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

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

WIHD - Parent Member Trainings - 9/9 or 10/28

Parent Member Trainings
Thurs., Sept. 9 @ 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT Registration for 9/9
Thurs., Oct. 28 @ 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT Registration for 10/28
Four-hour Parent Member Certification for parents/families with children with IEPs
TWO upcoming dates - you choose! September 9 or October 28.
The four hour training is broken up into a morning and afternoon session with a break for lunch You must attend morning and afternoon sessions to be certified as a Parent Member. 
This virtual workshop will provide an overview and best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process. Parents and Parent Members will learn to develop techniques and strategies to become effective members of the IEP team in their respective roles. This training is open to anyone interested in learning about the special education process, or even as a refresher course on CPSE/CSE! Any parent or guardian whose child has or had an IEP in the last 5 years, will receive a certificate for submission to their school district to serve as a Parent Member at CPSE /CSE meetings.
Presented by the Mid-Hudson Early Childhood FACE Center, Mid-Hudson Regional Partnership Center, Hudson Valley School-Age FACE Center, Lower Hudson Regional Partnership Center (LHRPC), and the Lower Hudson Early Childhood FACE Center.