Enhanced Special Education Program – Coming This Fall!

/Enhanced Special Education Program – Coming This Fall!
Enhanced Special Education Program – Coming This Fall! 2018-05-08T16:37:43+00:00

As a school system rooted in the Catholic faith, we are committed to providing a learning environment that is safe, inclusive and welcoming for students with special needs.

We have made concerted efforts to serve the needs of students who rely on individualized education services plans (IESPs) to meet growing demand from parents everywhere.

Beginning in September 2018, the Archdiocese of New York will launch an Enhanced Special Education Program at five participating schools. The goal of the pilot program is to improve services and ensure the inclusion of all students in our faith-based, future-focused curriculum, no matter how they learn.

Program Description:

In addition to the current special needs resources and programs available at all Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York, these pilot schools will offer:

  • A certified Special Education Teacher at each school
  • A dedicated Resource Room and Integrated Co-Teaching Model (ICT), where certified Special Education teachers can help children with a learning disability, speech and/or language impairment, mild autism and other health impairments and who are significantly below their grade levels improve their learning
  • Wilson Fundations® Program: Wilson is a provider of research-based reading and spelling programs for Grades K, 1 and 2. Its multisensory, structured curricula have proven to be highly effective in helping children improve their reading and language skills
  • A rotating educational coach, who can help children cope with the social and emotional components related to their disability
  • Professional Development for current teaching staff members to further development their ability to work with children with learning and physical disabilities

How to Enroll Your Child at a Participating School for the 2018-19 School Year

  • Click on the name of each participating school for contact information, or to book a tour, request information or apply online;  or
  • Call our Bi-lingual Helpline at (646) 794-2885 for more information.

Additional Resources:

  • Click here for more information about Catholic Schools Special Education Programs
  • Other Catholic Schools in in your area may be able to accommodate your child’s special education needs. Click here to view all schools in the Archdiocese of New York.
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