The Schools Association

The mission of the 4201 Schools Association is to advocate for the blind, deaf, and severely physically disabled children of New York State. The coalition of 10 schools are specialists in the field and serve as a resource for policy makers, families, communities, and each other to encourage that best practices are utilized in the education of NYS students with lo incidence disabilities.

Value Statement: The 4201 Schools Association is the New York State resource for blind, deaf, and severely physically disabled children. Our members are leaders engaged in building opportunities for children through public awareness advocacy and offering high-quality programs.

Core Values

Equitable Access: We value an environment in which all students possess and receive educational opportunities similar to their peers in public schools with full accessibility to the necessary accommodations for learning.

Collaboration: We value an inclusive learning community, working collaboratively as equals, to achieve the greatest possible results that lead to success in and out of the classroom for our students.

Passion: We value a demonstration of enthusiasm and passion that excites and motivates each other and our students, as well as demonstrates our energy and commitment to stakeholders, supporters, and public decision makers.

Innovation: We value innovation and creativity that allows both staff and students the freedom to experiment and strive for higher achievement.

Integrity: We value intrgrity and are committed to fostering open, honest and earnest communication among its members for the benefit of students and staff.

Individuality: We value each individual member, recognizing differences while respecting each person’s own unique life experience in an effort to advance the needs of the 4201 Schools Association.

 

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For more information on a specific 4201 school, please click on the links below:

Schools educating New York’s students who are physically disabled and health impaired:

Henry Viscardi School

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Schools educating New York’s students who are blind, visually impaired and/or has multiple disabilities:

The New York Institute for Special Education

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The Lavelle School for the Blind

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Schools educating New York’s children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing:

Cleary School for the Deaf

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Lexington School for the Deaf

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New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood)

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Rochester School for the Deaf

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St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf

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St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf

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St. Mary’s School for the Deaf

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