Special Education

Nancy Wilson, Executive Director


The Special Education Division offers a comprehensive array of programs to meet the needs of disabled and non-disabled students. Students are placed in specific programs according to their individual academic capabilities and social/behavioral needs. Our fundamental goal is to create a stimulating and challenging learning environment which maximizes each child’s potential.

Western Suffolk BOCES promotes achievement and success by providing our students with the opportunity to access the general education curriculum as well as to fully participate in the New York State Assessment Program

Within the Division, a continuum of services exists ranging from mainstream placement opportunities within the Alternative Learning Center Program through the comprehensive programs within the Special Education Centers.

Concerned About Your Child’s Development?

Children are placed in BOCES special education programs at the direction of the local school district’s Committee on Special Education. Programs described on this web site are intended to provide general information not to recruit students. If you suspect your child has a disability, call your local school district and ask to speak with the director of special education.

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