- Q. Who Is Eligible To Receive Special Education Services?
- Q. What Should I Expect During The Evaluation Process?
- Q. Where Are The Evaluations Conducted?
- Q. What Services Are Available?
- Q. Where Do The Services Take Place?
- Q. What Is The Cost?
- Q. When Will The Services Begin?
- Q. What Is My Role In The Evaluation Process?
Before selecting Integrated Treatment Services as a special services provider, your child must undergo an evaluation to determine whether he or she is eligible. Listed below are frequently asked questions (FAQ) that parents will have when seeking to obtain special services for their child.
A. A child with a 33% delay in one area of functioning, OR a 25% delay in two or more areas of functioning, OR a 12 month delay in one area of functioning.
A. The evaluation process includes 3 parts.
1. The Social History
2. The Evaluations
Additional evaluations that can be conducted based on your child’s need
All results will be reviewed with you and then a copy will be sent to you and to the Department of Education.
Once all the evaluations are completed a meeting at the Department of Education will be convened at which time a recommendation for services will be made. The attendees at the meeting include: district administrator, parent(s) or guardian, Parent Member (provided by DOE), FIRST STEP representative, or any therapist, teacher or school representative you would like to invite. We will review the process of the meeting with you.
A. If your child attends a school, according to the Department of Education, at least one evaluation must be done there. Evaluations may also be conducted at home, at a day care or at our evaluation site.
A. Special Education, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Vision Therapy, and Health Para.
A. Most preschool children with disabilities can receive special services in their regular school environment. Services can also be provided in the home.
A. Services are funded by the municipalities and the state and therefore there is no cost to the parent.
A. The evaluation packet, including the medical, must be submitted within 20 business days after the referral. The Department of Education has 40 days to schedule the IEP meeting. The date and time of the IEP meeting is determined by the Department of Education. If/when services are approved at the meeting, services can begin as soon as a provider is identified. If there are providers in your child's school, parents are encouraged to bring this information to the meeting.
A. As the parent, you are responsible for:
Contact your local Department of Education to request an evaluation and determine if your child requires these services. All services are funded by the New York City Department of Education and the New York State Education Department, and are available at no charge to eligible children and their parents.