provide a transitional atmosphere for mature students to experience a college environment and explore post-secondary school options. Consideration and acceptance into both of these less restrictive (9:1:2) programs are based on an internal screening process and the student's success in the program. Middle School classes are also offered at Career Prep for students age 12 to 14 in need of a highly structured, safe and supportive educational setting where they can realize the value of school and better prepare to enter high school. Career Prep students are encouraged to make the transition from adolescence to a productive adulthood by developing self-esteem and raising their expectations for success in the future. All students participate in individual and group counseling sessions with a focus on the development of prosocial behaviors including conflict resolution skills, moral development, interpersonal communication skills, self-awareness and self-esteem enhancement. Call for more detailed information. NassauCAREER PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOLNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
CARMAN ROAD PRESCHOOLProvides comprehensive educational services for 3 to 5 year-old students with multiple physical and developmental disabilities. The educational curriculum and therapeutic design of the program focuses on skill development through traditional teaching methods while engaging the most up to date technologies available. Classroom activities stress academic and readiness skills, social and play skills. Experiential learning through exploration, manipulation, imitation, and socialization are keys to successful skill acquisition. A cross-disciplinary approach allows for classroom activities that develop the skills necessary for day-to-day life. Communication skills are reinforced throughout the school day in an engineered aided language environment, which uses visual strategies and state of the art assistive technology enabling students to make their needs known in each communication environment (e.g., therapy room, classroom, gym). Parents are encouraged to be active participants in their child’s education. Support services are provided by physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, school psychologist and school social worker as well as nursing staff and a consulting physician. Call for more detailed information.NassauCARMAN ROAD PRESCHOOLNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
CARMAN ROAD SCHOOLProvides comprehensive educational services for students with multiple disabilities including students with physical and developmental impairments as well as students with autism spectrum disorders, aged 5 to 21. All students are placed in small ratio classes allowing for a true individualized learning experience. Multiple methodologies of teaching are used in conjunction with state-of-the-art technology to provide stimulating educational experiences for all students. Language, academic readiness, social competence and activities of daily living are taught within a structured, aided language classroom environment. Trained staff use visual strategies combined with sensory activities and technology to encourage the growth of communication and interpersonal skills. Learning is enriched through clubs, specialized programs, community involvement, field trips and sports programs. Carman Road utilizes a collaborative team approach including push-in related services enabling staff to provide students with individualized plans to address their needs. Support services are provided by physical and occupational therapists, speech teachers, school psychologists, school social workers as well as nursing staff and a consulting physician. Parents are active participants in their child’s education and participate in ongoing training and support groups enabling them to make connections with one another and share resources. Call for more detailed information.NassauCARMAN ROAD SCHOOLNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ADJUSTMENTOffers an alternative secondary-level and young adult program to students between the ages of 14 and 21 who are emotionally, behaviorally or developmentally disabled to a mild/moderate degree. The program has three distinct components a Modified High School Program, Skills Enrichment Program and the Nassau Education and Treatment Program (NET). Each program component offers students a curriculum designed to develop individual strengths and to address individual needs of the students. The Modified High School Program is designed to meet the learning and behavioral needs of students with varying abilities. The curriculum balances transitional and prevocational skills training, functional academics and New York State Common Core Learning standards Instruction is aligned to the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) standards and leads to a Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (SACC). The Skills Enrichment Program offers a daily living skills curriculum with a functional academic base to develop job skills. Instruction is aligned to the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) standards and leads to a Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (SACC). Students participate in non-paid internships at public and non-profit facilities and agencies, such as hospitals, offices, parks and small businesses supervised by Nassau BOCES staff and on-site personnel to learn a variety of entry level skills. The Nassau Education and Treatment (NET) Program is a collaborative effort between Nassau BOCES, Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Hospital (Phase I) and North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center (Phase II) and is designed to meet the therapeutic, medical and learning needs for students diagnosed with various psychiatric disorders. The instructional program is aligned to the New York State Common Core Learning Standards and addresses students' cognitive levels and learning styles. Students are given the opportunity to earn a New York State Regents diploma or other state approved high school diploma. Students also have the opportunity of earning college credits through a partnership with S.U.N.Y Farmingdale State College. CCA’s behavior support program encourages positive choices, recognizes student achievement and supports the school mission to provide specially designed instruction to meet the social-emotional, academic, behavioral and transitional needs of students. Through a collaborative process among students, staff, families, school districts and outside agencies, CCA maintains a safe and supportive learning community enabling students to become productive, functional and independent members of society. Call for detailed information for each program.NassauCENTER FOR COMMUNITY ADJUSTMENTNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY INCLUSIONProvides families, educators, early interventionists, medical professionals, employers and the community at large with resources to support individuals with disabilities, enabling them to become active members of their communities and meet their full potential in all aspects of life. The CCI provides multi-faceted assistance and enrichment through a variety of resources, services, events, programs, seminars, and workshops. The Center on Community Inclusion at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University is dedicated to providing resources to school districts, service providers and families so that individuals with disabilities will meet with success in inclusive environments. The CCI offers a variety of programs to the community including: intensive autism training for professionals in the special needs field, programs that build family bonds and communication, and workshops that build independence, confidence and skills in individuals with special needs. For more information contact the CCI at 516-299-2231 or e-mail kathleen.feeley@liu.edu.NassauCENTER FOR COMMUNITY INCLUSIONLIU POST
CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTHCommitted to the development of the intellectual potential of gifted children. It brings together two important elements of education for the gifted: extraordinary teachers recruited from leading high schools, middle schools and elementary schools in the metropolitan area and university-level facilities. These two factors, combined with an administrative and psychological team schooled in the needs of gifted children, give the Long Island University program unique strengths in producing positive benefits for young people admitted to the program. The Center for Gifted Youth's underlying philosophy should be understood by all considering its program for their children. The Center is committed to the development of the intellectual potential of each child. Its purpose is to provide learning experiences for children with superior intellectual ability that will deepen and extend their intellectual interests, as well as develop the skills of independent learning. Classes are taught at a faster pace and in greater depth than in most schools. The program is designed to augment programs in local schools. Call for information regarding admission procedures. An application is required. . NassauCENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTHLIU POST
CENTRAL ISLIP EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTERProvides pre-K and Kindergarten.SuffolkCENTRAL ISLIP EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTERCENTRAL ISLIP UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
CHILDREN'S CENTER EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMPurpose is to maximize each child's strengths and minimize weaknesses, address every facet of child's development, and encourage and assist parental participation in child's development. Program includes evaluations and services for infants and toddlers individual and family counseling, speech and language therapy, occupational/ physical therapies, and education for the visually impaired. Other services include family training, parent/child feeding group and feeding services. Home and center based therapies available.SuffolkTHE CHILDREN'S CENTER AT UCP OF LONG ISLANDUCP OF LONG ISLAND
CHILDREN'S CENTER SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMCenter based school program providing: evaluations, individualized education, related services, family education, pre-vocational training, individual and group counseling, and play therapy. Related services include: physical, occupational and speech therapies, vision training, nursing, and assistive technology. Adapted physical evaluation, creative arts, and MOVE philosophy (Mobility Opportunities Via Education) are also available. Program offers an educational/therapeutic curriculum that provides individualized attention and intervention while facilitating communication skills, cognitive development and emphasizing individual abilities. UPC Suffolk's Children's Residential Program provides both educational and residential placement using a collaborative team approach.SuffolkTHE CHILDREN'S CENTER AT UCP OF LONG ISLANDUCP OF LONG ISLAND
CHILDREN'S READINESS CENTERSpecializes in serving children in need of a highly structured learning environment and present with autism spectrum disorders or PDD (pervasive development disorder). Classes are small, allowing for an intensive learning environment. Students learn appropriate on-task "school-like" behaviors and how to be as independent as possible. CRC utilized the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to shape behaviors and teach new skills through repetition and reinforcement. Instruction targets Activities of Daily Living (ADL). A progressive total communication system is utilized—including spoken words, photographs, pictures, symbols and/or sign language—to increase communication skills. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to engage students in a social exchange for requesting and/or communicating their needs. Additionally, we have specially trained staff that may address any mealtime management concerns, such as limited food repertoire. A collaborative team including teachers, social workers, psychologist, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, and administrative personnel strives to meet the individualized educational needs of each child. All students benefit from an adapted physical education and music program. Family input is encouraged and parent training is provided throughout the school year. Day and evening workshops assist parents with skill development and behavioral interventions and ongoing support groups are facilitated by the social worker. Call for more detailed information.NassauCHILDREN'S READINESS CENTERNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
CREATIVE ADAPTATIONS FOR LEARNING, INC.Dedicated to creating, publishing and distributing tactile illustrations for readers who are blind or visually impaired. Creative Adaptations for Learning (CAL) produces books, flash cards, and other educational materials which use raised lines and textured shapes to help visually impaired people recognize shapes and objects the product is particularly useful for developing reading readiness (braille or print), orientation and mobility and communication skills. Young children, their parents, siblings, teachers and Occupational Therapists, any of whom may be blind or visually impaired, use these materials...as well as children who have dyslexia, autism, cerebral palsy or learning delays. Serves a national geographic area.NassauCREATIVE ADAPTATIONS FOR LEARNING, INC.CREATIVE ADAPTATIONS FOR LEARNING, INC.
