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School for children with special needs offers yoga
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PS Q233 is a safe and orderly school where the leadership is liked, surveys report.
The school, which serves over 400 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, is located in seven sites throughout Queens. The student body is comprised mainly of learners with autism, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, social emotional disabilities, speech and language impairments, and sensory impairments. The attendance rate for the 2015-2016 school year was 86.6 percent, according to the Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP). Also key to note is that the quality of teaching at the school is good, based on the 2015 Quality Review.
In order to enhance student experience, the school participates in a variety of programs. According to the CEP, three of the seven sites have inclusion programs. Additionally, as detailed in the Quality Review, the school collaborates with Get Ready to Learn, a yoga movement program and The Power of Choice, a program that helps students develop self-control.
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ADMISSIONS: Citywide. PS Q233 is part of District 75, a network of 69 schools dedicated to New York Citys students with disabilities who require increased attention. District 75 provides educational, vocational, and behavioral support programs for students who are on the autism spectrum, have significant cognitive delays, are significantly emotionally challenged, have a sensory impairment or have multiple disabilities. (Katie Safter & Hugo Segal, web reports, August 2017)Read more