ABOUT THE SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
The special education department provides a range of supports and services for students who have been identified as having a disability according to federal and state guidelines. Students with disabilities are provided individualized special education programs which can include: related services, assistive technology, and accommodations/modifications in the general education classroom and/or the special education setting. The continuum of available services includes consultation with classroom teachers, co-teaching or assistance in the general education classroom, assistive technology and small group or individualized instruction within the special education setting. A range of diagnostic services are offered by the school psychologist, special education teachers, the speech and language therapist, occupational therapist and physical therapist in order to assess students needs and plan appropriate educational programs. All programs are developed using a team that includes general and special education staff, families and the student.
The Board of Education of the Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District does not discriminate in the educational programs and activities, which it operates as per the requirements of the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you suspect that your child has a disability that may require special education services or accommodations in order to access our educational and/or extracurricular programs please contact: Jean Gismervik, Director of Special Education: phone - 914-693-5899 or email - firstname.lastname@example.org