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

  • Evans Park

    Special Education ELF Staff Meeting

    Special Services
  • District Admin. Building

    Speech Pathologists' Meeting

    Special Services
  • District Admin. Office

    Special Education MS & HS Staff Mtg.

    Special Services
  • District Admin. Office

    SEW Committee Meetings (#PRSELFIE)

    Social Emotional Wellness Committee Meeting

    Special Services
  • District Admin. Building

    Psychologist Meeting

    Special Services
  • Evans Park

    Special Education ELF Staff Meeting

    Special Services
  • District Admin. Building

    Speech Pathologists' Meeting

    Special Services
  • District Admin. Office

    Special Education MS & HS Staff Mtg.

    Special Services
  • District Board Room

    ACCES-VR Presentation for High School Parents

    ACCES-VR Presentation for High School Parents

    Special Services
  • District Admin. Building

    SEW Committee Meetings (#PRSELFIE)

    Social Emotional Wellness Committee Meeting

    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.

I/DD ID Cards for people who have a medically diagnosed developmental disability

NYS has just passed a law that now 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: https://opwdd.ny.gov/iddidcards

Updated Diploma & Credential Options

Updated Diploma and Credentials Brochure for Seniors, quick link below.  (Updated December 2017)

 Updated Diploma and Credential Options Brochure Dec 2017 Update.pdf 

Reaching for the Future

Reaching for the Future - From School Age to Adult Life

A resource guide for students with disabilities.

PDF:   Reaching for the Future.pdf 

Weblink:  http://www.rocklandboces.org/files/2015/07/Reaching-for-the-Future-ybi8ye.pdf