Special Education

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News and Events
Project Search Graduation - On June 24, 2014, at Beechwood Continuing Care, five Erie 1 BOCES special education students... Read More...
Apply to Project SEARCH - Western New York Project SEARCH Collaborative is a business-led partnership which offers a... Read More...
Festival of the Arts - Students from Erie 1 BOCES special education classes participated in the 10th annual Festival of... Read More...
Generous Special Ed. Student Honored - On Wednesday, February 12, the Board of Education at Erie 1 BOCES held its annual Alumni Induction... Read More...
Becirovic an Honored Alumna -   Photo (L-R): Donald A Ogilvie,... Read More...


Erie 1 BOCES Special Education provides programs which are designed for students with disabilities whose instructional needs cannot be appropriately served by their local school district.  Special education classes, for students ages 5-21, are hosted within our component school districts. 

A team effort by related services itinerant professionals supports the classroom teacher in meeting the demands of the New York State Common Core Learning Standards.  The following itinerant services are provided, based on the student’s IEP:  speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, itinerant hearing services, itinerant vision services and social work counseling.

Special programs exist to specifically meet the needs of students with autism, behavior disorders and students who have previously not been successful in a traditional public school setting.  Transition services are an important part of the curriculum for all Special Education students.  Students have an opportunity to participate in a simulated workshop and in community internships.

For all students, learning is based on the New York State Common Core Learning Standards.


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Equal Opportunity
Erie 1 BOCES does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, political affiliation, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability as defined by law and is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The compliance officer for Title IX and Section 504 is the Executive Director, Instructional Services. She is available from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Erie 1 BOCES, 355 Harlem Road, West Seneca, NY 14224. (716) 821-7102.