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Special Class in an Integrated Setting (SCIS)

Special Class in an Integrated Setting (SCIS) is a specialized pre-school class, for children age 4, with and without disabilities. Serving children and families, who reside in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and New York City.

SCIS classes meet at the Dryden Street School in Westbury, 5 days a week for 2 hours each day, from September through June.

Each class includes 9 typical children and 6 classified children who have special needs. A VCLC special education teacher leads 2 classes, 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon. Both classes are less restrictive placements, and are suitable for children with disabilities who do not require a self-contained special education setting.

Enrollment is open to children living in Nassau County. Transportation is provided, and there is no cost to families. A VCLC special education teacher, teaching assistants, speech and occupational therapists and social worker complete each child's team. Therapies are provided in the classroom. The children work on pre-math and reading readiness skills, and are able to acquire and improve higher-level communication and social skills. Activities include gym, music, library, computer, and playtime. For more information on the SCIS program, e-mail Variety at Information.

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