Welcome to Special Services

The Office of Special Services offers a continuum of programs and services for pre-school and school-age students with disabilities.  School–aged students can receive services either through an Individualized Education Program or a Section 504 Accommodation Plan.  Quality educational programs and services are provided in the least restrictive environment to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of our students.  Related services such as speech & language, counseling, hearing impaired services, vision services, occupational therapy and physical therapy are also available to students.  All services are provided in compliance with the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

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Special Services Events

  • Evans Park Elementary

    ELF SPED Staff Mtg

    Special Services
  • Garden Level - District Office

    Psychologist Mtg

    Special Services
  • Garden Level - District Office

    HS & MS SPED Staff Mtg.

    Special Services
  • Garden Level - District Office

    Psychologist Mtg

    Special Services
  • Evans Park Elementary

    ELF SPED Staff Mtg

    Special Services
  • Garden Level - District Office

    Speech & Language Path. Mtg

    Speech and Language Pathologist Meeting

    Special Services
  • Garden Level - District Office

    HS & MS SPED Staff Mtg.

    Special Services
  • Garden Level - District Office

    Psychologist Mtg

    Special Services
  • Garden Level - District Office

    HS & MS SPED Staff Mtg.

    Special Services
  • Evans Park Elementary

    ELF SPED Staff Mtg

    Special Services
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Committees on Special Education & Preschool Special Education

The Committee on Special Education (CSE) is a multi-disciplinary team that identifies children in grades K-12 with special education needs such as learning disabilities, speech and language impairments, physical disabilities, emotional disturbance, mental retardation, etc.  The CSE recommends programs and services to support the academic program.  The Committee is composed of personnel from the Pearl River schools including a chairperson, school psychologist, special education teachers, general education teachers and a parent of the student receiving special education services. (School physician, related service providers, and a parent member are involved when applicable.) Although it is natural for parents and staff members to be concerned about designating a child as having special education needs, such designation provides assurance that a specially designed program will be provided to the child by the district.  At the preschool level, the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) identifies children ages three to five that need special education and recommends appropriate state and county approved pre-k programs/services.

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a formal document enumerating the special services planned for a student who has been designated by the Committee on Special Education or Committee on Preschool Special Education.  The IEP contains a summary of the student's strengths and weaknesses, present levels of performance and specific educational goals.  It also indicates the nature of the disabling condition and the recommended program and placement.  The IEP is the teacher's guide for instruction and states the criteria used to determine the effectiveness of the instructional plan.

SUNY Westchester Community College Disability Services Transition Information Session

 SUNY Westchester Community College Disability Services Transition Information Session 

TOPICS COVERED
Admissions Process
Services Available
Transitioning from HS to College
Accessing Accommodations

Please RSVP to disability.services@sunywcc.edu

When:  March 13th, 2019
Time:  10:30am - 12:00pm
Location:  Westchester Community College, Gateway Building, Davis Auditorium

Disability Services Info Session.pdf 

World Down Syndrome Day - Thursday 3/21/19

 WorldDownSyndromeDay3 21 19.pdf 

We want to get the message out on March 21… that people with Down Syndrome must have the same freedoms and opportunities as everybody else #LeaveNoOneBehind.

Please help us recognize World Down Syndrome Day on Thursday, March 21st by wearing eye catching, brightly colored socks, long socks, printed socks, or 3 socks for 3 chromosomes #LotsOfSocks