DAY HOSPITAL PROGRAMOffers a 30-day psychiatric day program which includes individual, group and family counseling, recreational therapy, therapeutic socialization activities, emergency stabilization, medication, and a special education through Western Suffolk BOCES.SuffolkDAY HOSPITAL PROGRAMSAGAMORE CHILDREN'S PSYCHIATRIC CENTER
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND INFORMATION SUPPORT SERVICESProvides local school districts with a range of educational support services, including leadership training, professional development, curriculum-writing and instructional technology staff and programs. Support and training are available for student information systems, as well as special education software, test scoring, data warehouse and student data analysis. Researched-based and targeted to local needs, these services are available to teachers, administrators, boards of education, support staff, parents, and students. Initiatives include, but are not limited to, responding to the Common Core Standards and alignment, meeting the needs of diverse learners, instructional technology, distance learning, educational leadership, the arts, library media, shared decision making, and strategic planning. Workshops and seminars provide opportunities for participating districts to learn from the foremost experts in the field, with on-site or in-class experience, providing the link between theory and practice. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND INFORMATION SUPPORT SERVICESEASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONOffers a broad spectrum of classes and services that are highly specialized to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities, as well as non-classified students in need of alternative school settings. Classes are offered for students ranging in age from 5 to 21 years in Eastern Suffolk BOCES centers, as well as inclusive settings in our component district buildings. Students enrolled in our district sites are provided with opportunities for inclusion in general education academic classes, special subject classes, and building-wide activities while receiving specialized support services and instruction from Eastern Suffolk BOCES. All programs are aligned with Common Core Learning Standards and are designed to achieve appropriate educational outcomes for each student we serve. These outcomes include completion of a New York State Regents course of study, as well as academic, behavioral, and social skills development. These skills are developed along the continuum of student needs exhibited within the Eastern Suffolk BOCES area. All of our programs have received accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. We continue to work toward improving student outcomes through a focus on transition, research and assessment of best practices, and emerging trends in the field. Call for more information on programs and services offered.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONEASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
DISABILITIES PROGRAMProvides a Developmental Disabilities Program for residents of the East End. Activities include bowling, golf, dinner dances, day outings and bus trips.SuffolkRECREATION DEPARTMENTTOWN OF SOUTHOLD
DISABILITY SERVICES CENTER (DSC)Services are designed to meet the unique educational needs of currently enrolled students with documented permanent/ temporary disabilities or disabling medical conditions. The Disability Services Center (DSC) is dedicated to the principle that equal opportunity be afforded each student to realize his/her fullest potential. The goal is to assist students with disabilities to function as independently as possible, and to ensure a comprehensively accessible college experience where individuals with disabilities have the same access to programs, opportunities and activities as all other students at the college. DSC offers its services to all students in face-to-face, hybrid, online courses and distance education programs. Documentation about your disability will need to be provided. Please contact Malka Edelman, Director to discuss your reasonable accommodations.SuffolkDISABILITY SERVICES CENTER (DSC)FARMINGDALE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES/SUCCESS THROUGH EXPANDED EDUCATION PROGRAMProvides a supportive environment for students with documented disabilities and is committed to complying with all applicable provisions of: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Disability Support Services/Success Through Expanded Education Program (DSS/STEEP) at Molloy College strives to provide access to an equal educational experience for qualified students with documented disabilities, while ensuring that the integrity of all college standards and requirements is maintained. In support of the College's commitment to transformative education, DSS/STEEP aspires to educate the Molloy community so as to increase awareness, knowledge, and integration of those with disabilities. If you are a prospective or current student and would like to discuss your eligibility and services offered please call or email for more detailed information.NassauDISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES/SUCCESS THROUGH EXPANDED EDUCATION PROGRAMMOLLOY COLLEGE
EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTERServes Kindergarten and Special Ed 1-2.NassauEARLY CHILDHOOD CENTERHEMPSTEAD UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
EARLY CHILDHOOD HOME AND COMMUNITY SERVICESOffers a wide range of specialized services, home and community based, to children from birth to age 21. Services include special education, ABA (applied behavior analysis), Discrete Trial Instruction, speech, occupational and physical therapy, psychology and social work and Parent Education and Counseling.SuffolkEARLY CHILDHOOD HOME AND COMMUNITY SERVICESDEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES INSTITUTE
EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES-HUNTINGTONProvides family focused integrated early intervention and preschool programs for children ages birth-5 years who have a range of developmental disabilities. Program includes diagnostic and evaluation services full and partial day classroom programs home visits by educators and clinicians parent education, counseling and support and speech, physical and occupational therapies. Also a UPK provider for the Huntington School District.SuffolkEARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES-HUNTINGTONDEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES INSTITUTE
EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES-MEDFORDServes children with a diagnosis of autism or pervasive developmental disorder between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old. Provides intensive full day special education. Students receive individualized instruction throughout the day. Children have the opportunity to access both small and large group instruction, access to typical peers through peer modeling and community based inclusion.SuffolkEARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES-MEDFORDDEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES INSTITUTE
EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES-RONKONKOMAProvides family focused integrated early intervention and preschool programs for children ages birth-5 years who have a range of developmental disabilities. Program includes diagnostic and evaluation services, full and partial day classroom programs, home visits by educators and clinicians, parent education, counseling and support and speech, physical, and occupational therapies. Also a UPK provider for the Connetquot School District.SuffolkEARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES-RONKONKOMADEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES INSTITUTE
EARLY INTERVENTIONProvides early intervention classroom- based programs for children birth-age 3 with a wide variety of disablilities. Parent training is available to show parents how to dress, feed, play with and stimulate their child's growth and development. Teachers give instruction in the classroom. Physical, speech and/or occupational therapy is also available.NassauEARLY INTERVENTIONCP NASSAU
EARLY INTERVENTION EVALUATIONS AND SERVICESConducts evaluations (at home or community school) for children birth through 3 years old, suspected of having developmental delays. Qualifying children may be eligible for services in speech, occupational and physical therapy and special instruction. Evaluation and services are free to Nassau County residents.NassauEARLY INTERVENTION EVALUATIONS AND SERVICESKIDS FIRST EVALUATION AND ADVOCACY CENTER, INC./NASSAU
EDENWALD CENTERProvides a residential treatment center for more than 100 children with emotional and intellectual problems. Program includes special education, therapeutic recreation, psychotherapy, and vocational and independent living skills training, with the goal of strengthening family life while preparing children for independent community functioning.EDENWALD CENTERJEWISH CHILD CARE ASSOCIATION
EDUCATIONAL ADVOCACYProvides ongoing communication with parents of students enrolled in Center's programs to monitor child's progress. Assigns specially trained staff to Committee on Special Education and to parent/guardian meetings at parents' request.NassauEDUCATIONAL ADVOCACYLITTIG HOUSE COMMUNITY CENTER, INC.
EDUCATION PROGRAMOffers an educational program based on the Applied Behavior Analysis Positive Behavioral Supports model for individuals with autism spectrum disorders ages 5 to 21 . Focuses on academic, social and life skills development, transition and vocational training. Provides certified Behavior Analysts/Specialist and IEP. related services.EDUCATION PROGRAMANDERSON CENTER FOR AUTISM
EDWARD J. MILLIKEN TECHNICAL CENTERMission at the Edward J. Milliken Technical Center is to educate all secondary and adult students of the diverse communities we service to become responsible, independent thinkers, who are creative, contributing, productive citizens who strive for personal excellence, function successfully and enrich society. We will accomplish our mission in active partnership with component school districts, parents, community, business and industry, by providing: a broad based technical curriculum, knowledgeable instructors, administrators and support staff, appropriate facilities, current instructional technology with extracurricular activities in a safe and caring environment. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkEDWARD J. MILLIKEN TECHNICAL CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
ELEMENTARY LEVEL DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMS AT WESTHAMPTON BEACH LEARNING CENTERProvide high quality, evidence based instruction and support services that meet the unique needs of each student. Our diverse specialty programs foster student engagement, independence and promote high expectations to ensure that students are challenged to meet the Common Core State Standards and are prepared for success in their post-school lives. The Elementary Level Developmental Programs services students with various developmental disabilities. Services are for students ages 5-11 and in grades K-6th grade. Class size options include 8:1:1, 8:1:1 +2, 8:1:1 +3 and 12:1:4 depending on which program. The primary goal of the program is to maximize each student's potential and to teach skills that will enable them to become as independent as possible within the confines of his/her disability. Program components include improving cognition with an emphasis on sensory motor skills development. Functional assessments of behavior and behavior intervention plans are put in place for support when needed. Students are classified as Multiple Disabilities; Autism; Intellectual Disability and Other Health Impairment. The Academic Program services students with learning and behavioral disabilities. The primary goal of the program is to maximize each student's potential. Program components include instruction that is comprised of the general education curriculum and which supports the Common Core State Standards. Behavior management, self advocacy and social skills are addressed. A building-wide behavior management plan is an integral part of the program. Functional behavior assessments (FBA's) and behavior intervention plans (BIP's) are implemented for support when needed. The 12:1:4 Program emphasizes a multi-sensory approach to learning. Emphasis is placed on improving cognition, sensory motor skills development and use of adaptive equipment to aid movement and independence. Students placed in the 12:1:4 class component are dependent upon staff for meeting their needs throughout the school day. Classroom instruction is provided with hand over hand assistance. Related services of speech, occupational therapy and physical therapy are provided on a group push-in basis. All students are assessed using the New York State Alternate Assessment. The Autism Program services students with various development disabilities. The primary goal of the program is to maximize each student's potential and to teach skills that will enable them to become as independent as possible within the confines of his/her disability. Program components include academics with an emphasis on functional skill development. Behavior management, independent living, and social skills are also addressed. Where needed, discrete trial instruction and applied behavioral analysis are utilized in conjunction with grade level curriculum. Functional assessments of behavior and behavior intervention plans are implemented for support when needed. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkWESTHAMPTON BEACH LEARNING CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
ELEMENTARY LEVEL PROGRAMS AT PREMM LEARNING CENTEROffers programs that serves students with moderate to severe developmental delays, plays an integral part in the lives of the students we teach. We work as a team, in cooperation with the parents, to ensure that each student develops to his/her maximum potential academically, socially, and physically and achieves his/her highest level of independence. Multi-modality approaches to learning best serves our students while striving to achieve their goals. Services are for students ages 5-11 and in grades K-5th grade. Class size options include 8:1:1, 8:1:1 +2 and 12:1:4 depending on which program. At the Elementary Level programs Premm offers Center-Based Functional Academic Skills Program. The Functional Academic Skills Program at Premm Learning Center services students with moderate to severe development disabilities. The primary goal of the program is to maximize each student's potential and to teach skills that will enable them to become as independent as possible within the confines of their disability. Program components include academics with an emphasis on functional skill development, utilizing a modified Common Core Curriculum. Behavior management, independent living and social skills are also addressed. Functional assessments of behavior and behavior intervention plans are implemented for support when needed. All students are assessed using the New York State Alternate Assessment. Students are classified as: Multiple Disabilities; Intellectually Disabled; Speech Impairment; Visual Impairment; Autism; Hearing Impairment and other Health Impairment. The 12:1:4 Program at Premm Learning Center emphasizes a multi-sensory approach to learning. Emphasis is placed on improving cognition, sensory motor skills development and use of adaptive equipment to aid movement and independence. Students placed in the 12:1:4 class component are non-ambulatory and are dependent upon staff for meeting their needs throughout the school day. Classroom instruction is provided with hand over hand assistance. Related services of speech, occupational therapy and physical therapy are provided on a group push-in basis. All students are assessed using the New York State Alternate Assessment. Also offered is the Included Class Satellite Services. The Premm Learning Center offers included class components for elementary students within off site district mainstream programs. The students serviced within the included programs experience learning disabilities but exhibit minimal to no behavioral concerns. The primary goal of the included class program is to maximize each student's potential and to act as the bridge to possibly return to home school district. Instruction in these classes emphasizes a modified Common Core Curriculum, behavior management, and self-advocacy and social skills, while also providing for the opportunity to be integrated with the mainstream population for special subject classes, lunch, assemblies and academic subjects when appropriate. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkPREMM LEARNING CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES INFORMATION, REFERRAL AND TRAININGProvides assistance in gathering information on resources and consumer rights. Offers parent training for navigation of insurance, educational system and public entitlements. Provides linkage and referral for needed services.FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES INFORMATION, REFERRAL AND TRAININGSICK KIDS NEED INVOLVED PEOPLE OF NEW YORK, INC.
