SE Support Teams
The Special Education Department also provides expertise, guidance and support in the following areas:
Behavior Evaluation and Support Team – BEST Team - The BEST team is a group of professionals representing preschool through high school. The BEST team is dedicated to assisting and expanding the capacity of schools to respond to behavioral needs of students.
English Language Learner Team - ELL Team - The ELL team provides leadership, knowledge and materials to address identification, assessment, and the instructional needs of English Language Learners with disabilities.
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) - Parents are important partners in supporting the education of students with disabilities, and provide guidance regarding special education services and supports.
SWAAAC Team - Learning for students with disabilities can be supported with assistive technology. SWAAAC stands for Statewide Augmentative, Alternative, Assistive, Communication Project. The NE BOCES has a team to conduct assessment, as well as provide technical assistance and training around the use of assistive technology to improve communication for students with disabilities.
Transition Leadership Team - The team provides leadership, knowledge and materials to address transition planning for students with disabilities.