Developmental Skills – Medically Fragile

Level: Elementary, Middle, and High School (center or district-based programs)
Recommended Ratio: Elementary, Middle, and High School 8:1:2

This program is designed for students:

  • with significant chronic medical conditions.
  • who have significant cognitive delays.
  • with multiple disabilities.
  • with significant delays in speech and language, motor development, and social emotional development.
  • who are eligible for the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA).
  • who demonstrate mild to moderate difficulty in self-regulation and in 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 may need counseling to help them cope with chronic medical conditions.

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