About This Program
ACLD’s Children’s Services provide a continuum of services to children from ages 3 to 21, including preschool special education services, family support respite programs, and transitioning support from school to work.
Services may be funded by local school districts, the New York State Office For People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), the local Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) and Medicaid.
Kramer Learning Center
1428 5th Avenue
Bay Shore, New York 11706
Phone: (631) 665-1900
Fax: (631) 665-1377
Children’s Services for 5-12-Year-Olds
School Vacation & Summer Camp Respite Programs - ACLD’s Summer Camp Respite Program offers 16 children, ages 5 to 12, a place to gather with Great South Bay YMCA-Bay Shore children and support staff during the summer months. Enrolled children participate in programs designed to foster their sense of self through engagement in activities that provide opportunities for recreational and social development.
School Vacation Camps run during the school calendar winter break and spring break in collaboration with our community partner, the Suffolk YJCC in Commack. Twelve (12) Children (ages 5-10) are integrated into a group of participants enrolled in the YJCC Butler Special Needs Program.
The program is designed to have children, to the best of their abilities, participate in structured recreational activities, including swimming, arts and crafts, dance, cooking, gym/exercise, special events and field trips.
Both of these programs are OPWDD-funded. Participants must have a documented developmental disability, reside at home with a primary caregiver, and meet OPWDD requirements.
Special Education Itinerant Services – 1:1 Special Education Teacher support provided within a typical community based preschool (Bay Shore UPK).
Clinical services of Counseling, Speech, Occupational or Physical therapy provided 1:1 at a typical community-based preschool (Bay Shore UPK) or at ACLD Program sites.
Psychological and other evaluations conducted in areas of a suspected delay or disability for the purpose of establishing eligibility for preschool special education or itinerant clinical services.
Individuals over the age of three may have an ACLD Respite Counselor work with them in the home. Respite Counselors are hired and trained by ACLD. This program is funded by Medicaid waiver and an OPWDD grant. Children without Medicaid are funded by the grant. Children with Medicaid must enroll in Medicaid waiver. Typically, each family receiving in-home respite services is allotted 15 respite hours each month. Individuals and families in crisis may be allowed additional hours.
Respite Voucher Program
Through an OPWDD grant, children without Medicaid may be eligible to hire their own Respite Counselor and be reimbursed up to $500 per year.
For further information, please contact ACLD’s Connect Team at (516) 336-5909 Extensions 171, 242, and 370.
New York State Education Law 2-D
NYS Education Law 2-D pertains to the unauthorized release of personally identifiable information.
The Board of Regents adopted Part 121 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education on January 13, 2020. These rules will implement Education Law Section 2-d and provide guidance to educational agencies and their third-party contractors on ways to strengthen data privacy and security to protect student data and annual professional performance review data. The regulation went through multiple sets of revisions and three rounds of public comments and will go into effect January 29, 2020. It will apply to both charter and traditional public schools. We thank the members of the Data Privacy Advisory Council, implementation planning and drafting workgroups that supported the Department’s Chief Privacy Officer, Temitope Akinyemi, through this process
Parent's Bill of Rights
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Federal Laws that Protect Students
Data Privacy and Security Policies
Resources that can assist parents in maintaining a reasonable level of digital privacy
Fact Sheet for Parents From NYSED
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Emergency Response Plan
Emergency Remote Plan
Physical Restraint Policy
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