Developmental Skills – Life Skills

Level: High School
Recommended Ratio: 8:1:2

This program is designed for students:

  • with significant cognitive disabilities.
  • who demonstrate difficulty in self-regulation and behavior management.
  • with delays in speech and language, motor development, and social emotional development. 
  • who may be eligible for the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) or the CDOS Credential.
  • who demonstrate moderate difficulty in self-regulation and behavior management.
  • who demonstrate difficulty and significant delays in self-care and daily living skills.
  • who have significant difficulty generalizing skills from one setting to another.
  • who benefit from a highly structured classroom environment with a classroom management plan based on positive behavioral strategies.
  • who benefit from recommended related services both in the classroom and in work-based learning opportunities.
  • who require explicit instruction in pro-social skills, pre-vocational and vocational skills training. 
  • who benefit from functional skills training and Explicit Systematic Instruction in Adaptive Daily Living Skills (ADL).

Student Eligibility

Children are placed in BOCES special education programs at the direction of their local school district’s Committee on Special Education (CSE). CSE Teams, including the district CSE Chair, classroom teacher, parents, and service providers collaborate to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for any student identified as requiring special education services. Contact your local school district’s CSE Chair for more information.

Learn more about our Special Education programs

Caralee Kardash, Director of Special Education
Phone: 518-464-6310
caralee.kardash@neric.org