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Erie 1 BOCES Special Education provides programs which are designed for students with disabilities whose instructional needs cannot be appropriately served by their local school district.  Special education classes, for students ages 5-21, are hosted within our component school districts. 

 A team effort by related services itinerant professionals supports the classroom teacher in meeting the demands of the New York State Common Core Learning Standards.  The following itinerant services are provided, based on the student’s IEP:  speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, itinerant hearing services, itinerant vision services and social work counseling.

Special programs exist to specifically meet the needs of students with autism, behavior disorders and students who have previously not been successful in a traditional public school setting.  Transition services are an important part of the curriculum for all Special Education students.  Students have an opportunity to participate in a simulated workshop and in community internships.

For all students, learning is based on the New York State Common Core Learning Standards.

Special Education
Student art on display

Evan Meiler, a 6:1:1 student in Jeanmarie O'Connell’s class at West Seneca West Elementary School, will have his artwork displayed at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum on Porter Avenue.

The collaborative works of students in the West Seneca Central School District will be exhibited from April 20 to May 11. Evan, who hails from the Iroquois Central School District, was one of only 20 students in West Seneca to be selected for this honor. 

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