GARY D. BIXHORN TECHNICAL CENTERProvides a safe and positive learning environment, addressing the academic and career needs of a diversified community of students through the efforts and abilities of a knowledgeable and caring staff. Our goal is to prepare students for the workforce and/or post-secondary education by building upon the strengths, talents, skills, and resources of peers, educators, industries, communities, and of the students themselves. The Academy programs encourage students to develop emotionally, intellectually, socially, and physically. Through the use of innovative and traditional approaches to instruction, assessment and current technology, as well as the promotion of ethical values, we commit to empowering all of our students to be self-directed, creative citizens who will thrive in an ever-changing global community. Call for more detailed information. SuffolkGARY D. BIXHORN TECHNICAL CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
GENERAL CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATIONHelps prepare classified students, ages 16-21, for employment or supportive employment upon graduation or for entry into advanced programs with support in Secondary Career and Technical Education. Students, referred to the program by their local school districts, spend one-half day at their home high school and one-half day at a Tech campus. At the Career Assessment Center, located at Wilson Tech's Manor Plains campus, students are evaluated on their career and academic strengths and weaknesses and this information is used to match the students with appropriate career choices. Call for more detailed information. SuffolkGENERAL CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATIONWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
H.B. WARD TECHNICAL AND ACADEMIC CENTEROffers an integrated career and technical campus. Our mission is to provide high-quality education to a diverse population of secondary and adult students, empowering them to be successful in post-secondary education and/or career choices. Programs are structured to provide educational experiences incorporating teamwork, responsibility, discipline, professionalism, leadership, community service, and communication skills in a safe environment conducive to learning. We remain focused on offering quality education for the rapidly changing world. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkH.B. WARD TECHNICAL AND ACADEMIC CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
HEARING SERVICESOffers hearing services for students attending local district programs who have hearing disorders or central auditory processing disorders and include the following: Audiological Evaluations (are provided for students with hearing impairment. Evaluations include pure tone audiometry and tympanometry. The following can be included in the evaluation for an additional fee: aided testing with hearing aids, hearing test with student wearing hearing aids; aided testing with FM unit, and hearing test with student wearing FM unit.); FM Evaluations (include an initial FM evaluation that provides a hearing test to determine the appropriate FM unit for the student. Calibration of the FM unit is included in this service. ); Earmolds (FM Amplification are provided for students who require FM amplification and are made by audiologists who individualize this equipment to meet the student's needs.); Central Auditory Processing Evaluation (provided for students, who are seven years and older, with normal hearing and intelligence who have an impaired ability to attend, discriminate, recognize or comprehend auditory information.The Central Auditory Processing Evaluation includes: a peripheral audiological evaluation; tests of speech recognition in quiet and noise; testing to assess central auditory processing disorders, including but not limited to dichotic listening tests, distorted speech, speech in noise, and temporal ordering tasks; and an evaluation report.); FM Amplification Trial (designed to assist district personnel in determining if low gain amplification could benefit students who have been diagnosed with: mild hearing loss; fluctuating middle ear hearing loss; learning disabilities involving auditory deficits; and sensorineural hearing loss. To determine if a student can benefit from such amplification, trial use of equipment is available. This includes provision of equipment for one month; in-service workshops for staff on proper use of equipment; classroom management techniques; and pre- and post-data using standardized checklists of auditory behaviors.); FM Equipment Services (provide for the rental of FM equipment for one month when it is necessary for a district to provide short term use of this equipment and in-service workshops are not needed. If FM equipment is not working properly, the unit can be brought to the BOCES Audiological Center at the Rosemary Kennedy Center – Room 1301G. A computerized evaluation of the unit will be provided and simple repairs, when possible, can be made.) and Consultant Services (include in-service consultation provided to assist district staff in meeting the needs of students with either hearing impairment or central auditory processing disorders.) Call for more detailed information.NassauHEARING SERVICESNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
HEARING SERVICES INFANT PROGRAMOffers services to assist children in achieving age-appropriate language, readiness and social skills which will enable them to enroll in early childhood activities within their neighborhoods. The Hearing Services Infant Program offers a comprehensive, multifaceted program for infants and toddlers who have hearing losses. Any child with a hearing loss significant enough to warrant the use of hearing aids is considered a candidate for the program. Referrals can be made for any child as soon as the diagnosis of a hearing loss is confirmed including newborns and children who are candidates for, or who have received, cochlear implants. Parent training and center-based services are the two key components of the program. Home-based services are based upon Project SKI-HI, a comprehensive intervention program for children with hearing losses and their families. Parents and family members learn about hearing loss, the use of hearing aids and cochlear implants, communication options and the development of language. This model recognizes the importance of helping parents and family members learn to work/play effectively with their child in order to stimulate audition, communication and language skills. The focus of these sessions is on the parent/family members, and how best to interact with the child. The parent advisor does not work directly with the child, but instructs, advises, teaches and models activities that the parent/family members can use with their child. Center-based services are initially provided to children and family members on an individual basis. This affords the family members an opportunity to ask questions, to practice using and troubleshooting the amplification equipment and to observe and imitate the ways in which the staff work with the child. Following this initial period, the staff may continue to work with the child individually or in a small group. Within the toddler groups, emphasis is placed on learning turn-taking skills, social communication and cooperative play, with a continued emphasis on the development of auditory skills and the acquisition of language. Speech therapy services may be provided to the child on an individual pull-out basis or as part of a collaborative instructional model within the classroom. Call for more detailed information.NassauHEARING SERVICES INFANT PROGRAMNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
HENRY VISCARDI SCHOOLProvides a tuition free school that is chartered by New York State to provide preschool, elementary and high school programs to 177 students in grades Pre K-12 with disabilities with CPSE/CSE referral. The school also operates infant assessment, parent training, and student recreation programs. Serves ages 0-21 with CPSE/CSE referrals, except for swim program.NassauHENRY VISCARDI SCHOOLABILITIES, INC.
HOFSTRA GIFTED ACADEMYOffers gifted students programs and courses for those who need stimulation, focus, encouragement, and room to experiment and engage in self-directed activities. If your child is gifted or academically advanced, you can provide a motivating, positive learning environment and the enrichment he or she needs to thrive. The Gifted Academy at Hofstra enables you to expand the scope of learning and creative experiences provided by your child's school. Students entering Kindergarten through Grade 8 will be challenged and stimulated through subjects such as Math, Science, Arts, and Humanities. Each semester, course offerings are expanded in response to parental and student input. Working closely with other gifted students within their age group, your young one will have the opportunity to be exposed to other gifted children and to forge strong bonds of friendship. Children who demonstrate intellectual abilities above their peers and age-appropriate classmates benefit enormously academically, socially, and emotionally when exposed to challenging and enriching curricula. Call for more detailed information.NassauHOFSTRA GIFTED ACADEMYHOFSTRA UNIVERSITY CONTINUING EDUCATION
HOFSTRA REACH PROGRAMOffers an exciting opportunity for campers with autism spectrum disorders and other special needs to experience Hofstra Specialty Camps with peers. The REACH Program provides a safe and positive setting for campers with disabilities to be included in Specialty Camps, activities, and enjoy peer interactions, with supports and/or modifications when necessary (not applicable to Sports Academy Camps). The REACH Program provides a perfect setting for ongoing interventions during the summer break. Campers have ample opportunities to generalize and enhance social and daily living skills. Please be aware that space is extremely limited so get your paperwork in right away. The entire application is received and reviewed by the director of this program you will be contacted by the camp office. If you have any questions you can reach the director by email at REACH@hofstra.edu or call the camp office at 516-463-2267. If you register without a prior approval, your camper may not be eligible for our staffing or consulting services. Call for more detailed information.NassauHOFSTRA REACH PROGRAMHOFSTRA UNIVERSITY CONTINUING EDUCATION
INPATIENT SERVICESProvides intermediate length inpatient psychiatric hospitalization for children age 12 to 17. Offers evaluation and treatment by a multi-disciplinary team providing a range of therapeutic services including (but not limited to) individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, art therapy, recreation therapy, special education programs, psychiatric nursing, milieu therapy, and medication and health services.SuffolkINPATIENT SERVICESSAGAMORE CHILDREN'S PSYCHIATRIC CENTER
INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL CLASSESProvides a multidisciplinary evaluation for children 3-5yrs, a 2 1/2 hour integrated classroom with individual or group therapies. Typical children, ages 3-5yrs, may enroll in the class paying a tuition fee. Also provides parent education programs and parent support group.SuffolkINTEGRATED PRESCHOOL CLASSESBUILDING BLOCKS DEVELOPMENTAL PRESCHOOL
INTENSIVE DAY TREATMENTAssists school age students from Nassau and Suffolk counties to avert hospitalization for severe emotional/psychiatric problems and students with psychiatric problems who are on the Autism Spectrum. The IDT Program is also a therapeutic program to help a youngster adjust to the community following a period of inpatient psychiatric hospitalization or a short term placement for youngsters leaving psychiatric hospitalization en route to day treatment or other specialized school-based services. Instructional staff provided by the Special Education Division of Western Suffolk BOCES in concert with professionals funded by the Office of Mental Health/Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center, provide intensive intervention to students on an extended day basis. The program also works with pupils who have been in a day treatment or other intensive school placement and have not been successful. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkINTENSIVE DAY TREATMENTWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
INTERIM ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMOffers a program that serves non-disabled and disabled students in middle school and high school who require highly structured services in an alternative setting. The educational environment parallels that of the JEA Alternative School. It is for non-classified students who are on long-term, out of school suspension as a result of a Superintendent's Hearing and classified students who need an Interim Alternative Educational Program as described in 201.7 of the Commissioner's Regulations. Placements may extend beyond the minimum of 45 days. This highly individualized, academic program includes Regents-level instruction. School-based counseling, behavioral management training, substance abuse treatment and court probationary services as well as support services from psychologists and social workers are also available. This full-day program is housed in a self-contained location at the JEA Alternative School in Wheatley Heights. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkINTERIM ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
IRIS WOLFSON HIGH SCHOOLProvides a nurturing and academically invigorating environment for students who have experienced difficulty relating to peers and/or adults in a traditional school setting due to their social and emotional needs. Iris Wolfson fosters acceptance, stimulates academic achievement, encourages self-reliance, practices tolerance, and motivates students to meet their highest potential and strive toward post-secondary options while earning a Regents diploma. Upwards of half of our students are college-bound yet require a personalized learning environment that includes school-based counseling two times a week with clinically trained school psychologists. The least restrictive of the Nassau BOCES Special Education settings, Iris Wolfson is modeled after mainstream educational settings. Courses are departmentalized and the instructional program is aligned to the New York State Common Core Learning Standards. Students have the opportunity of earning college credits through a partnership with Farmingdale State College SUNY. All students are expected to earn a New York State Regents diploma while information on the local diploma requirements still available to students with disabilities when appropriate is provided. Various electives are offered to stimulate thought, meet graduation requirements, reinforce content material, foster independent living, and develop personal management skills. Iris Wolfson primarily serves students with emotional disabilities (i.e. Generalized Anxiety Disorders and Depression), assorted learning disabilities, and spectrum disorders whose needs most closely resemble those found in district-based programs. Instruction is modified and individualized to addresses students' cognitive levels and learning styles. Instructional and work-based learning opportunities are also provided to assist students pursue a Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential. Vocational counseling is provided to assist students and families as they begin to access important post-secondary supports and services. Middle School classes are also offered for students ages 11 to 14 in need of a structured, safe and supportive educational setting. Like our high school, all middle school students receive school-based counseling to help them identify and overcome obstacles that impede upon their academic, social and emotional development. Classes are departmentalized and middle school commencement requirements are offered to students before moving onto high school. Call for more detailed information.NassauIRIS WOLFSON HIGH SCHOOLNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
ISLIP ACADEMIC CENTERProvides specialized, individually structured, standards-based education deeply embedded in the Common Core, while integrating CDOS standards into classroom and community based and service learning activities. Career assessment, level one interviews and transition planning interface with school-to-work learning. Career-based training and related internship experiences provide students with participation in the community. Our commitment to a safe and nurturing environment allows students to access these opportunities based on their individual needs. We offer our students academic and employability skills with social growth opportunities and real world connections, while preparing them for challenges of the future. This multifaceted academic program at Islip Academic Center is available to secondary special education and non-classified "at-risk" students ages 14-21 in grades 9th-12th with severe behavioral concerns and limited anger management skills. The Islip Academic Center offers both a 6-1-1 modified program and an 8-1-1 departmentalized program based on the New York State Regents Curriculum. All students receive weekly counseling at least one time individually and one time in a group setting to address social skills and behavior management needs. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkISLIP ACADEMIC CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
