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  • ABILITIES FIRST SCHOOL

    What districts/counties do you service? 
    Currently, we are serving Putnam, Orange, Ulster, Greene, Columbia and Dutchess Counties.

    How would my child be transported to school?
    Each child’s school district provides their transportation.

    What is the student/teacher ratio?
    At Abilities First School we have enhanced our class ratios to provide a continuum of services. Students are placed in 6-1-3, 8-1-3 or 12-1-4 (children-teacher-aides) classes based on needs and appropriate programming.

    Are meals provided? 
    Snacks are provided. We provide students with the opportunity to purchase lunch and to participate in free and reduced lunch programs.

    Is there a nurse on site? 
    Our School has a Registered Nurse and an LPN's at each site.

    How does my child get evaluated?
    School districts are responsible for providing required testing evaluations.

    How does my child get referred to your program?
    Each child’s home school district makes the referral. 
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    Do you have a summer program?
    Yes.

    Do you provide School to Work & Vocational Training?
    Yes, at our Red Hook and Poughkeepsie sites.