Overview

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.

Special Education
News and Events
Parent follows path to Exceptional Education - Renee Filip’s son, Marshall, benefits from the Exceptional Education program at Erie 1... Read More...
Teacher on special assignment lends a hand in student success - Melissa Metz, 10-year veteran of the Erie 1 BOCES Exceptional Education division, is the current... Read More...
Sign language interpreter breaks down communication barriers - Kathleen Pollack, an American sign language (ASL) interpreter for deaf and hearing impaired... Read More...
Assistive devices foster student participation - Students in Melissa DiGuiseppe’s special education classroom are thriving with the help of... Read More...
Project SEARCH holds graduation, turning students into successes - The excitement was palpable in the auditorium at Beechwood Continuing Care on Tuesday, June 21, as... Read More...
  
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