Special Education

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Welcome to Camden Student Support Services, Special Education Office. Student Support services encompasses children from the ages of 2 1/2 through 21 years and services within CPSE, CSE and Section 504.  
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Special Education Staff

District Director of Special Education:

  • Mr. Nick Pulizzi

Assistant District Director of Special Education:

  • Mrs. Mindy Niles

Office Staff:

District Wide Related Service Staff:


  • Mrs. Katelynn Meislin

  • Mrs. Janice Plumley

  • Mrs. Edythe Russell

  • Mrs. Teresa Stowell-Hollis

Speech-Language Therapy:

  • Ms. Lauren Bostwick

  • Ms.  Ashley Chanatry

  • Mrs. Betty Hogeboon

  • Mrs. Marla Koelbel

  • Mrs. Kaitlin Lindsley

Occupational Therapy:

  • Mrs. Shannon Bell

  • Mrs. Kathleen Lucason

  • Mrs. Kari Cieslak

Physical Therapy:

  • Mrs. Christina Brown

Contract services: (Part-time supports)

Educational Audiology: CITI Oswego BOCES (Kimberly Sacco - District Wide)

Teacher of the Hearing Impaired: MO-BOCES (Mr. Paul Mancerella - District Wide)

Support Services

Services for students with Section 504 plans and IEPs vary depending on the needs of the student. We always look for ways to meet the student's needs within the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).

Special Education Programs: Resource Room, Consultant Teacher (Direct and Indirect), 15:1 classes, 15:1:1 classes, 15:1 Lite classes, 12:1:1 classes; including access to out-of-district programs such as 8:1:1 and 12:1:4.

Related Services: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Audiology, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired, Counseling...


For information on Occupational Therapy, go to http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/ot/

For information on Physical Therapy, go to http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/pt/

For information on Speech Therapy and Audiology, go to http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/slpa/


Under IDEA, there are 13 classifications. They are as follows:




Emotional Disability(ED)

Hearing Impairment

Intellectual Disability

Multiple Disabilities (MD)

Orthopedic Impairment

Other Health Impaired (OHI)

Learning Disability (LD)

Speech/Language Impairment

Traumatic Brain Injury

Visual Impairment including blindness

In order to be eligible for Special Education, the disability must adversely affect educational performance.

Parent Resources:

New York State Procedural Safeguards:
NYSED Procedural Safeguards Notice July 2017

A Parent's Guide - Special Education in New York state for Children Ages 3-21:

Parents Guide