Autism Spectrum Disorders (AIIM) NYS Assessed
These programs provide a highly structured district or site-based classroom environment designed for students with autism spectrum disorders at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Instructional methodology includes the applications of structured Teaching and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) that have demonstrated effective outcomes in the school environment. Specialized clinical consultation is provided for both structured teaching and ABA classes. In addition to academic outcomes, the development of appropriate communication, social and behavioral skills are stressed.
Grades K-5 CoSer 203.100 Student Teacher Ratio 8:1:2
Grades 6-8 CoSer 203.400 Student Teacher Ratio 8:1:1
Grades 9-12 CoSer 203.500 Student Teacher Ratio 8:1:1
Included Related Services
* Speech/Language Services Individual (K - 8th Grade Only) 1x30 per week
*Speech/Language Services Group 1x30 per week
*Consultant Occupational Therapy
*Consultant Speech and Language Services
*Consultant Psychiatric Services
Direct OT, PT, nursing, speech, counseling (additional) or other related services as per student IEP are billed to districts in addition to tuition costs.
At the high school level, students may attend half day programs offered through the Center for Career Services, at no additional charge to the district. This program provides students with transition support, career awareness, and vocational experiences and skills necessary for students to attain the Career Development and Occupational Studies Credential (CDOS) or Career and Technical Education (CTE) certification. Districts are responsible for providing transportation services for students to be able to attend programs located at the Career Service Center in Valhalla. Southern Westchester BOCES can provide transportation services for a fee that would be billed separately to participating districts.