Special Services

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.

Planning for Re-Opening of Schools


We are so excited to kick-off May, Mental Health Awareness Month.
Mental Health Awareness Month has been celebrated in America since 1949 to raise awareness and reduce the stigma (negative attitudes and misconceptions) that surrounds mental health.
NAMI Rockland is offering events throughout the month to help raise mental health awareness, reduce stigma and support self-care and wellness.
NAMI-NYS and our fellow NAMI Affiliates also have some wonderful events planned for Mental Health Awareness Month. 
Please register for these events and share with friends and family!   NAMI Rockland May is Mental Health Awareness Month 5-31.pdf 
May's Calendar of Events 

May 5th - NAMI-NYS: Youth Mental Health
May 10th - NAMI Friends and Family with NAMI Rockland
May 11th - NAMI Orange County Presents Addiction and Mental Illness: A panel Discussion featuring Young Adults Sharing their Personal Stories
May 12th - NAMI-NYS: Mental Health in the Workplace
May 16th - Holism in Mental Health with Dr. Pizzi*
May 17th- Exercise as Self-Care presented by Dominican College's Occupational Therapy Honor Society*
May 18th - Bases y Fundamentos de NAMI
May 19th - Project Hope: How this wonderful resource can help support you in your mental health journey
May 19th - NAMI-NYS: Transforming Crisis Response
May 23rd - Guided Meditation: Leslie Adler, Certified Mediation and Ayurvedic Coach, will guide you through a meditation using the 5 senses to relieve anxiety.
May 24th - Managing Anxiety at Home with Dominican College's Occupational Therapy Honor Society*
May 26th - NAMI-NYS: Multicultural Mental Health

Developmental Disability ID Cards

NYS law makes identification cards available to people who have a medically diagnosed developmental disability. These new I/DD ID cards are meant to be presented to law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel to aid in the communication process: OPWDD ID Card Webpage

Updated Diploma & Credential Options - Updated November 2019

Updated Diploma and Credentials Brochure for High School Seniors:  Understanding the Requirements and Pathways to Graduation - A Guide for Families


Reaching for the Future

Reaching for the Future from School Age to Adult Life resource guide for students with disabilities: Reaching for the Future

NAMI Rockand Services

The Mental Health Association of Rockland offers a full range of clinical services in professional, confidential and comfortable settings, as well as mobile services:
+ Our staff includes psychiatrists, licensed social workers and nurse practitioners.
+ We are trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches and use evidence-based practices.
+ Our mission is to promote mental health through advocacy, community education and direct services.
+ All MHA clinics are licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health.

Rockland County Services

Contact Information:  To initiate services, please call Central Scheduling at 914-345-5900, ext. 7350.  For more information about our Rockland County services, please call our Rockland Coordinator, Laura Ferrelli, LMHC, at 914-598-7264

Social Emotional Learning

School Safety And Crisis

Addressing Grief:  General Tips to Support Students of All Ages - School Safety And Crisis - NASP