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Secondary Classroom Options

12:1:1

A district-based program with a maximum of 12 students with a teacher and a classroom  aide for students with moderate  to severe learning challenges, developmental and/or physical disabilities; some emotional, physical and/or management needs may also be present. Students may access our Activities of Daily Living (ADL) House or career-readiness programs such as Career and Technical Education (CTE), the Work Activity Center (WAC), or work-based learning. These students typically benefit from further skill development in the areas of functional academics, activities of daily living, vocational awareness and training, social skills, and community orientation.

 

6:1:1 PDD

A district-based classroom program with a maximum of six students with a teacher and a classroom aide for students with a diagnosis of Autism/PDD or the unique needs associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The program is highly structured and utilizes strategies from TEACCH, Discrete Trail Therapy, and DIR that are individualized to meet student needs.

 

6:1:1 Dual Diagnosed

A district-based classroom program with a maximum of six students with a teacher and an aide for students who exhibit moderate to severe cognitive delays, with additional social-emotional or management concerns. The program is highly supportive in teaching academic and social skills in a small group environment using a variety of strategies based on student strengths. These students are closely supported by the classroom team. Students may access mainstream classroom opportunities as appropriate.

 

6:1:1  

A district based classroom program with a maximum of six students with a teacher and an aide for students who benefit from small group instruction and have more individualized management needs. The program is focused on teaching Regent level academic skills and social emotional development using a variety of strategies based on student strengths. These students are closely supported by the classroom team. Students may access mainstream classroom opportunities as appropriate.  

 

6:1:1 Medically Fragile

A district based classroom program with a maximum of 6 students with a teacher and a classroom aide for students with multiple and severe disabilities, physically disabilities, and/or traumatic brain injuries. The program provides the student learning opportunities in academics, socialization, and self reliance.  

 

Alternative Junior/High School (7-12th grades)

A center-based program with a maximum of 8 students with a teacher and a student behavioral assistant (SBA) for students with severe emotional disabilities who benefit from a smaller, more structured learning environment. Students can work toward a Regents/Local diploma and/or the NYS Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential (CDOS). Mental Health staff are on-site full-time. Transition counseling is integrated into the program. Staff is trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention.

 

Transition Program

A community based program with a maximum of 12 students with a teacher and a classroom aide for students who have completed four or more years of high school. The students have elected to extend their classroom experiences to enhance social and career-readiness competences as well as community orientation and skills of daily living as they work towards obtaining a Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. Locations currently include the Spencerport Village Plaza, Chili Center, and Roberts Wesleyan College Campus.   Work toward the NYS Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential (CDOS) is also a typical component of this program.

 

CaSS (8:1:1 Junior High/Senior High)

A district based program with a maximum of eight students with a teacher and an aide for students who have an Asperger’s Syndrome diagnosis or similar PDD characteristics. The focus is on helping the students develop Communication and Social Skills while maintaining their academic strengths through Regents based curriculum, and a standards based curriculum for the junior high classroom. Specific individualized strategies (Montessori, TEACCH methods) are utilized to meet student needs.

 

Therapeutic Day Program

An integrated setting with a maximum of six students with a teacher and a student behavioral assistant for students with severe mental health and emotional issues who benefit from a smaller, more structured learning environment. A standards based curriculum is used in conjunction with comprehensive mental health services that includes student and family counseling. Mental health providers are on site and work closely with the classroom teacher. The staff is trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention. A vocational component is available for students in 10th–12th grades.

 

Project SEARCH

An integrated program with a maximum of 12 students with a teacher and an aide for IEP bound students in their last year of their high school education. This program is a collaborative effort between the students, University of Rochester Institute for Innovative Transition, VESID, ARC of Monroe, The Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong, and Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES. The program focuses on helping students to develop and utilize new skills that will allow them to achieve competitive employment either at the URMC or other business in the community. All necessary related services will be provided on a consultant basis and are directly related to the skills needed “on the job”.


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Central Referral Coordinator
160 Wallace Way, Building 9
Rochester, NY 14624
Ph: (585) 617-2468