Special Education Program


All persons involved with our students will create quality educational experiences within a positive learning environment in which individuals achieve their fullest potential and contribute as members of their community.


The St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Special Education Program provides services for students with disabilities from age 3 to 21. Each student receives the program and related services requested by the local district’s Committee on Special Education (CSE) or Committee for Pre-school Special Education (CPSE), and specified in the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Potsdam, Ogdensburg, Heuvelton, and Canton are designated as regional sites for BOCES-operated Special Education Programs. Most classes are located in component district school buildings and provide opportunities for participation in the least restrictive environment. Specialized Alternative Programs (Community Connections) are located in Norwood and Ogdensburg.

Watch a video about why our Special Education teachers love working for BOCES and with the students in our programs.

Special Education

St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
Special Education Programs
P.O. Box 231 - 40 W. Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
Fax: 315-379-7951

Program Director

Julie Austin-Kormanyous
Ext. 10132

Administrative Assistant

Shelly Sanderson

Principle Account Clerk/Student Records

Lisa Gollinger
Ext. 10124