Special Education

Welcome to the Dover Union Free School District

Committee on Special Education
Committee on Preschool Special Education

Phone Number: (845) 877-5760
Fax Number: (845) 877-5761

Director of Special Education: Patricia Rizzo
CPSE Chairperson: Pamela O'Neil
Secretary: Kristin Light

The Dover Union Free School District offers a variety of Special Education programs in the least restrictive environment to meet the needs of each student. The District offers special classes, resource room, collaborative classes, and related services (speech and language, counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy). Additionally, the services of BOCES, NYS Education Department approved private schools and other agencies are utilized when needed. Early identification of the need for special services is vital and referrals to the Committee on Special Education and Committee on Preschool Special Education may come from parents, teacher, principals, counselors, and doctors.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding special services for a child residing in the Dover Union Free School District, please contact Patricia Rizzo, Director of Special Education at 877-5760.

By Anderson Center Consulting

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    These Webinars will be accessible until February 21, 2021

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                                                       Online Learning

The IRIS Center has created the following two free, downloadable tip sheets for parents supporting their children’s learning at home:

My child says she doesn’t like online learning. How can I help? - This tip sheet offers practical ideas and strategies for helping children adapt to some of the challenges and frustrations of learning in a virtual environment.
How can I help my elementary child stay focused during online learning? - Learning at home via a virtual environment can make it hard for younger children to remain focused. This tip sheet offers some ideas to help.

**The IRIS Center, supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs and located at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, develops and disseminates free, engaging online resources about evidence-based instructional and behavioral practices to support the education of all students, particularly struggling learners and those with disabilities.

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