Langan School provides educational services for K-12 students from 58 districts in the Capital District region and beyond.
The primary goals and valued outcomes we foster in our graduates include independence, community inclusion and self-determination.
Our 16 classrooms, including one at the Center’s St Margaret's skilled nursing facility, are staffed with Certified Master Special Education Teachers, Certified Teaching Assistants and Teacher’s Aides. Our classrooms utilize the RAAVE and MOVE educational models and reflect a 8:1:4 or 12:1: 6 student to staff ratio accordingly.
The cornerstone of our curriculum is the common core standards based aligned Unique Learning System and New-2-You Curricula. Students are provided differentiated instruction across the Common Core subjects of ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies. Additionally, direct instruction is provided in Interpersonal, ADL and Prevocational skills. Generalization, Communication and Motor Skill Training are integrated in the educational program.
In addition to our classroom staff, our clinical teams include certified Occupational, Physical, Speech Therapists, Social Workers, Teachers of the Visually Impaired, Teachers of the Deaf and Clinical School Psychologists.
Specialized support services include:
Consultant services, including professional development support, are provided through Paragon Consulting Services and the NYS Deaf Blind Collaborative.
Our staff has access to ongoing professional development opportunities, including:
CTLE credits and CEU's are available for many of these trainings.
CFDS offers learning opportunities Schenectady City School District students, ages 5-21, who qualify for extended school year services. All approved services are provided as recommended in the students’ IEPs. Students can practice the skills they have mastered during the school year using a multi-sensory and functional approach individualized for each learner.
Older students can participate in a school-to-work program, traveling with staff to worksites in the community using the CDTA bus system. Work skills are also practiced in the school environments as the through participation in the weekly “bagel shop,” which provides bagels and beverages to staff.