Structured School Program

Discussion in 'Special Ed 101' started by lilac10, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. lilac10

    lilac10 New Member

    We have a 13 year old with ADHD and ODD. We are looking for a residential school or day school in the lower Hudson Valley of New York which provides a structured learning environment. Does anybody have any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    Hi Lilac10 and welcome.

    You might could check with the Special Education Dept of your school district.

    Check . The NY organizations listed there may be able to point you in the right direction.

    Also, there are several New York members who are active on the General Forum. You might want to cross post your thread there.
  3. dadside

    dadside New Member

    The following site lists the state-approved private schools in the Hudson Valley area:

    From other involvement, I suspect not every school may be listed, but most should be, and "pre-approved" certainly are.
  4. svengandhi

    svengandhi Well-Known Member

    I don't know if Summit has a middle school, but it does have a HS in Rockland, maybe in Nyack (I think) which is residential. My friend's daughter went there after having big issues in district (on LI) and she is now an honors grad of NYU. I believe she went there after 9th grade and her issues at the time included drugs and drinking, sex and wild ODD. She is now a straight arrow vegan and someone I would be thrilled to have my own teenaged daughter turn out like. She credits Summit (and her parents' insistence that the school district step up to the plate and help pay).

    Also, check the NYS Education Dept. website for approved schools. That's how I found the school in the city that my dyslexic child now attends at school district cost.

    There is also a residential school upstate but I think you have to be 15 or in HS to go. Another friend's son actually earned his Eagle Scout badge there and he had issues similar to the girl above, but his included some minor arrests and fights at school as well. Last I heard, he was working and thinking about community college.

    Good luck.