ITINERANT SERVICES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIREDMainstreamed hearing impaired students are eligible for this complete language oriented, academic support program in their home schools. Based upon individual need, certified teachers of the deaf provide intensive language development, auditory training, speech correction, lip reading and academic tutoring program as well as sign language, manual alphabet and lip reading. This service is coordinated with the curriculum thus, requiring close cooperation with the teacher in the home school. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkITINERANT SERVICES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIREDWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
ITINERANT SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIREDServices are available to blind and partially sighted students in their home schools. The itinerant teacher carries out an ongoing program with local school staff so they can help a student develop those skills needed to function optimally in the regular school setting. These skills can include the use of optical and visual aids, tactile and auditory aids, braille reading and writing, listening and oral communication, orientation, mobility, travel, proficiency in the skills of daily living, counseling in social adjustment, independence, efficient use of resources and personal organization. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkITINERANT SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIREDWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
JEA ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLProgram serves disabled students, ages 11 through 21, who require highly intensive management needs due to conduct disorders. The program provides ongoing educational instruction that incorporates the Common Core Learning Standards to students requiring option IIIA services. The services of a consulting psychiatrist are available for those conduct disordered students who also have psychiatric needs. In addition, strong emphasis is placed upon remedial instruction, vocational training and having each student's parents and family become part of the treatment. An after-school program is offered for students who are unable to attend a normal full-day school due to the students' disability(ies). This option is also suitable for students who are employed during the school day and who require after-school educational programming to complete their high school studies. Related services, support services and psychiatric consultation services are also offered for students who require these specialized services. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkJEA ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
JEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAMStudents, ages five through twelve, are educated at the elementary school of the Special Education Division. This program provides instruction in basic skills of reading, writing, communication and math. For those students with multiple disabilities, instructional emphasis is on Activities of Daily Living, mobility and basic communication. In addition to basic classroom instruction students may receive adaptive physical education if needed. An enrichment program in basic skills and basic technology education is part of the core curriculum which assists students in preparing for the New York State standardized tests or Alternative Assessments. A wide range of special activities help stimulate each student's social skills. In addition, some students receive services from a consulting psychiatrist. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkJEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAMWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
JEA JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMServes students ages 12 through 21 who present a range of disabilities and require intensive support. Classroom instruction incorporates the Common Core Learning Standards, and major emphasis is on developing life skills so students may be successfully placed in a supportive work environment upon graduation. A variety of training opportunities for supportive employment including a comprehensive Work Activities Center is available. Many of the students participate in travel training to assist them in independent ambulation within the community. Most students participate in community-based vocational sites and receive training by working with non-disabled individuals. The program’s team approach brings together the related service staff, program psychologists, and social workers who work in concert with the classroom staff to maximize each child’s potential. The services of a consulting psychiatrist are available for those developmentally disabled students who also have psychiatric needs. The highest priorities within this program are to help students to develop functional and independent living skills for daily living activities and prepare for success in the New York State Alternate Assessments. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkJEA JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
JEFFERSON ACADEMIC CENTEROffers an academic program to special education and non-classified “at risk” students who require an alternate approach to learning. The students have moderate to severe learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum disorders, or moderate to severe behavioral and/or intensive counseling concerns. Psychiatric services are also available through collaboration with Sagamore Children's Center. The center services students ages 12-14 in grades 7th-8th. Class size options include 6:1:1; 8:1:1 and 8:1:1+2. The student’s profiles include: Moderate to severe learning disabilities; Asperger/high functioning Autism; Moderate to severe behavioral and/or intensive counseling concerns; Severe psychiatric needs that require intensive school counseling; Non-classified students with behavioral and discipline concerns and Sagamore psychiatric services. All students participate in a building-wide behavior management system designed to encourage behaviors that support learning and successful social interaction. Students have the ability to transition to the following included site: JAC @ Oregon Middle School. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkJEFFERSON ACADEMIC CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
JEFFERSON ACADEMIC CENTER @ OREGON MIDDLE SCHOOLOffered at Oregon Middle School is an included site program of the Jefferson Academic Center serving students Ages 11 – 14 in grades 6th - 8th at the middle school level. Classroom options include 8:1:1. Student profiles include: Mild to moderate learning disabilities; Moderate behavioral and/or intensive counseling concerns; Asperger/high functioning Autism; Non-classified students with intensive counseling concerns and Moderate psychiatric needs that require therapeutic counseling. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkJEFFERSON ACADEMIC CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
JERUSALEM AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLProvides a dynamic, child-centered, educational experience at the Jerusalem Avenue School, which is staffed by certified special educators dedicated to providing a high-quality, individualized learning environment. Class ratios, as determined by student need, are 6:1:1 or 9:1:2. Reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies are aligned to the New York State Common Core Learning Standards and address students' cognitive levels and learning styles. Learning, behavioral or developmental disabilities that interfere with students’ abilities to succeed in general education are addressed by social and emotional supports integrated into classroom activities. A school-wide growth recognition PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support) program addresses social and emotional needs and a specific plan is developed for each child by the child's teacher and counselor. Social learning skills are emphasized throughout the curriculum and students work as a team to support each other in social growth. Parents are kept informed concerning their child's progress and are encouraged to be active partners in the education of their child by reinforcing what the child learns in school at home. Supportive and related services are available as needed. Psychologists and social workers work closely with students in individual and group sessions to support the development of positive social skills and behaviors and are available to parents on a group or individual basis. Occupational and physical therapies assist students in meeting goals. Speech and Language services are designed to increase students' learning potential and address receptive and expressive difficulties. Different modes of communication are used to meet individual students' needs. The Jerusalem Avenue School also provides the Intensive Support Program (ISP) through a collaborative program developed by Nassau BOCES and the North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center for students with significant emotional difficulties with an on-site psychiatrist, psychiatric social workers and coordinator. Services include psychiatric supervision and ongoing parent counseling to address emotional and behavioral issues that interfere with the achievement of educational goals. In addition to the center-based program in North Bellmore, two 9:1:2 classes located in the Michael F. Stokes Elementary School in the Island Trees School District provide students with opportunities for integration with non-disabled peers during specific activities during the day. Call for more detailed information.NassauJERUSALEM AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
LEARNING RESOURCE PROGRAMProvides support services to students with learning disabilities. The mission of the program is to provide an inclusive environment that enables students with documented Learning Disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder attain their educational goals. Using a supportive environment for academic and social success, the Program delivers individualized sessions provided by educational and counseling professionals that focus on the strengths, talents and needs of the student. Services and supports also include collaboration with faculty, staff and campus-wide support services, which foster independence and integration, consistent with the Adelphi University experience. Call or visit the website for further information and admissions procedure.NassauLEARNING RESOURCE PROGRAMADELPHI UNIVERSITY
LONG ISLAND ASSOCIATION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATORSGroup of special education administrators who are responsible for programs and services for stuents with disabilities in public and private schools.SuffolkLONG ISLAND ASSOCIATION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATORSLONG ISLAND ASSOCIATION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATORS
LONG ISLAND DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER-HAUPPAUGEProvides conflict resolution services including mediation to assist parties to reach legally binding written agreements, in these area: COMMUNITY-neighborhood disputes, harassment, criminal mischief, landlord/tenant, etc. CIVIL COURT/SMALL CLAIMS-cases referred by Nassau and Suffolk County District Courts and Town and Village Courts. SPECIAL EDUCATION-MEDIATION-request through school district for issues including placement, related services, evaluations, etc. EARLY INTERVENTION-referred by the NYS Department of Health for children between birth to three for issues including assessments, medical needs, etc. ACCESS-VR for individuals receiving services through NYS ED. SURROGATE DECISION MAKING COMMITTEE PROGRAM-for individuals with mental disabilities who have no legal surrogate and who need non-emergency major medical or dental care. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES-provide peer mediation, diversity, and character education training. LEMON LAW ARBITRATION-for consumers owning new and used automobiles, motorized wheelchairs, leased automobiles. AGRICULTURAL MEDIATION PROGRAM-for farmers, agribusiness and agricultural community involving loans, debt, family succession, and farm business plan. DIVORCE MEDIATION PROGRAM-assists divorcing couples with decision-making including parenting plans, living arrangements, child support, spousal support, property division and tax returns.Offers peer mediation and conflict resolution training to schools and organizations.SuffolkLONG ISLAND DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER-HAUPPAUGEEAC NETWORK
LONG ISLAND DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER-HEMPSTEADProvides conflict resolution services including mediation to assist parties to reach legally binding written agreements, in these areas: COMMUNITY-neighborhood disputes, harassment, criminal mischief, landlord/tenant, etc. CIVIL COURT-SMALL CLAIMS-cases referred by Nassau and Suffolk County District Courts and Town and Village Courts. SPECIAL EDUCATION-MEDIATION requested through school district for issues including placement, related services, evaluations, etc.EARLY INTERVENTION-referred by the NYS Department of Health for children between birth to three years for issues including assessments, medical needs, etc. ACCESS-VR-for individuals with mental disabilities who have no legal surrogate and who need non-emergency major medical or dental care. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES-provide peer mediation, diversity, and character education training. LEMON LAW ARBITRATION-for consumers owning new and used automobiles, motorized wheelchairs, leased automobiles. CONCILIATIONS-for receipts and Nassau County DSS on the issues regarding compliance. CALL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on any and all program components. AGRICULTURAL MEDIATION PROGRAM-for farmers, agribusiness and agricultural community involving loans, debts, family farm succession, and farm business plan. DIVORCE MEDIATION PROGRAM-assists divorcing couples with decision-making including parenting plans, living arrangements, child support, spousal support, property division and tax returns. Offers peer mediation, and conflict resolution training to schools and orgainizations.NassauLONG ISLAND DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER-HEMPSTEADEAC NETWORK
LYNBROOK SPECIAL EDUCATION PTALynbrook SEPTA is the special education PTA within the school district. Its goals are to expand education opportunities for gifted children and those with special needs including learning disabilities. SEPTA keeps informed on national and state legislation that affects these children.NassauLYNBROOK SPECIAL EDUCATION PTALYNBROOK UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
MADONNA HEIGHTS GROUP RESIDENCEProvides diagnostic services, special education, small therapeutic group living, individual, family, group therapy, and recreational therapy. Allows long-term placement in main facility for girls 12 to 17 years.SuffolkMADONNA HEIGHTS GROUP RESIDENCESCO FAMILY OF SERVICES
MADONNA HEIGHTS RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITYProvides long-term mental health treatment under the supervision of a physician, and 24 hour therapeutic treatment which includes services of psychiatry, social work, psychology, nursing, recreation therapy, child care, and education. This cottage program provides treatment for 14 girls ages 12-17.SuffolkMADONNA HEIGHTS RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITYSCO FAMILY OF SERVICES
MADONNA HEIGHTS SCHOOLOffers fully certified Jr/Sr High School with 6:1:2, 8:1:2, and 8:1:1 ratio. Students can be resident on the Madonna Heights campus or attend day school. Targets girls grades 7 -12 who are emotionally handicapped and/or learning disabled.SuffolkMADONNA HEIGHTS SCHOOLSCO FAMILY OF SERVICES
MANOR PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMOffers a secondary program which is a collaborative effort between the Special Education Division and the Career & Technical Education Division. This program prepares high school students for graduation and enables them to be self-sufficient adults with ongoing employment and ability to live independently. Students are exposed to various vocational training experiences in this program. Special education staff provide academic instruction that incorporates the Common Core Learning Standards while vocation teachers teach the skills needed in each student's chosen vocation. All students at Manor Plains High School participate in one of the small class size programs offered through Wilson Tech. In addition to learning work-based skills, Tech’s Huntington campus also offers MPHS students opportunities to participate in leadership organizations and skills competitions. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkMANOR PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
MARYHAVEN SCHOOLProvides intellectually disabled children ages 5-21 with complex needs, with academic instruction, behavioral management, plus music and adaptive physical education. Mandated related services include speech, counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy, feeding therapy, pre-vocational and vocational training.SuffolkMARYHAVEN SCHOOLMARYHAVEN CENTER OF HOPE, INC.
