Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)
Ages 3-5 Years Old
The New York City Department of Education provides special education services to children with developmental delays (e.g., in their cognition, social/emotional, fine/gross motor, communication, and adaptive/functional behavior skills) or diagnosed disabilities (e.g., autism spectrum disorder). New York provides various educational and therapeutic services to eligible children aged three to five years old. At Little Treasures we provide related services from our vast number of clinical therapists. Your child’s progress will be the result of your collaboration with CPSE and our office as your service provider.
How will you know if a child needs services?
If your child received Early Intervention services and requires additional services beyond the age of three, your service coordinator will assist you with the transition to CPSE. If your child did not receive Early Intervention services, but you believe he/she may need help, you can make a referral yourself to your local school district CPSE office.
Committee on Special Education (CSE)
Ages 5-21 Years Old
Related services are intended to support a child meeting his/her academic curriculum goals. If you suspect a child is having difficulty meeting these goals, a referral can be made to the CSE to have the child evaluated. When the child is eligible for special education services, related services may be offered as documented on their Individualized Education Program (IEP).
The New York City Department of Education provides special education services to children from five to twenty-one years old. It provides various educational and therapeutic services to eligible children who are attending public schools or private schools. If your child is eligible for special education (SETTS) or related services (speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, etc.), our agency can provide these services if there is no NYC employee available to provide such services.
At Little Treasures we provide the following related services:
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Speech-language therapy
- Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS)