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July 28, 2014

Special Education

Duanesburg strives to work collaboratively to ensure that students with disabilities are provided with the support and services needed to encourage the acquisition of the academic, social and vocational skills it is anticipated they will need beyond their school career.

Decisions about support and services are made by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) and the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE), as outlined by Education Law.

Duanesburg's belief in placing students in programs that are in the least restrictive environment is consistent with New York State Education Department (NYSED) regulations. Students with disabilities are provided with special education programs and services to the maximum extent appropriate with other students who do not have disabilities.

Special education services are available to any student with a mental, physical or emotional impairment that affects his or her educational performance. For school-age children, this may include autism, deafness, deaf-blindness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, learning disability, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury or visual impairment (including blindness).

For more information, visit the links to the right or contact Committee on Special Education Chairperson Andrea Conover at 895-2279, ext. 322.