MASERA LEARNING CENTERProvides a transdisciplinary program, reflecting the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, to address the needs of elementary through middle school aged students with Autism and related developmental disabilities. Common Core Standards are presented through individualized and small group goal driven instruction. All instruction fosters the development of communication, social skills, on-task appropriate behaviors, academics, life skills and prevocational skills; through a hierarchy of structured specialized learning opportunities. The Masera Learning Center provides instruction to children with moderate to severe Autism and related developmental disabilities. The staff provides specialized individual and small group instruction utilizing the following best practice methodologies: Discrete Trial Instruction; Multi-media Instruction; Pre-vocational Skills; Social Stories; Applied Behavioral Analysis; Functional Behavioral Assessment/Behavior Intervention Plans; Community Integration Experiences; ADL(Activities for Daily Living)Skills and Task Analysis. Services are for students ages 5-14 years old and for grades K– 8th grade. Class Size Options are: 8:1:1 and 8:1:1 +3. Student profiles include: Moderate to severe language and social skill deficits; Moderate to severe Autism and related developmental disabilities and Moderate to severe behavioral deficits. Classification program exit outcomes include: Return to District; BOCES Included Placement and Other BOCES Programs. Students have the ability to transition to MLC @ Paul J. Bellew Elementary School. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkMASERA LEARNING CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
MASERA LEARNING CENTER @ PAUL J. BELLEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOLOffered as an included site program of the Masera Learning Center. For students ages 5 – 11 and Grades K - 6th. Classroom options include: 8:1:1+2. Student profiles include: Minimal behavioral concerns; Moderate to severe Autism and related developmental disabilities; Autistic with mild to moderate language and social skills deficits; Independent with toileting and other life skills and Ability to work in a group setting. Call for more detailed informationSuffolkMASERA LEARNING CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
MELVILLE LOCATIONProvides information, referral, assessments and evaluations for children with suspected delays in physical, cognitive, language or emotional development. Services also provided in case management, parent/family training, support groups, early intervention programs, preschool services, school age services and evaluations, clinical services for children 0-21 years old. Bilingual teams provide evaluations in over 40 languages(including English). Also provides preschool educational and speech screenings and parent workshops at other locations when requested. Call for more information.SuffolkMELVILLE LOCATIONACHIEVE BEYOND PEDIATRIC THERAPY AND AUSTISM SERVICES
MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL PROGRAMS AT PREMM LEARNING CENTEROffers programs that serves students with moderate to severe developmental delays, plays an integral part in the lives of the students we teach. We work as a team, in cooperation with the parents, to ensure that each student develops to his/her maximum potential academically, socially, and physically and achieves his/her highest level of independence. Multi-modality approaches to learning best serves our students while striving to achieve their goals. Services are for students ages 11-14 and in grades 6-8th grade. Class size options include 8:1:1, 8:1:1 +2 and 12:1:4 depending on which program. At the Middle School program Premm offers Center-Based Functional Academic Skills Program. The Functional Academic Skills Program at Premm Learning Center services students with moderate to severe development disabilities. The primary goal of the program is to maximize each student's potential and to teach skills that will enable them to become as independent as possible within the confines of their disability. Program components include academics with an emphasis on functional skill development, utilizing a modified Common Core Curriculum. Behavior management, independent living and social skills are also addressed. Functional assessments of behavior and behavior intervention plans are implemented for support when needed. All students are assessed using the New York State Alternate Assessment. Classifications: Multiple Disabilities; Intellectually Disabled; Speech Impairment; Visual Impairment; Autism; Hearing Impairment and other Health Impairment. Also offered is the The 12:1:4 Program at Premm Learning Center emphasizes a multi-sensory approach to learning. Emphasis is placed on improving cognition, sensory motor skills development and use of adaptive equipment to aid movement and independence. Students placed in the 12:1:4 class component are non-ambulatory and are dependent upon staff for meeting their needs throughout the school day. Classroom instruction is provided with hand over hand assistance. Related services of speech, occupational therapy and physical therapy are provided on a group push-in basis. All students are assessed using the New York State Alternate Assessment. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkPREMM LEARNING CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL PROGRAMS AT WESTHAMPTON BEACH LEARNING CENTERProvide high quality, evidence based instruction and support services that meet the unique needs of each student. Our diverse specialty programs foster student engagement, independence and promote high expectations to ensure that students are challenged to meet the Common Core State Standards and are prepared for success in their post-school lives. Middle School Level Programs serves students with various developmental disabilities. Services are for students ages 11-14 and in grades 6-8th grade. Class size options include 8:1:1, 8:1:1 +2, 8:1:1 +3 and 12:1:4 depending on which program. The Prevocational Program services students with various developmental disabilities. The primary goal of the program is to maximize each student's potential and to teach skills that will enable them to become as independent as possible within the confines of his/her disability. Program components include academics with an emphasis on functional skill development, as well as simulated work activities to apply newly acquired knowledge. Behavior management, independent living, and social skills are also addressed. Where needed, discrete trial teaching and applied behavioral analysis is utilized in conjunction with grade level curriculum. Functional assessments of behavior intervention plans are implemented for support when needed. Students are classified as: Multiple Disabilities; Autism; Intellectual Disability; Emotional Disturbance; Speech Impairment and Other Health Impairment. The Secondary Developmental Program services students with various developmental disabilities. The primary goal of the program is to maximize each student's potential and to teach skills that will enable them to become as independent as possible within the confines of his/her disability. Program components include improving cognition with an emphasis on sensory motor skills development. Functional assessments of behavior and behavior intervention plans are put in place for support when needed. The 12:1:4 Program emphasizes a multi-sensory approach to learning. Emphasis is placed on improving cognition, sensory motor skills development and use of adaptive equipment to aid movement and independence. Students placed in the 12:1:4 class component are dependent upon staff for meeting their needs throughout the school day. Classroom instruction is provided with hand over hand assistance. Related services of speech, occupational therapy and physical therapy are provided on a group push-in basis. All students are assessed using the New York State Alternate Assessment. The Academic Center Middle School Program services students with learning and behavioral disabilities. The primary goal of the program is to maximize each student's potential. Program components include instruction that is comprised of the general education curriculum and which supports the Common Core State Standards. Behavior management, self-advocacy and social skills are addressed. A building-wide behavior management plan is an integral part of the program. Functional assessments and behavior intervention plans are implemented for support when needed. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkWESTHAMPTON BEACH LEARNING CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
NASSAU-COMMUNITY REHABILITATION SERVICESProvides rehabilitation teaching to the blind and visually impaired including braille, keyboarding, travel training, independent living skills, and low-vision services. Also offers social casework and counseling servicesNassauNASSAU-COMMUNITY REHABILITATION SERVICESHELEN KELLER SERVICES FOR THE BLIND
NORTH BABYLON DAY TREATMENT PROGRAMProvides daily mental health services in conjunction with BOCES special education. Specific mental health services include individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, psychopharmacology, psychological, psychiatric and social assessment, crisis intervention, and case management.SuffolkNORTH BABYLON DAY TREATMENT PROGRAMSAGAMORE CHILDREN'S PSYCHIATRIC CENTER
OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONOffers outdoor/environmental education programs in three outdoor learning laboratories. Also offers in-school assembly programs and other special services such as environmental consultants and special programs for gifted/talented and special education youngsters.SuffolkOUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONSCOPE EDUCATION SERVICES
OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM-SPECIAL SERVICESOffers unique programs where OEEP staff lead hands-on investigations in the classroom of your school and/or in field sites around Long Island. From citizen science projects such as butterfly banding to determining fire frequency in the Pine Barrens through tree cores, students in our Special Services programs are directly involved in authentic studies of the natural world. OEEP staff work with teachers to customize the program to support and enhance classroom curriculum with various themes and activities. In addition, customized programs are aligned to the NYS Common Core and Science Standards. Programs are created for grades 1-12, and can be a single or a multi-day experiences. Sample programs include: Field Site Programs; Challenge Course; Native New Yorkers; Bay Investigations; Marine Mammals; Barrier Beach Ecology and Geology; Interpretive Canoe Trip; Invasive Species; Restoring Eelgrass Communities; Farming the Sea: A Mariculture Project; Exploring Long Island's Pine Barrens; Insects; Ornithology and Long Island History. In Addition we offer In-School Programs. Several specialized in-school programs include but are not limited to: Earth Balloon; StarLab; Life Cycles and Macroinvertebrates; Exploring Long Island's Fisheries Resource and other specialized programs that have been developed for the classroom. Here is a sample of possibilities. OEEP staff can customize programs to an array of topics. Call (631) 360-3652 to discuss other topics, programs or ideas.SuffolkOUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM-SPECIAL SERVICESWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
PARKVILLE SCHOOLProvides a safe caring environment that fosters a sense of security and love of learning. We strive to respect and understand the unique needs an characteristics of all our students and to nurture their physical, emotional, social and cognitive development.NassauPARKVILLE SCHOOLGREAT NECK UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
PLEASANTVILLE COTTAGE SCHOOLOffers a therapeutic community for 170 children of normal intelligence, who because of severe emotional and family problems, require residential treatment. Children receive special education in small classes on campus, and an opportunity for off-grounds education where appropriate supervised cottage group living independent living skills preparation individual, family and group therapy. All facilities for physical, mental and emotional growth in an open setting.PLEASANTVILLE COTTAGE SCHOOLJEWISH CHILD CARE ASSOCIATION
PREMM LEARNING CENTEROffers a program that serves students with moderate to severe developmental delays and plays an integral part in the lives of the students we teach. We work as a team, in cooperation with the parents, to ensure that each student develops to his/her maximum potential academically, socially, and physically and achieves his/her highest level of independence. Multi-modality approaches to learning best serves our students while striving to achieve their goals. Premm Learning Center offers an Elementary, Middle and Secondary program. The Center-Based Functional Academic Program at Premm Learning Center services students with moderate to severe developmental disabilities. The primary goal of the program is to maximize each student’s potential and to teach skills that will enable them to become as independent as possible within the confines of their disability. Program components include academics with an emphasis on functional skill development, utilizing a modified Common Core Curriculum. Behavior management, independent living and social skills are also addressed. Functional assessments of behavior and behavior intervention plans are implemented for support when needed. Students are classifications include: Multiple Disabilities; Intellectually Disabled; Speech Impairment; Visual Impairment; Autism; Hearing Impairment and other Health Impairments. The Elementary Program services students ages 5-11 years in grades K-5. Class size options are 8:1:1; 8:1:1 + 2 and 12:1:4 . Students do have the ability to transition to other sites. The Middle School Programs serves students ages 11-14 in grades 6-8th. Class size options are 8:1:1; 8:1:1 + 2 and 12:1:4 . Also offered is the The Secondary Developmental Program which services students ages 14-21 in grades 9th -12th and is a 12:1:4 Program. The 12:1:4 Program at Premm Learning Center emphasizes a multi-sensory approach to learning. Emphasis is placed on improving cognition, sensory motor skills development and use of adaptive equipment to aid movement and independence. Students placed in the 12:1:4 class component are non-ambulatory and are dependent upon staff for meeting their needs throughout the school day. Classroom instruction is provided with hand over hand assistance. Related services of speech, occupational therapy and physical therapy are provided on a group push-in basis. All students are assessed using a New York State alternate assessment. Also offered is the Inclusive Class Satellite Services. The Premm Learning Center offers inclusion class components for elementary and middle school aged students within off site district mainstream programs. The students serviced within the inclusion programs, experience learning disabilities but exhibit minimal to no behavioral concerns. The primary goal of the inclusion program is to maximize each student’s potential and to act as the bridge to possible return to home school district. Instruction in these classes emphasizes a modified Common Core Curriculum, behavior management, and self-advocacy and social skills, while also providing for the opportunity to be integrated with the mainstream population for special subject classes, lunch, assemblies and academic subjects when appropriate. Masera Learning Center is offered in more than one location. Call for more detailed information. SuffolkPREMM LEARNING CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
PREMM LEARNING CENTER AT TIMBER POINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLOffered at Timber Point Elementary is an included site program of the Premm Learning Center. This program is for students Ages 5 – 8 and in Grades K – 3rd and Elementary Level. Classroom options are 8:1:1. Student’s profiles include: Mild to moderate behavioral concerns; Mild to moderate learning disabilities and Life Skills and significantly modified state curriculum. The Premm Learning Center offers included class components for elementary students within off site district mainstream programs. The students serviced within the included programs experience learning disabilities but exhibit minimal to no behavioral concerns. The primary goal of the included class program is to maximize each student's potential and to act as the bridge to possibly return to home school district. Instruction in these classes emphasizes a modified Common Core Curriculum, behavior management, and self-advocacy and social skills, while also providing for the opportunity to be integrated with the mainstream population for special subject classes, lunch, assemblies and academic subjects when appropriate. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkPREMM LEARNING CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
