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Adolescent Day Treatment 8:1:1 
This program is the result of a partnership between Broome-Tioga BOCES, the State Education Department and the Greater Binghamton Health Center (OMH). BOCES is responsible for the educational component, while GBHC is responsible for clinical services. A therapeutic treatment team approach is used. The program is designed to meet the needs of classified students grades 6-12 who have mental health needs. The goal is re-integration into the student's home school.
 
Center-based Crossroads 8:1:1
This program serves students (K-21 years) with emotional and/or learning disabilities who have been referred by a component school districts' Committee on Special Education. Students attend small classes with a focus on integration across all disciplines. Remedial help is available along with limited counseling services as a part of the program. The goal is to help students modify negative behaviors, return to a regular or less-restrictive educational environment and learn about skills needed for occupational jobs or earn a high school diploma.
 
District-Based Crossroads 8:1:1 
This program offers academic instruction with an inclusive focus. Students progress in programming to meet general NYS learning and assessment guidelines. Currently, this program serves primary and intermediate students grades K-6 who have learning and behavioral needs. Limited counseling is available as part of this program.
 
Center-Based Oak Tree 8:1:1
This program offers students (5-21) a structured teaching environment that uses the TEACCH methodology to promote independence for students on the autism spectrum. The program provides a supportive learning environment encompassing academics, social skills, pre-vocational and life skills. Students are characterized by intensive management needs that require a structured learning environment, small class sizes and individualized instruction. Additionally, students participate in the NYS alternate assessment and receive a skills and achievement commencement credential upon graduation.
 
District-Based Oak Tree 8:1:1 
This program offers a structured teaching setting that emphasizes best practices in the field of autism. Students access inclusive opportunities as appropriate. Services are limited to direct instruction. Adaptive physical education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, etc., are available as "related services" to fulfill IEP requirements. Students (grades K-12) in these classes are characterized by intensive management needs requiring a structured environment and small class size.
 
Futures 12:1:1
This program serves students grades 9-12. The program goal is to help students develop independent living skills and to facilitate active and positive community participation. Students are able to earn credit toward a NYS Regents or local diploma. Transition services are available to assist students as they move to the world of work.
 
MOVE
MOVE (Mobility Opportunities Via Education) is an 8:1+1 activity-based program serving students ages 5-21 who are mobility impaired. The program teaches the basic, functional motor skills necessary for adult life, combining natural body movement with an instructional process to help individuals acquire increasing amounts of independence in sitting, standing, and walking. Our staff includes a collaborative team of professionals who design and implement this educational and therapeutic program specific to the needs of the individual student. Students in this program typically take the NYS alternate assessment, and adapted physical education is included and designed to meet individual student needs.
 
Oak Tree 8:1:1 
A structured teaching setting that emphasizes best practices in the field of autism. Students (8-21 years) are characterized by intensive management needs that require a structured environment and small class size. Physical education is adapted to meet the needs of the students as part of the program. Students typically take the NYS alternate assessment. Typical outcomes include an IEP diploma, supported employment and long-term assistance for adult living.
 
PALS 8:1:1 
This program serves students (5-21 years) who have moderate-to-severe developmental disabilities. The 8:1:1 program provides a supportive learning community that balances the academic, pre-vocational and social development of our students. Direct instruction in life skills is provided with the goal of maximizing each student's potential for independence. Students typically take the NYS alternate assessment. Physical education is adapted to meet individual student needs.
 
PALS 12:1:1 
This program serves students ages 11-21 who have moderate developmental disabilities. The 12:1+1 program provides a supportive learning community that balances academic, social and workforce development. Direct instruction in life skills is provided with a goal of maximizing each student's level of independence. Students typically take the NYS alternate assessment. Physical education is adapted to meet the needs of students as part of the program.
 
PRIDE 12:1:4 
This program serves students age 5-21 with severe developmental disabilities resulting in intensive management needs. PRIDE provides a structured teaching environment that emphasizes independence and individualization. Instruction includes life skills and pre-vocational skills with the goal of maximizing each student's potential. Students take the NYS alternate assessment. Physical education is adapted to meet individual student needs.
 
Project SEARCH
Project SEARCH serves students ages 18-21 in their last year of school. This 12:1+1 internship-based program is designed to meet the needs of students with moderate disabilities who are working toward their Skills and Achievement Commencement (SACC) Credential or their Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Credential and who have been classified as intellectually disabled and/or are diagnosed with such things as multiple orthopedic impairments, multiple physical impairments, autism, or traumatic brain injury. The program emphasis is preparation for competitive employment in the workforce through a collaborative effort between Broome-Tioga BOCES, Lourdes Hospital, Catholic Charities, and OPWDD. Students are admitted via an application process, interview and skills assessment. Our goal is to maximize each student’s potential for employment.
 
Reclaim 6:1:1 
This program offers a small, therapeutic, highly structured environment for students in grades K-8 with intensive emotional and behavioral needs. This program focuses on building coping skills and resiliency through an environment that stresses belonging, generosity, mastery and independence. Counseling and access to community-based wrap-around services are embedded factors of this program.
Contact Information
 
For more information, contact the individual program administrator or Director Maggie Collins, at 763-3632.
 
 
How to Enroll For Districts:
How to Enroll For Parents:
Contact the school district that you reside in to enroll your school-age child.
 
Instructional Programs  
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