Related and Itinerant Services

What are special education related services?

Related services are non-academic services that supplement instruction to support the needs of special education students. Related services may be provided to students enrolled in BOCES programs, or purchased on an itinerant bases by school districts to support their special education programming. Related services include, but are not limited to:

  • 1:1 aides (priced for a six hour day)
  • Social work services
  • Occupational therapy and evaluation
  • Speech therapy and evaluation
  • Physical therapy and evaluation
  • Visually impaired, rehabilitation, and orientation & mobility services and evaluation
  • Interpreter for the deaf
  • Program nurses

What are itinerant services?

BOCES itinerant services offer schools the opportunity to share the services of profession educators and related service providers on an individual basis to support district special education programs. In general, itinerant services are purchased by full time equivalent (FTE). BOCES assigns itinerant providers to school districts. Their specific schedules and student assignments within each school are determined by the district.

Itinerant services include, but are not limited to:

  • School social work
  • Consultant teacher services
  • Interpreter for the deaf
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech impaired therapy
  • Speech improvement
  • Teacher of the visually impaired
  • Orientation and mobility teachers