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PROGRAMS AND SERVICES:
T-S-T BOCES provides programs in Special Education and Alternative Education to students ages 5 - 21 years.
SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
We provide 8:1:1, 12:1:1 and 12:1:4 classes for students with a variety of handicapping conditions at the Darwin C. Smith School located on the BOCES campus in Ithaca, NY.
We also provide Itinerant Services to our component districts. Speech therapists, occupational therapists, teachers of the Blind and Visually Impaired and teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing travel to component districts to provide services as requested.
Applications to BOCES Special Education programs are made through the home school district's Committee on Special Education.
The Lighthouse Program provides a short-term, intensive therapeutic setting for students who are experiencing a mental health crisis. The class serves no more than six students at one time, and provides academic support as well as counseling services with the goal of assisting the student and family to transition back to the home school or to a more appropriate setting.
Lighthouse applications are made through the Lighthouse liaison in the student's school.
T-S-T BOCES also provides academic support to students in the Adolescent Unit at Cayuga Medical Center.