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

  • Garden Level - District Office

    Psychologist Mtg

    Special Services
  • Garden Level - District Office

    HS & MS SPED Staff Mtg.

    Special Services
  • Evans Park Elementary

    Elementary SPED Staff Mtg

    Special Services
  • Garden Level - District Office

    Speech & Language Path. Mtg

    Speech and Language Pathologist Meeting

    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
  • 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.

BOCES Transition Workshops

ACCES-VR: Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation
Acces-VRTransitionWorkshop11 14 18.pdf 

When:  Wednesday 11/14/18
Time:  7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:  Rockland BOCES Conference Center - Bldg #10,
                      65 Parrott Road, West Nyack
Contact:  Dawn Kitz @ dkitz@rboces.org or (845) 624-5833 for information

High School to College Transition for Students with an IEP or 504 Plan
HS StudentsTransitionWorkshopIEP 504 - 12 5 18-BOCES.pdf 

When:  Wednesday 12/5/18
Time:  7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:  Rockland BOCES Conference Center - Bldg #10,
                      65 Parrott Road, West Nyack
Contact:  Dawn Kitz @ dkitz@rboces.org or (845) 624-5833 for information