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Theresa Paplin School

The Theresa Paplin School is a non-diploma bound, New York State certified special education school that serves adolescents and young adults who are dually diagnosed with a serious emotional disturbance as well as a developmental disability. Students live at our Ottilie Residential Treatment Facility or attend as day students referred by New York City Department of Education school districts. The school teaches functional, academic and vocational skills based on each individual’s abilities.

The Theresa Paplin Summer Youth Employment Program provides entry level jobs in a variety of local businesses for student s in our Theresa Paplin School on the Ottilie campus. Participants experience real-world labor expectations, career instruction, financial literacy training, and social growth.

Who Can Benefit from this Program?

Students who are dual diagnosed (SED/IDD)

Age Criteria

10 – 21 years of age

How to Access this Program or Service

Through the Pre-Admission Certification Committee (PACC) as a residential student or via the Central Based Support Team for Day Students

Success Stories

Kaitlyn & Khamion

Early Education & Family Support Services

“I love this school. Sometimes I felt like giving up, but Kaitlyn was always my motivation.” Learn More

H. Craig Treiber

"The diversity and impact of the services provided make me proud to support the organization.” Learn More

148

students in our transfer high schools who were at risk of dropping out graduated with a Regents diploma

82%

of students at our residential school for youth with high-functioning autism are actively involved in weekly internships in the community