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ACDS provides preschool special education or integrated classroom instruction and related services to children, ages 3 to 5 years of age, who are classified with special needs by their school district’s Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE). Educational services are offered in a center-based classroom setting, five days a week (half and full day schedules). Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of skills in the following areas: preacademics aligned with New York State Preschool Standards, language and communication, socialization, adaptive skills, and gross and fine motor development.

The goal of our preschool program is to provide our children with the foundational skills necessary for success upon transition into the public school system at age 5.

ACDS

Children receive a distinctive readiness program reflected in their Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) that provides the solid preparation for entry into kindergarten and transition into district public school settings.

Our curriculum is also enhanced through “specials” including music, movement and exercise, adaptive physical education, and library in addition to computer training, health and safety instruction, nature study and field trips. When designated on the child’s IEP, transportation services are provided.

We currently have 12:1:3 and 12:1:2 Full and Half Day classes for students classified as preschoolers with a disability. We also have Integrated classes, which are approved at a 12:1:2 ratio. These classes comprise children classified as preschoolers with a disability alongside their chronological age mates who are typically responsive learners, taught by a dually certified Early Childhood/Special Education teacher.

We also conduct 8:1:3 and 6:1:2 classes which utilize an ABA instructional methodology designed for students on the Autistic Spectrum as well as those with other genetic disorders. This program is more fully described under ABA programs.

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 Contact:

Cecilia Barry, M.S.,P.D., SBL/SDL
Principal
516-933-4700 ext. 114
cbarry@acds.org

SEIT Services

ACDS also provides home-based SEIT (Special Education Itinerant Teacher) services for children on the Autistic Spectrum who are from 3 to 5 years of age. Parent Training and Counseling is also available for this population.

Contact:

Cecilia Barry
Principal
516-933-4700 ext. 114
cbarry@acds.org


 
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