PREMM LEARNING CENTER @ MERRIMAC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLOffered at Merrimac Elementary is an included site program of the Premm Learning Center. This program is for students Ages 8-11 and in Grades 3-6th and Elementary Level. Classroom options are 8:1:1 and 8:1:1 + 2. Student’s profiles include: Mild to moderate behavioral concerns; Mild to moderate learning disabilities and Life Skills and significantly modified state curriculum. The Premm Learning Center offers included class components for elementary students within off site district mainstream programs. The students serviced within the included programs experience learning disabilities but exhibit minimal to no behavioral concerns. The primary goal of the included class program is to maximize each student's potential and to act as the bridge to possibly return to home school district. Instruction in these classes emphasizes a modified Common Core Curriculum, behavior management, and self-advocacy and social skills, while also providing for the opportunity to be integrated with the mainstream population for special subject classes, lunch, assemblies and academic subjects when appropriate. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkPREMM LEARNING CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
PRESCHOOLProvides a multidisciplinary evaluation for children 3-5 yrs of age a four hour and a two and one-half hour special education classroom with individual or group therapies. Also provides parent education programs and parent support group.SuffolkPRESCHOOLBUILDING BLOCKS DEVELOPMENTAL PRESCHOOL
PRESCHOOL EVALUATIONS AND THERAPYConducts evaluations of preschool children suspected of having developmental delays. Evaluations are done at the child's home and in their language. Services such as physical, occupational and speech therapy are provided to qualifying children.NassauPRESCHOOL EVALUATIONS AND THERAPYKIDS FIRST EVALUATION AND ADVOCACY CENTER, INC./NASSAU
PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMOffers daily classes for children with a wide variety of disabilities, including speech language delays,orthopedic problems, and cerebral palsy, from 3 years to age 5. Academic readiness and skills training are taught to prepare children for entrance into a schoolage program either at the Children's Learning Center or in their community schools. Language, social, and academic skills development, as well as appropriate therapy, are provided in collaborating self-contained, and inclusion classrooms.NassauPRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMCP NASSAU
PRESCHOOL PROGRAM AT BARRY TECHOffers a preschool which specializes in serving children in need of a highly structured learning environment and present with autism spectrum disorders or PDD (pervasive development disorder). Classes are small which allow for an intensive learning environment. The Language Enriched Academic Development Program (LEAD) effectively targets communication competence, social interactions, and pre-academic and academic readiness skills. A collaborative model provides a speech and language therapist with the special education teacher in every classroom all day, every day, to support speech, language, cognitive and social development. They utilize the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to shape behaviors and teach new skills through repetition and reinforcement. Instruction targets Activities of Daily Living (ADL). A progressive total communication system is utilized including spoken words, photographs, pictures, symbols and/or sign language, to increase communication skills. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to engage students in a social exchange to request and/or communicate their needs. Additionally, we have specially trained staff that may address any mealtime management concerns, such as limited food repertoire. A collaborative team including teachers, social workers, psychologist, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, and administrative personnel strive to meet the individualized educational needs of each child. Family input is encouraged and parent training is provided throughout the school year. Day and evening workshops assist parents with skill development and behavioral interventions and ongoing support groups are facilitated by the social. Call for more detailed information.NassauPRESCHOOL PROGRAM AT BARRY TECHNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
REGIONAL SPECIAL EDUCATION-TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SUPPORT CENTERPart of a statewide network that provides programs for teachers, administrators, support personnel, parents and other individuals working with classified students with disabilities. RSE-TASC’s charge is to assist school districts to build their capacity to close achievement gaps for students with disabilities. In order to have a positive and lasting impact on classroom instruction, RSE-TASC provides high-quality, sustained, intensive and classroom-focused staff development activities. These activities are grounded in scientifically-based research and practices. The RSE-TASC model relies on the analysis of student data to monitor progress and to improve outcomes for students with disabilities (SWDs). RSE-TASC’s priority is to work intensively with districts targeted for improvement in key areas determined by the State Education Department (SED), specifically, in the areas of literacy, behavioral support and delivery of special education services. Through involvement in local planning processes, RSE-TASC is committed to the delivery of services within the context of total school improvement. Call for more detailed information.NassauREGIONAL SPECIAL EDUCATION-TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SUPPORT CENTERNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL AND DAY SCHOOLProvides females, age 12-18, 7th-12th grade, a residence which offers education, psychiatry, full medical and dental, substance abuse counseling, individual and group counseling, and adventure based programs. The Day School offers education, counseling(group and individual), and adventure based programs.SuffolkRESIDENTIAL SCHOOL AND DAY SCHOOLSCO FAMILY OF SERVICES
ROSEMARY KENNEDY SCHOOLOffers a school which is designed for students with moderate to severe developmental disabilities. The instructional program, which is aligned to the New York State Standards for Students with Severe Disabilities and the New York State Common Core Learning Standards, builds confidence and capabilities of students and focuses on developing communication skills and personal independence. Research-based methodologies, such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), visual strategies, the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), augmentative communications systems, functional behavioral assessment and positive behavioral supports are utilized in this program. The Rosemary Kennedy School consists of the elementary, middle and high school classes as well as district-based classes which provide mainstreaming opportunities for students. Community-based instruction is an essential part of the curriculum and compliments traditional classroom learning. Students participate in recreational activities (libraries, bowling), life skills (grocery shopping, restaurants), volunteer work sites (Mercy Hospital, Hofstra University) and vocational enclaves in the community (fast food restaurants, retail stores). Each student is educated by an interdisciplinary team comprised of the classroom teacher, teacher aides, psychologist, social worker, related service personnel, curriculum teachers and administrators. Parents are encouraged to participate in their child's education through daily communication notebooks, conferences, visits, parent training sessions and parent support groups. Transition planning for students from ages 12 to 21 is facilitated by vocational rehabilitation counselors and social workers in coordination with students and their families prior to graduation. Call for more detailed information.NassauROSEMARY KENNEDY SCHOOLNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
SAGAMORE/EASTERN BOCES DAY TREATMENT CENTERSServes youngsters ages 5-18 who are diagnosed as having a severe emotional disorder and who need extensive psychiatric support. Diagnostic categories include, but are not limited to: attention deficit, anxiety, schizophrenia, paranoia and affective autism spectrum disorders. Services include 6:1:1 or 8:1:1 placement with appropriate support staff at the Sayville Academic Center and 8:1:1 placement with appropriate support staff at the Sequoya High School and Jefferson Academic Center. Psychiatric, rehabilitation, social work, and psychological services are offered. Students who no longer need intense psychiatric support can remain at their respective centers and receive counseling from Eastern Suffolk BOCES staff. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkSAGAMORE/EASTERN BOCES DAY TREATMENT CENTERSEASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
SAUL AND ELAINE SEIFF EDUCARE CENTERProvides pre-school and school-age programs for 0-21 year olds who are multiply handicapped with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Also provides visual, auditory and speech education to children birth-5 years who suffer from intellectual or developmental disabilities, multiple handicaps and delayed speech. Transdisciplinary staff includes social workers, psychologists, therapists and medical support team. Family support and crisis intervention counseling provided.SuffolkSAUL AND ELAINE SEIFF EDUCARE CENTERAHRC SUFFOLK
SAYVILLE ACADEMIC CENTEROffers services in collaboration with Sagamore Children’s Center to students with mild to severe learning disabilities and moderate to severe behavioral and/or intensive counseling concerns. A comprehensive, structured school wide behavior management system is used. Educational support services are provided to students who are between the ages of 5-10 and in grades K-4th grade. Class room size is 6:1:1; 8:1:1 and 8:1:1+2 . Students are classified as: Mild to severe learning disabilities; Moderate to severe behavioral and/or intensive counseling concerns; Asperger/high functioning Autism; Severe psychiatric needs that require therapeutic counseling; Sagamore psychiatric services and Hospital psychiatric services (Stony Brook Hospital). Exit outcomes for our students include: Return to home school district; BOCES included placement and other BOCES Educational Centers. Commencement goals include: Local Diploma; Regents Diploma and CDOS. Sayville Academic Center is offered in more than one location. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkSAYVILLE ACADEMIC CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
SAYVILLE ACADEMIC CENTER @ SHERWOOD ELEMENTARYOffered at Sherwood Elementary is an included site program of the Sayville Academic Center. This program is for students Ages 7 – 11 and Grades 2nd - 5th. Class size options 8:1:1. Students’ profiles include: Mild to moderate learning disabilities and moderate behavioral and/or intensive counseling concerns. Sayville Academic Center is offered in more than one location. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkSAYVILLE ACADEMIC CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
SAYVILLE ACADEMIC CENTER @ STONY BROOK HOSPITALOffered at Stony Brook Hospital which is an included site program of the Sayville Academic Center. The Sayville Academic Center at Stony Brook University Hospital program provides an inpatient psychiatric program for elementary-age students, enabling them to continue their education while undergoing psychiatric treatment. This program, located on Stony Brook's 12N, accepts parent or school referrals and admits youngsters after thorough evaluations by social workers, physicians and psychologists. The length of stay ranges from 1-12 weeks, during which time a full academic curriculum is provided by Eastern Suffolk BOCES. This program is for students Ages 5 – 11 and Grades K - 5th. Classroom option is 6:1:1. Students classifications include: Multiple Disabilities; Autism; Emotional Disturbance; Other Health Impairment; Learning Disabled; Speech and Language Impaired and General Education. Students’ profiles include: General education; Mild to moderate learning disabilities; Moderate to significant behavioral and/or intensive counseling concerns and Moderate to significant psychiatric concerns. Exit outcome for students include: Return to District; Residential Programs and other BOCES Programs. Sayville Academic Center is offered in more than one location. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkSAYVILLE ACADEMIC CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
SAYVILLE ACADEMIC CENTER @ TECUMSEH ELEMENTARYOffered at Tecumseh Elementary is an included site program of the Sayville Academic Center. This program is for students Ages 10-12 and Grades: 5th-6th. Classroom options are 8:1:1 and 8:1:1+2. Students profiles include: Mild to moderate learning disabilities and Moderate behavioral and/or intensive counseling concerns. Sayville Academic Center is offered in more than one location. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkSAYVILLE ACADEMIC CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
SAYVILLE DAY TREATMENT PROGRAMProvides daily mental health services in conjunction with BOCES special education. Specific mental health services include individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, psychopharmacology, psychological, psychiatric and social assessment, crisis intervention, and case management.SuffolkSAYVILLE DAY TREATMENT PROGRAMSAGAMORE CHILDREN'S PSYCHIATRIC CENTER
SCHOOLProvides a year round program for children with developmental disabilities. Offers a Half Day and Inclusion Program.Older preschoolers and elementary school children attend an all day session (9am-2:30pm). A therapeutic recreation program is also offered (2:30pm-4:30pm). Approved Evaluation site. Also offers lending library on developmental disabilities. Materials include CDs, DVDs, videos, curriculum guides, periodicals and books.NassauSCHOOLTHE HAGEDORN LITTLE VILLAGE SCHOOL, JACK JOEL CENTER FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN
SCHOOL PROGRAMProvides year round half and full day classes for preschool and kindergarten children with learning, speech/language, or behavior problems, including autism. Offers special education, occupational, physical, and language therapy, ABA, parent counseling and education. English language learning classes available for Spanish speaking children. Support services for families. SEIT(Special Education Itinerant Teacher) services and related services available for classified children. Curriculum is aligned with the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards.NassauSCHOOL PROGRAMVARIETY CHILD LEARNING CENTER
SCIS (SPECIAL CLASS IN AN INTEGRAED SETTING)Provides a full day education program for children (ages 3-5) with and without disabilities. Children w/disabilities receive services as reflected on their IEP including special education, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychological counseling and parent training.NassauSCIS (SPECIAL CLASS IN AN INTEGRATED SETTING)VARIETY CHILD LEARNING CENTER
SEAMAN NECK MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMProvides an academic setting with a multidisciplinary team to meet the needs of students with learning, behavioral, emotional and developmental disabilities. The environment and culture is structured to support students’ social and emotional development. The instructional program is aligned to the New York State Common Core Learning Standards and addresses students' cognitive levels and learning styles. Students are given the opportunity to work toward earning a New York State Regents diploma or other state-approved high school diploma. Instructional and work-based learning opportunities required for the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential are also provided for all ninth graders. Students meeting the requirements towards a Skills and Credentials Certificate (SACC) work toward developing life skills and building personal independence through functional academics. Seaman Neck also provides small class ratios for students with more intense needs where the instructional team provides additional support through a consulting psychiatrist. Related services such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and counseling are also provided as needed. Call for detailed information. NassauSEAMAN NECK MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
