The Henry Viscardi School is a New York State (4201) Special Education School that provides an educational program for students who are orthopedically impaired. Prospective students can be referred for a screening by the child’s school district, parent or agency. This referral must consist of the following documentation:
- Psychological & Educational evaluations (within 3 years)
- Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
- Related Services (Occupational, Physical and Speech) Reports
- Medical Information
This information is carefully reviewed by the school administration. Students who would benefit from this academic setting are scheduled for a full evaluation. The students are evaluated by a team of professionals, i.e. psychologist, teacher, medical doctor and related service staff. Completion of this process results in a recommendation. The CSE and parents of students recommended for placement are provided the results of the Viscardi testing and placement recommendation. All final decisions for placement at the Henry Viscardi School are made by the school district’s Committee for Special Education. Upon agreement for placement between the Henry Viscardi School, school district and the student’s parent, the student is appointed by the Commissioner of the New York State Education Department.