Promoting Inclusion in Education
In a Special Class in an Integrated Setting (SCIS), children with Individual Educational Programs (IEPs) learn side-by-side with their typically developing peers, with staffing of both special and general education personnel. Related Services such as Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy are provided on site. Children and their families get the advantages of the expertise and services of NYCCD as well as those of the collaborative partner sites.
SCIS is a New York State Education Department approved, and New York City Department of Education Committee on Preschool Special Education-funded placement. It is available at no cost to families of children with IEPs. NYCCD’s SCIS programs are collaborations with well-established community based preschool programs for a truly inclusive experience.