Related Services

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) identifies occupational and physical therapy as related services for eligible children ages 3-21 who require assistance to benefit from a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) provides school-based Occupational and Physical Therapy in both District 75 and General Education school settings. Occupational and physical therapy services are provided by New York State-licensed therapists to students mandated to receive such services as designated on their Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs).