Admissions and Evaluations
can attend NYSSD?
do I apply?
Who can attend NYSSD?
The New York State Education Department requires
that an applicant have a hearing loss of at least 80dB in the
better ear. However, students have been accepted to our school
if they are considered to be "functionally deaf."
The student must reside in New York State.
For more information regarding admission to our school
please contact Daniel Roberts, Assistant Superintendent, at
315-337-8400 ext. 8445 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I apply?
- The student's parent/guardian or, with parental
consent, the CSE/CPSE of the student's district of residence
requests an evaluation for placement.
- The parent/guardian submits a PHC-10 application
to the State Education Department (SED) with accompanying documentation.
application (109KB) can
be obtained from:
401 Turin St.
Rome, N.Y. 13440
315-337-8400 ext. 8445
- SED determines if the student meets the eligibility
- If it is determined that the student does meet the criteria,
SED sends a letter to the parent/guardian with a copy to NYSSD
and to the home school district stating that a referral for
evaluation for placement is being made.
- If it is determined that the student does not meet the
eligibility criteria, SED sends a letter to the parent/guardian
with a copy to the home school district CSE/CPSE detailing
the reason(s) that the application cannot be processed.
The Regional Associate sends a letter to the
parent approving an evaluation at NYSSD.
NYSSD Intake Coordinator calls the parent
to schedule an intake evaluation within one week of receipt
of the PHC-10 and the letter of approval from the Regional
A request for consent for NYSSD to conduct
evaluations, a request for release of information and an explanation
of due process procedures are sent to the parent, with a copy
to the school district of residence.
NYSSD requests education records from the
school district of residence.
Request for Consent to Release Information,
perform specific evaluations, etc., sent to the parents and
the school district of residence.
Educational Evaluator conducts on-site visit
to child’s current education placement.
Parents and child participate in a full day
intake evaluation at NYSSD. Limited housing is available to
A Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meeting is
scheduled and held to discuss the results of the evaluation
and to determine the appropriate, least restrictive environment
for the child’s education.
- Summary of the evaluations and recommendations
from the MDT are forwarded to the NYSSD superintendent for
consideration. If the superintendent agrees with the MDT recommendation,
a letter, along with the evaluations and recommendations, is
forwarded to the parent, the school district, and Regional
- The Regional Associate reviews the evaluations
and the recommendations and approves/disapproves the appointment
to NYSSD. If the Regional Associate agrees that NYSSD can
provide an appropriate program and is the least restrictive
environment for the child, a letter approving the appointment
of the child to NYSSD is sent to the parent and the school
- If the MDT or the superintendent does not
recommend appointment of the child at NYSSD, or the Regional
Associate disagrees with the recommendation for appointment,
the parent may appeal through procedural due process.
March 31, 2011