Central Valley Central School District strives to work collaboratively with parents, students and professional staff to ensure that students with disabilities are provided with the support and services needed to encourage the acquisition of the academic, social and vocational skills. Special education services are available to any qualified student with a mental, physical or emotional impairment that affects his or her educational performance. For school-age children, this may include autism, deafness, deaf-blindness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, learning disability, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury or visual impairment (including blindness). For more information, please contact our office.
Although every child grows and develops at a different pace, there are tools that help determine whether a child is progressing or may need some extra help. A great resource is the Mid-State Early Childhood Direction Center. Their Developmental Checklist—Birth through Five offers a simple guide for monitoring a child’s motor, cognitive, language, and social emotional skills and identifying areas for concern. Central Valley CSD wants to work with you to ensure your child has the best possible start. We encourage you to explore the following links above. If you feel your child is experiencing developmental delays, we encourage you to discuss your concerns with your healthcare professional or our Director of Student Services, Jeremy Kozak at 315-574-3115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also contact the Herkimer County Early Intervening Coordinator at 315-867-1430.
Arc Herkimer to offer workshop to assist caregivers of students with special needs
Arc Herkimer will offer “Life Skill for Transitioning Adults” 9 a.m.-noon on Sat. Oct. 26 at Herkimer BOCES, 352 Gros. Blvd., Herkimer. Author and autism advocate Patricia M. Weaver will address the fact there is not a direct correlation between cognitive ability and the ability to troubleshoot life’s challenges, parents and educators are challenged with teaching these skills in an adult appropriate manner with very few tools available. Patricia Weaver will use peer stories/discussion, activities/worksheets, lecture, and a question & answer session to go over:
- Healthy Living
- Time & Money Management
- Personal Awareness and More
Her book will be on sale for $15. For more information or to register, contact Arc Herkimer at 315-574-7000 or www.archerkimer.org.
Parent’s Guide to Special Education
- New York State Parent’s Guide to Special Education – Information for parents, guardians and other family members about laws, regulations and policies affecting special education programs and services for children ages 3-21 in New York State.
Child Abuse Hotline Notification
- If you suspect a child is being abused or maltreated (neglected), report it by calling 1-800-342-3720, a toll-free 24-hour hotline operated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department. Information about reporting child abuse and maltreatment (neglect) is available online at http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/.
Additional information and resources
- Adult Career and Continuing Educational Services
- Herkimer County Mental Health
- New York State Early Intervention Program: A Parent’s Guide
- New York State Education Department Special Education
- New York State Education Department Central Region Office
- One to One Aide Justification (PDF)
- Part 100 Regulations and Graduation Requirements
- Part 200 Special Education Regulations
- Procedural Safeguard Notice for Parents