Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)
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Committee on Special Education (CSE)
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Special Education Services
The Niagara Falls City School District provides Special Education services to children from 3 to 21 years of age. Services are recommended by the Committee on Special Education (ages 5-21) and the Committee on Preschool Special Education (ages 3-5).
The Niagara Falls City School District is required to locate, identify and evaluate all children with disabilities, or suspected as having disabilities, from birth through age 21. The mandate applies to all children who reside within the district, including children who attend private schools and public schools, highly mobile children, migrant children, homeless children, and children who are wards of the state.
The Committee on Special Education identifies students who meet the criteria for Special Education classification based on New York State eligibility requirements. The Committee on Special Education strives to provide service in the least restrictive environment and in the general education setting to the greatest degree possible.