Special Education


The goal of RSE-TASC is to promote the independence of students with disabilities through the development of strong academic, social-emotional and self-determination skills. We provide a coordinated system of high quality regional technical assistance, professional development and on-site support to district and school communities in Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties in partnership with Putnam|Northern Westchester BOCES, Rockland BOCES, Southern Westchester BOCES and Yonkers City Schools. This support focuses on evidence-based systems and best practices in many areas, including: 

  • School improvement processes
  • Individualized educational planning and goal-setting for students with disabilities
  • Proactive, positive discipline systems
  • Explicit and specially designed instruction and lesson study
  • Literacy and behavioral interventions
  • Interventions for students with disabilities who are English Language Learners
  • Transition planning and post-secondary options
  • Self-determination
  • Work-based learning

Our team of trainers and school improvement specialists includes educators, counselors, and literacy, behavior and bilingual specialists. A current listing of RSE-TASC trainings can be found in the Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES Training Catalog at www.pnwboces.org/catalog (click on RSE-TASC under Options).

For more information contact Andrew J. Ecker, aecker@pnwboces.org, Special Education School Improvement Specialist or Leslie Zedlovich, lzedlovich@pnwboces.org, Administrative Assistant.

Patti Slobogin, Ph.D.,
Lower Hudson RSE-TASC Director
(914) 248-2290