Social Emotional

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

Students in this program:

  • have one or more mental health and have a history of trauma and school failure.
  • present with significant difficulty with self-regulation.
  • demonstrate significant difficulty establishing and maintaining relationships.
  • have significant difficulty with adult authority and classroom routines.
  • have difficulty with transitions.
  • have significant delays in social emotional development.
  • struggle academically because of their unavailability for learning due to their inability to handle frustration and the rigor demanded instructionally.
  • ultimately they could be working toward a Regents diploma, Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) or NYSAA.
  • benefit from frequent pre-sets and changes in activities.
  • require an intensive staff ratio in a highly structured classroom environment.

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