Welcome to theOffice of Special EducationBarbara Butler, Director of Special Education
Congratulations to Ms. Butler for receiving the 2017
Award of Excellence
Mid Hudson School Study Council.
Georgia Patchen, Assistant Director of Special EducationDawn Moore, Committee on Preschool Education, (CPSE) ChairpersonDia Georgiou, District Psychologist
Special education provides specially designed services and programs for children with educational disabilities at no cost to parents or guardians. It is intended to meet individual needs and enhance strengths. Students and parents are introduced to special education in various ways. Some disabilities can be identified when children are very young. Others are not identified until children show difficulty in regular school programs. Special education programs and services are designed to assure that children with disabilities receive appropriate and equal opportunities for educational growth.
RELATED SERVICESRelated services include: speech therapy, audiology, psychological services, physical and occupational therapy, services from the Teacher of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, services from the Teacher of the Visually Impaired, counseling services, parent counseling and training, school health services and, school social work services.