Department of Special Education
Nassau County’s leader in special education services
The Nassau BOCES Department of Special Education is the premier provider of special education services in the region, delivering individualized instruction to over 1,800 students at 10 Nassau BOCES special education schools throughout the county.
Diversified special education programs to prepare students with moderate or severe learning, emotional, behavioral, physical, vision, hearing, developmental, and all other disability categories for college and career readiness, adult services and supported employment are offered in a caring, supportive, student centered environment that empowers every student to reach their maximum potential.
Susan McNulty, Executive Director
Fax: (516) 997-8778
Barbara Longo, Assistant Director
News from our Schools
Recently, the New York State Department of Health released new COVID-19 guidance regarding students. (Accurate as of November 19, 2020) Disponible en español.
The ‘Care and Kindness Campaign’ kicked off at Children’s Readiness Center (CRC). The staff’s fundraising efforts culminated in a $1,000 donation to the Nassau/Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society.
Seaman Neck Middle School Assistant Principal Latessa Clairborne (pictured above, with Principal Christine Nardi) created a Fall Festival with a pumpkin decorating contest, photo booth, scavenger hunt and roasted corn.
Seaman Neck starts 'Room Dash' for students Due to COVID, Seaman Neck can no longer have students shop in the school store, so they have converted it into a version of Door Dash aptly named ‘Room Dash’. Students can use points earned for good behavior to shop online for selected food items that the Room Dash service delivers to their classrooms.
This packet contains important information for student families related to safety guidelines, daily health assessments, and remote learning.
Parents/Guardians may pick up their child’s Breakfast and Lunch at either their child’s school or any Nassau BOCES school that is closer to their home.
Who says remote instruction can't be hands-on? Nassau BOCES Children's Readiness Center (CRC) teacher Laura Trowbridge dropped off materials at her students' houses so that they could participate in activities together through online learning.