Related services are defined as developmental, corrective and other support services required to assist a student with a disability to benefit from instruction. Based upon a student's Individualized Educational Program (IEP), related support services may be provided.
A student's related services may change from pre-school to school-age, as children's needs change as they get older. Related services may be the only special education service given to a child, or they may be provided along with other special education services such as special class services. Related services are intended to assist the student to: meet the objectives of his or her instructional program; be involved in the general education curriculum; experience success in his or her classroom setting; and be educated with nondisabled peers.
The following related services may be provided:
In the event that a Department of Education (DOE) provider is not available, the Office of Related and Contractual Services (ORCS) for District 75 will issue a transmittal to a contracted agency. If the agency is not available, the parent will be issued a RSA (Related Service Authorization) to allow a family to secure an independent provider paid for by the Department of Education. A Municipality List of Independent Providers and a Municipality
For any questions regarding the RSA process contact Maria Leo at 212-802-1535 for assistance.
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