SECONDARY LEVEL PROGRAMS AT PREMM LEARNING CENTEROffers programs that serves students with moderate to severe developmental delays, plays an integral part in the lives of the students we teach. We work as a team, in cooperation with the parents, to ensure that each student develops to his/her maximum potential academically, socially, and physically and achieves his/her highest level of independence. Multi-modality approaches to learning best serves our students while striving to achieve their goals. Services are for students ages 14-21 and in grades 9th-12th grade. Class size options 12:1:4. The 12:1:4 Program at Premm Learning Center emphasizes a multi-sensory approach to learning. Emphasis is placed on improving cognition, sensory motor skills development and use of adaptive equipment to aid movement and independence. Students placed in the 12:1:4 class component are non-ambulatory and are dependent upon staff for meeting their needs throughout the school day. Classroom instruction is provided with hand over hand assistance. Related services of speech, occupational therapy and physical therapy are provided on a group push-in basis. All students are assessed using the New York State Alternate Assessment. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkPREMM LEARNING CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
SECONDARY LEVEL PROGRAMS AT WESTHAMPTON BEACH LEARNING CENTERProvide high quality, evidence based instruction and support services that meet the unique needs of each student. Our diverse specialty programs foster student engagement, independence and promote high expectations to ensure that students are challenged to meet the Common Core State Standards and are prepared for success in their post-school lives. Secondary Level Programs services students with various developmental disabilities. Services are for students ages 14-21 and in grades 9th-12th grade. Class size options include 8:1:1, 8:1:1 +2, 8:1:1 +3 and 12:1:4 depending on which program. The Prevocational Program services students with various developmental disabilities. The primary goal of the program is to maximize each student's potential and to teach skills that will enable them to become as independent as possible within the confines of his/her disability. Program components include academics with an emphasis on functional skill development, as well as simulated work activities to apply newly acquired knowledge. Behavior management, independent living, and social skills are also addressed. Where needed, discrete trial teaching and applied behavioral analysis is utilized in conjunction with grade level curriculum. Functional assessments of behavior intervention plans are implemented for support when needed. Students are classified as: Multiple Disabilities; Autism; Intellectual Disability; Emotional Disturbance; Speech Impairment and other Health Impairment. The Secondary Developmental Program services students with various developmental disabilities. The primary goal of the program is to maximize each student's potential and to teach skills that will enable them to become as independent as possible within the confines of his/her disability. Program components include improving cognition with an emphasis on sensory motor skills development. Functional assessments of behavior and behavior intervention plans are put in place for support when needed. The 12:1:4 Program emphasizes a multi-sensory approach to learning. Emphasis is placed on improving cognition, sensory motor skills development and use of adaptive equipment to aid movement and independence. Students placed in the 12:1:4 class component are dependent upon staff for meeting their needs throughout the school day. Classroom instruction is provided with hand over hand assistance. Related services of speech, occupational therapy and physical therapy are provided on a group push-in basis. All students are assessed using the New York State Alternate Assessment. The District Based Program held (Half day at WHBLC @ Shoreham-Wading River High School / Half day at H.B. Ward Career & Tech SCE or TSP @ BLC) services students with various developmental disabilities. The primary goal is to introduce the students to work skills that may prepare them for entry level employment or help them achieve success in their transitional plan. Functional assessments of behavior and behavior intervention plans are put in place for support when needed. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkWESTHAMPTON BEACH LEARNING CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
SECONDARY PROGRAMProvides education to students who are deaf and multiply handicapped deaf in a mainstream and individual class setting.SuffolkSECONDARY PROGRAMCLEARY SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
SEQUOYA HIGH SCHOOLProvides direct instruction and educational support to our diverse community of students in a cooperative setting through partnership with local school districts. Our dedicated staff utilizes the highest quality methods that maximize educational opportunities for all. Our students strive to reach their full potential, achieve success, and become empowered lifelong learners. The Sequoya High School services students who have mild behavioral and/or intensive counseling and/or mild to moderate learning disabilities. Ninth and tenth grade students receive a full day departmentalized academic program aligned to New York State Regents Curriculum. This same program is offered to eleventh and twelfth grade students with options available for students interested in a half day academic program and a half day Career and Technical Education component. Psychiatric services are also available through collaboration with Sagamore Children's Center. Class size options include 8:1:1 for students ages 14-21 years in grades 9th-12th at the secondary level.SuffolkSEQUOYA HIGH SCHOOLEASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
SOUTH OAKS PROGRAMProvides a hospital program located at South Oaks in Amityville which offers an educational program for hospitalized adolescents. Both disabled and non-disabled students can enroll in this program. Close contact is established initially with each child's home school guidance counselor to identify the level of instruction needed. The education program at South Oaks, consisting of basic high school subjects in English, social studies, mathematics and science, and is considered an integral part of the treatment program by hospital administration. The educational staff works in partnership with doctors, nurses and psychologists to facilitate comprehensive treatment. Call for more detailed information. SuffolkSOUTH OAKS PROGRAMWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
SPECIAL CAREER EDUCATIONServes students with disabilities from the component school districts. This program provides a self-contained learning environment with modifications as determined by the Committees on Special Education (i.e., 12-1-1 and 8-1-1). The Gary D. Bixhorn Technical Center, the Islip Career Center and Harry B. Ward Technical Center serve high school students who are 15.5 (15 years and 6 months) of age by September 1st until the age of 21. Special Career Education (SCE) creates opportunities for all students by providing them with the technical and academic skills needed to prepare for future employment and a successful path to college or other post-secondary programs. SCE provides technical training to prepare students for a successful career. The structured training gives students the tools needed to be successful in a job after high school and/or further post-secondary education. Each student is encouraged to explore various areas of study and to develop the essential skills to feel competent in entering today's competitive job market, while helping them to learn how to cope with their disabilities in the workplace. For more information or to arrange a tour, please feel free to contact us at (631) 244-1629 or email us at powertosucceed@esboces.org.SuffolkSPECIAL CAREER EDUCATIONEASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENTProvides educational services including special placement and individualized programming, instruction and support services for exceptional children and youths.SuffolkSPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENTPATCHOGUE MEDFORD UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
SPECIAL EDUCATION ITINERANT SERVICESSEIs allows children to receive help from a special education teacher in a natural setting, i.e., nursery school or home, implements child's IEP and collaborates with parents and other teachers to meet those goals. Call for further information.NassauSPECIAL EDUCATION ITINERANT SERVICESVARIETY CHILD LEARNING CENTER
SPECIAL EDUCATION RELATED SERVICESServices are available to local districts, at a specified cost per session, based on the IEP for students attending BOCES Special Education Programs. Services include: Speech/Language Therapy; Counseling; English as a Second Language; Hearing Services; Vision Services; Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkSPECIAL EDUCATION RELATED SERVICESEASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES/CSESuffolkSPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES/CSEMIDDLE COUNTRY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAMSProvides after-school and weekend recreation and socialization program for children with special needs (K-Graduation). Activities include adaptive physical education and aquatics, arts and crafts, music and cooking. Programs are also available during school vacations. Also offers a special needs music school. Support Group for Siblings an Mommy and Me Programs. Summer camp available and Teen Programs, Social Skills Groups formed as needed.SuffolkSPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAMSSUFFOLK Y-JCC
STONY BROOK/EASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES PSYCHIATRIC INPATIENT PROGRAMProvides an inpatient psychiatry program for elementary-age students enabling them to continue their education while undergoing psychiatric treatment. Students are referred through parent or school referrals and admits youngsters, after thorough evaluation by social worker, psychologists and physicians. The length of stay ranges from 1-12 weeks, during which time a full academic curriculum is provided by Eastern Suffolk BOCES. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkSTONY BROOK/EASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES PSYCHIATRIC INPATIENT PROGRAMEASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SUPPORT CENTERServes as a resource for students and values self-empowerment, self-direction, and self-determination. Our mission is to advocate for a campus environment that meets the needs of students with disabilities. The Student Accessibility Support Center is the designated support service center to help students enable students with disabilities to develop their academic potential, by making their academic experience accessible. In addition to arranging accommodations, a major part of the mission of SASC is to encourage students with disabilities to achieve a high level of autonomy at Stony Brook and far beyond. We provide services and accommodations that advocate for the needs of students. We improve academic and environmental accessibility to foster individual growth, student empowerment, and support a community of care. Services are provided to all eligible Stony Brook students covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAA). Documentation will be requested to verify a disability and to determine appropriate accommodations. Services can only be initiated when students self-disclose their disabilities and request some type of assistance. All information and documentation related to a disability is confidential, not part of the academic transcript and is not released without the student's written consent. The staff is here to support your interactions with faculty, staff and community agencies. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkSTUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SUPPORT CENTERSTONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
STUDENT ACCESS OFFICEOffers students services through the Student Access Office. The office achieves their mission by: Providing cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance; Encouraging independence through the training of students with disabilities to effectively advocate for themselves within the University community; Serving as a liaison and resource for the University faculty, staff and administrators to foster a greater awareness and appreciation of issues of concern to people with different needs. Accessibility Support Services include: Academic Accommodations and Adjustments for Students with Disabilities; Accessible Classrooms and Campus; Accessible Parking; Assistive Technology; Dietary Modification/Food Allergy; Extended Test Time; Reasonable Flexibility to Attendance Policy; Reduced-Distraction Testing Environment; Requesting Services; Residential Life and Housing Accommodation; Scholarships and Financial Aid Resources; Sign Language Interpreters and Veterans and Military Resources. If you have questions about services or campus housing for a student with a disability, please contact the Office for specific information.NassauSTUDENT ACCESS OFFICEADELPHI UNIVERSITY
STUDENT ACCESS SERVICESArranges academic accommodations and provides support for students with physical, learning and/or psychological disabilities. In order to access services, students must first formally disclose their disability by registering with the office, and then must submit appropriate documentation for review. Staff members are available to help students with the registration process, and then will work with students to determine which accommodations are appropriate for their needs at the college level. In addition to arranging accommodations, a major part of the mission of SAS is to help students develop the skills they will need to be effective self-advocates at Hofstra and beyond. The programs and services will encourage active involvement from students in managing their own disabilities, while offering coaching and support along the way. Sample program offerings include: Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS) and Academic Coaching. Some of these services are fee based. Call for more detailed information.NassauSTUDENT ACCESS SERVICESHOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
SUFFOLK-COMMUNITY REHABILITATION SERVICESProvides rehabilitation teaching to the blind and visually impaired including braille, keyboarding, travel training, independent living skills, social casework and counseling services.SuffolkSUFFOLK-COMMUNITY REHABILITATION SERVICESHELEN KELLER SERVICES FOR THE BLIND
SUMMER SERVICESExtends individual educational plans IEPs for those students with intensive management and/or educational needs requiring twelve month instruction to avoid significant regression.SuffolkSUMMER SERVICESEASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENTOffers a program that was created to assist students and individuals with disabilities beyond the classroom. The Supported Employment initiative has been empowering students and other individuals with disabilities by assisting employers in recruiting qualified workers with disabilities and training them for entry-level positions. The program uses a person-centered planning approach whereby an individual’s unique interests and abilities are taken into consideration during the job development phase. The Nassau BOCES staff canvasses community businesses for openings, matching individual’s strengths with employer needs. Supported workers earn at least minimum wage for entry-level positions. Vocational rehabilitation counselors and job coaches work together with employers and individuals ensuring that the best possible fit between job and employee is met for a win-win situation. When an individual first starts a job, the job coach works one-on-one with the newly hired worker teaching all tasks involved in the job as well as the soft skills necessary to fit in with the culture of the business. The job coach remains in place full time initially until the employee has successfully learned to work independently and then gradually fades to several visits per month to make sure things are going smoothly. Often, internships participated in while in school lead to actual paid employment. Nassau BOCES provides long-term, follow-along support for these workers, their families and employers through grants from New York State Department of Education (ACCES-VR) and the New York State Office of People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). Dedicated and loyal supported employees become successful members of the businesses’ staff, proudly earning wages and becoming contributing members of society. Call for more detailed information.NassauSUPPORTED EMPLOYMENTNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
THE CHILDREN'S DAY PROGRAMProvides educational programs including vocational training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physical education, speech/language services, psychological services, family services, nursing services, community integration and transitional planning for students with autism, intellectual disabilities, multiple handicaps, or developmental disabilities.NassauTHE CHILDREN'S DAY PROGRAMTHE CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, INC.
