Providing an Education for Autistic and Communication Impaired Children Effectively
The PEACCE program at Dutchess BOCES began in September of 1997. The main goal of the program is to prepare people with autism, and other communication impairments, to live and work more effectively at home, at school and in the community. This program seeks to help students understand their environment while help them to acquire communication skills that will enable them to relate to other people. In addition we work with students and their families to improve coping skills and provide the necessary competencies to make decisions which affect their lives.
PEACCE Program Class Type
1-6-2 [PEACCE Program; 1 teacher - 6 students - 2 school support personnel]
These programs are designed for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders [ASDS]. Our staff is trained in the TEACCH Model as developed at the University of North Carolina. A very defined program provides the structured environment required for the children to learn. Related services as designated on the student’s IEP are provided by TEACCH trained staff within the classroom.