Special Education

Special Education Department

The Special Education Department at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES provides high-quality special education programs and services for students with a wide array of social, emotional, learning and medical needs at our Pines Bridge, Walden, and Fox Meadow Schools and in our Local School Buildings. We do so by providing a full range of programs, services and resources designed to meet each child’s individualized needs, and we do it in a nurturing and supportive environment.

Students are referred to BOCES through their local school district’s Committee on Special Education. Programs are housed in three school buildings and within various school districts. In addition to students having the opportunity to take part in traditional activities such as art and gym, what makes us unique is that we provide specialized instruction and curriculum, as well as services to support their every need.

Our schools offer supports including physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, teachers of the deaf, teachers of the visually impaired, psychological counseling, behavior intervention, mobility training, assistive technology and more. These supports are also available on an itinerant basis, allowing school districts to contract with service providers for their own programs.

The Special Education Department is proud to partner with families, school districts, and community-based organizations to foster outstanding educational outcomes for all children.  We are dedicated to “Providing Pathways to Success,” by fostering opportunities through which students can develop skills for individual success and communication, independence, and self-advocacy.

For information, please contact:

Dr. Shelley Einbinder-Fleischmann
Director of Special Education
(914) 248-2351