THE CHILDREN'S LEARNING CENTERProvides educational services to assist children with disabilities including: infants, preschoolers, adolescents and young adults needing early intervention, preschool and schoolage educational and therapeutic services, so that students are physically and academically prepared for maximum independence, and when appropriate, participate in their own community schools. Programs include: The Early Intervention Program (for children birth to age 3), The Pre-School Division (ages3-5), Ungraded Kindergarten through Grade 2 (ages 5-7), and The Schoolage Program (ages 5-21). Full diagnostic evaluation including educational, therapy and psychological testing available.NassauTHE CHILDREN'S LEARNING CENTERCP NASSAU
THREE TO FIVE YEAR OLD PROGRAM; PRESCHOOL PROGRAMProvides services for children from three to five years of age with half and full day sessions. Program offers a nursery school environment with educational and related services such as occupational, physical, and speech therapies, adaptive physical education, dance, music, and computers. Mainstreaming available with non-handicapped peers. In-house library, toys, books and audiovisual material collection. For further information or guidance in the selection of child care services, please contact the Child Care Council of Suffolk at (631)462-0303 or the Child Care Council of Nassau at (516)358-9250.NassauTHREE TO FIVE YEAR OLD PROGRAM; PRESCHOOL PROGRAMACDS, INC.
TIEGERMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMProvides educational services for children Grades 6-8. Also includes developmental assessment, auditory training, speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, counseling and clinical evaluation.TIEGERMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMTIEGERMAN
TIEGERMAN PRESCHOOL/INCLUSION PROGRAM-NASSAUOffers comprehensive inclusion/integration programming for children with language and autism spectrum disorders. Additional related services are offered along with parent education, psychological support services and comprehensive evaluations.NassauTIEGERMAN PRESCHOOL/INCLUSION PROGRAM-NASSAUTIEGERMAN
TRANSITION SERVICESOffers transition to employment services to students with disabilities who will be graduating from their local district to prepare them for the world of work. Services may include vocational counseling, internship site development, job coaching, training and benefits advisement. Call for more detailed information.NassauTRANSITION SERVICESNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
TRANSITION SERVICES PROGRAM @ BROOKHAVEN LEARNING CENTEROffers Transition Services Program at Brookhaven Learning Center which is an included site program of the Brookhaven Learning Center. The Transition Services Program provides a half or full day, applied academics program, which emphasizes life and employability skills, to students with mild to moderate developmental disabilities. By utilizing a variety of simulated and real-life settings, students are prepared to transition from school to post-secondary outcomes. Included in the Transition Services Program is the Work Activities Center (WAC) for students sixteen to twenty-one, who meet established criteria, to have a volunteer work experience in the community under the direct supervision of a job coach. Serves students ages ages 14 – 21 in grades 9th - 12th at the Secondary Level. Classroom options are 12:1:1. Students are classified as: Multiple Disabilities; Emotional Disturbance; Autism; Intellectually Disabled; Learning Disability and Other Health Impairment. The Student Profiles include: Half or full day Life Skills Program in conjunction with Brookhaven Learning Center; Mild to moderate developmental disabilities; Work Skills training and Modified Alternate Assessment schedule. The Brookhaven Learning Center is offered at various locations. Call for more detailed information. SuffolkBROOKHAVEN LEARNING CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
UNGRADED KINDERGARTEN-GRADE 2Provides education, therapy and training for children ages 5 to 7 with special needs. Program emphasizes academic instruction, clinical services, social skills training, and readiness activities.NassauUNGRADED KINDERGARTEN-GRADE 2CP NASSAU
VISION SERVICESProvides services for students attending local district programs who are visually impaired or blind. These include Assistive Technology Assessments and Orientation and Mobility Training. Assistive Technology Assessments are used to determine the appropriate assistive devices and/or educational technology needed to facilitate a student's learning in his/her current educational setting. Orientation and Mobility Training is provided for an individual student at the request of the local school district. This training assists students in traveling safely, efficiently and confidently in a variety of environments and develops independence and self-esteem. Individualized training is based on a student's cognitive and motor ability and geared to his or her specific vision deficit. Specialized services include: sensory and concept development with formal orientation and mobility training for younger students, training in the use of residual vision in conjunction auditory and tactual skills for partially sighted students training in street crossing and the use of public transportation for students who demonstrate age-appropriate concepts and cognitive ability and training for students who are totally blind through the use of the long cane and sight guide techniques. Call for more detailed information. NassauVISION SERVICESNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
VISUAL IMPAIRMENT SERVICE TEAMProvides coordination of services for legally blind veterans and their families. Duties include providing and/or arranging for the provision of appropriate treatment modalities to enhance a blinded veteran's functioning level. Other duties include identifying new cases of blindness, providing professional counseling, resolving problems, arranging annual healthcare reviews and conducting education programs relating to blindness.SuffolkVISUAL IMPAIRMENT SERVICE TEAMNORTHPORT VA MEDICAL CENTER
WANTAGH DAY TREATMENT PROGRAMProvides daily mental health services in conjunction with BOCES special education. Specific mental health services include individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, psychopharmacology, psychological, psychiatric and social assessment, crisis intervention, and case management.NassauWANTAGH DAY TREATMENT PROGRAMSAGAMORE CHILDREN'S PSYCHIATRIC CENTER
WESTHAMPTON BEACH LEARNING CENTERProvides high quality, evidence based instruction and support services that meet the unique needs of each student. Our diverse specialty programs foster student engagement, independence and promote high expectations to ensure that students are challenged to meet the Common Core State Standards and are prepared for success in their post-school lives. Programs are offered at the Elementary, Middle and Secondary Level at multiple locations for students with various developmental disabilities. Call for detailed information regarding each program.SuffolkWESTHAMPTON BEACH LEARNING CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
WESTHAMPTON BEACH LEARNING CENTER@ EAST MORICHES ELEMENTARY SCHOOLOffered at East Moriches Elementary School is an included site program of the Westhampton Beach Learning Center. This program is for students Ages 5 – 10 and in Grades K - 4th. Classroom options are 8:1:1. Student’s profiles include: Mild to moderate behavioral concerns and Mild to moderate learning disabilities. The Westhampton Beach Learning Center is offered in more than one location. Call for more detailed information. The Westhampton Beach Learning Center is offered in more than one location. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkWESTHAMPTON BEACH LEARNING CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
WESTHAMPTON BEACH LEARNING CENTER@ EAST MORICHES MIDDLE SCHOOLOffered at East Moriches Middle School is an included site program of the Westhampton Beach Learning Center. This program is for students ages Ages 11 – 14 at the Middle School Level. Classroom options are 12:1:1. Student’s profiles include: Mild to moderate behavioral concerns, Mild to moderate developmental disabilities and Life Skills and significantly modified state curriculum. The Westhampton Beach Learning Center is offered in more than one location. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkWESTHAMPTON BEACH LEARNING CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
WESTHAMPTON BEACH LEARNING CENTER @ SHOREHAM-WADING RIVER HIGH SCHOOLOffered at Shoreham-Wading River High School is an included site program of the Westhampton Beach Learning Center. This program is for students Ages 14 – 21 in Grades 9th - 12th and at the Secondary Level. Classroom options are 12:1:1. Student Profile’s include; Half day Career & Tech program at H.B. Ward Career & Tech Center – CTE; Mild to moderate behavioral concerns; Mild to moderate developmental disabilities and Life Skills and modified state curriculum. The Westhampton Beach Learning Center is offered in more than one location. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkWESTHAMPTON BEACH LEARNING CENTEREASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
WILLET AVENUE MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMProvides an academic setting with a multidisciplinary team to meet the needs of students with learning, behavioral, emotional and developmental disabilities. The instructional program is aligned to the New York State Common Core Learning Standards and addresses students' cognitive levels and learning styles. Students are given the opportunity to work toward earning a New York State Regents diploma or other state approved high school diploma. Instructional and work-based learning opportunities required for the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential are also provided for all ninth graders. Students meeting the requirements towards a Skills and Credentials Certificate (SACC) work toward developing life skills and build personal independence. The school-wide Positive Behavior and Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program provides concrete lessons toward positive interactions. Pro-social skills to develop appropriate social and emotional behaviors are integrated into activities that encourage interaction with teachers and peers and build upon the student’s critical thought processes and independence. The Willet Avenue Middle School offers unique learning opportunities including the Therapeutic Learning Collaborative (TLC) which consists of two programs: Intensive Support Program (ISP) and Transitional Support Program (TSP) .A partnership between Nassau BOCES and The North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center, the ISP provides individual, group, and family counseling by North Shore licensed, clinical social workers and psychiatrists. Psychiatric services including medication distribution are provided by North Shore and monthly family counseling sessions are required to remain in ISP. The TSP provides services for students who are ready to transition to a less restrictive environment. Students in TSP continue in their educational placement and receive individual and group counseling from BOCES psychologists, social workers or guidance counselors. Nassau BOCES psychologists provide counseling on a regular basis, are trained in crisis prevention and assess students’ needs for a Behavior Intervention Plan. The school social worker provides counseling, family support services such as SSI, respite and CPS whenever necessary. The guidance counselor provides counseling, assists in the student’s individual transitional plan (beginning at age 14) and helps students to obtain working papers. Call for detailed information.NassauWILLET AVENUE MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
WOODWARD CHILDREN'S CENTEROffers a rich and varied level of educational programs that includes vocational and transitional services, student enrichment, speech and language pathology, supportive counseling, nursing, occupational and vocational therapy, social work and consulting psychiatry and psychology, K-12 Academic, and ESL preparation are among the main content areas.NassauWOODWARD CHILDREN'S CENTERWOODWARD CHILDREN'S CENTER

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