Programs and Services
Extended School Year School-Based
Life Skills Program (12:1+1)Ogdensburg
Management Needs Program (8:1+1/6:1+1/6:1+2)Heuvelton and Lisbon
Specialized Alternative Program (6:1+1)Canton
Special Education Related Services
- Provide training to all program staff.
- Oversee implementation of the ACE© Curriculum.
- Provide careful data analysis and evaluation to ensure the most effective instructional and behavioral treatment.
The Program School Social Worker:
- Offers opportunities for families to discuss concerns relating to their child in both the home and school environments.
- Provides ideas, and activities to encourage generalization of mastered skills from school to home.
- Assists in identification of needs and ways to address them in the home.
- Provides assistance in knowledge of community services and ways to access them.
Classrooms are NYSED approved with student to teacher ratios of 6:1+1 in the school-age classrooms, and 8:1+4 in the preschool classroom
- Special Education Teacher.
- Classroom Teaching Assistant.
- Speech Therapist.
- Occupational Therapist.
- Adaptive Physical Education Instructor.
- Related Service and additional Teaching Assistant support as requested on the IEP.
- All staff receive ongoing training on autism spectrum disorders, the principles of ABA, discrete trial instruction, incidental teaching and task analysis, the ACE, and other related topics.
- CALM© De-escalation and Physical Intervention Training.
- Ongoing training by program behavior analysts.
- Cross training is provided through a consultative model by related service providers.
- Literature Reviews.
Classroom Structure and Curriculum
- Academic Communication
- Recreation and Physical Education
- Health and Safety
- Social Skills
- Vocational and Community Skills
Each student has an individualized program, which will include the following when appropriate:
- Individual 1:1 instruction
- Social skills groups
- Independent work
- Special area classes
- Community outings
- Access to literature, resources, videos and books from the program library.
- Monthly parent meetings facilitated by the school social worker.
- Ongoing written and verbal communication with instructional staff.
- Consultation and home based support from the school social worker, instructional staff and behavior analysts.
Adapted Physical Education
- A service delivery system that includes assessment, placement, prescriptive and developmental teaching, and fitness and leisure counseling.
- A program of medically prescribed therapeutic exercise, education and adapted physical activity.
- A diversified program of developmental activities, games, sports, and rhythms suited to the interests, capabilities and limitations of students with disabilities who may not safely or successfully engage in the vigorous activities of a general physical education program.
Who can benefit from Adapted Physical Education?
- Physically challenged students
- Students with motor delays
- Students with poor physical fitness
- Emotionally disabled students
- Develop and maintain both a level and knowledge of physical fitness commensurate with the demands of daily life within a community.
- Develop and maintain efficient fundamental motor patterns, body awareness and control.
- Acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the wholesome use of leisure time.
- Develop and play in cooperative and competitive physical activities.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides for assistive technology (AT) in the educational setting. An AT device means any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially or off the shelf, modified, or customized that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of children with disabilities. AT services are those that directly assist a child with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an AT device. AT services include:
- The evaluation of the needs of a child with a disability, including a functional evaluation of the child.
- Assisting in the purchasing, leasing, or otherwise providing for the acquisition of AT devices for children with disabilities.
- Selecting, designing, fitting, customizing, adapting, applying, maintaining, repairing or replacing AT devices.
- Coordinating and using other therapies, intervention, or services with AT devices, such as those associated with existing education rehabilitation plans and programs.
- Training or technical assistance for a child with disabilities, or, if appropriate, that child's family.
- Training or technical assistance for professionals or other individuals who provide services to or are otherwise substantially involed in the major life functions of individuals with disabilities.
Who Would Benefit From AT Services?
- Students who cannot independently access the school environment and/or curriculum.
- Students who need accommodations/technology for integration into the classroom setting.
What Services are Available through the BOCES AT Department?
- Evaluation of a student, within his/her educational environment to determine AT needs.
- Assistance in choosing, designing, customizing, and troubleshooting appropriate AT equipment.
- Provision of resources to acquire equipment when needed.
- Education and training to the student, his/her family, and school staff as to the use of AT devices and equipment.
- Provision of consultant services to school districts that may include offering suggestions for AT use in the school and classrooms.
Who are the Members of the BOCES Regional AT Teams?
- Complete a BOCES Student Technology Consultation Referral Form.
- Complete a BOCES Request for Evaluation of Related Service Form.
- Both forms can be obtained through the local CSE office.
- Send both completed forms to the district CSE office for authorization from the CSE Chairperson.
- The CSE Chairperson will forward the completed packet to the Canton BOCES office for assignment to the BOCES evaluators.