Therapeutic Support Program for Developmentally Delayed (TSP-DD)

This program is designed to meet the needs of students who are determined by their CSE to be alternately assessed (NYSAA). The TSP/DD Program facilitates social/emotional/behavioral skills necessary for students with developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges to function successfully in home, school and community environments. Functional academics and specialized instruction in academics are emphasized. At the secondary level, the program provides students with transition supports, career awareness and services and vocational experiences and skills necessary for students to attain the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (SKILL).

CoSer 231.100

Student Teacher Ratio 8:1:1

Included Related Services

* Psychiatric Consultant Services

* Counseling Services 1x30 group per week

* Consultant Occupational Therapy

* Consultant Speech and Language Services

* Consultant Guidance Counselor


Direct OT, PT, nursing, speech, counseling (additional) or other related services as per student IEP are billed to districts in addition to tuition costs.

Career Training

Where appropriate, high school students who are alternately assessed (NYSAA) may attend half day career preparation programs, to meet the requirements for attaining the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (SKILLS).

This program is offered through the Center for Career Services, at no additional charge to the district

Districts are responsible for providing transportation services for students to be able to attend programs located at the Career Services Center in Valhalla.  Southern Westchester BOCES can provide transportation services for a fee that would be billed separately to participating districts.

Location Supervisors and Contact Information

Leslie Handler, Principal, Valhalla Center:

(914) 761-3400

Leslie Handler, Principal, St. Matthew's:

(914) 366-2560