Vocational/Life Skills Program Expands at Vincent Smith School
Students in NY state are now eligible to continue their special education programs at Vincent Smith School up to age 23 under a new law recently signed by Governor Cuomo
The bill, signed by Governor Cuomo June 30, provides that a student enrolled in an individualized education plan in the 2021-2023 school years may continue to receive educational services until the student completes those services or turns 23, whichever is sooner.
Vincent Smith's VEEP is a transitional program for students in grades 9-12 and up to age 23, designed to teach students essential life skills and independence. In addition to learning basic skills such as personal finance, housekeeping & meal preparation, and health and safety, students will be exposed to a broad spectrum of experiences that will further enrich their functional, social, and communication skills.
Examples of additional skills include:
Vincent Smith School is a coed, not-for-profit school for students in grades 1-12. The school specializes in learning differences like Dyslexia and auditory processing disorders, as well as ADHD and school reluctance. The school offers small classes (avg. 5:1), differentiated instruction, and on-site related services.
For more information about VEEP or the Vincent Smith School, call 516.365.4900 or go to https://www.vincentsmithschool.org/