8:1:1 Special Ed Classes

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Management Needs Program

Co-Ser 208.001

This program is designed for students whose learning rate is within the average and above average range, and whose academic performance is impacted by social and emotional needs. There are two options for service delivery, 1.) through a departmentalized approach where students transition to different classrooms for their core content instruction and 2.) self-contained, where students remain in one classroom for all core content areas. In both models, academics are delivered through a solid instructional framework and include prosocial skills development. The student’s expected exiting credential will be a Regents Diploma. Proactive and positive behavioral supports are provided through a targeted approach with support from a Support Specialist trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), as needed. Individualized behavioral support is also available based on the needs of the student, and would include a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and a Behavioral Intervention/Support Plan. Students in this program will participate in all NYS assessments and will meet annually with an on-site guidance counselor to review graduation requirements. Career and Technical Education classes are available through a partnership with the Career & Technical Center. This program includes the instructional component only, although case management, transition planning, and related services, as well as psychiatric consultation may be added based on the student’s Individual Education Program (IEP).

Life Skills Development Program (LSDP)

Co-Ser 208.002

The curricula emphasis of this program is placed on the development of language, prerequisite reading and math skills, self-care skills, pre-vocational skills, and social emotional development through small group instruction. Students will attend both an academic program as well as a career exploratory/occupational program as part of their school day. The students’ exiting credential may be the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (SACC) or the Career Development Occupational Studies Credential (CDOS) for students with disabilities. The program includes the instructional component only, although case management and related services may be added based on the student’s Individual Education Program (IEP).

Autism Program (APIE/APIE AA)

Co-ser 208.003

The Autism Program Independent Education (APIE) was created to support students with demonstrated characteristics of Autism. There are three options for service delivery, 1.) through a departmentalized approach where students transition to different classrooms for their core content instruction (APIE), 2.) self-contained, where students remain in one classroom for all core content areas (APIE) In both of these models the students’ exiting credential will be a Regents Diploma, and 3.) a self-contained setting with an emphasis on embedded communication skills development and where the students’ exiting credential will be the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (SACC) for students with disabilities (APIE AA). In all models, academics are delivered through a solid instructional and multidisciplinary framework and include prosocial skills development. Proactive and positive behavioral supports are provided through a targeted approach with support from a Support Specialist trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and family/parent counseling and training, as needed.

The program will offer the following services in a group setting:

  • Speech language therapy with an emphasis on pragmatic ability
  • Counseling with an emphasis on social and communication skills training
  • Occupational therapy
  • Assistive technology services
  • Life skills training
  • Career and Technical education training
  • Family/parent counseling and training (as needed)

This program bundles the instructional component with the above services, although individualized related services may be added based on the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Life Employment Applications Program (LEAP)

Co-Ser 208.012

The Life Employment Applications Program (LEAP) is a community-based, flexible alternative to a more traditional special education setting, approach, and offering. The life employment applications program focuses on career and occupational training with academic support that meets the Career Development Occupational Studies Exiting Credential (CDOS) for students with disabilities. The program is offered off-site for part of the day in collaboration with a local agency that specializes in supportive work and employment settings for specific populations.

The program will offer the following in a group setting:

  • Speech language therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Assistive technology services
  • Life skills training
  • Career and Technical Education training
  • Family/parent counseling and training (group or individual)

This program bundles the instructional component with the above services although individualized related services may be added based on the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Contact

Dr. Carleen Meers
Director of
Special & Alternative Education

Route 9W, PO Box 1176
Port Ewen, NY 12466
phone: 845.339.8722