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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

Center for Family Life Helps Areliz Build a Brighter Future

"I'm doing this to provide for my kids...for everything that they deserve." Learn More

Nicholas

Support for individuals with special needs

“The confidence Nick has grown in the short time he’s been at the group home is amazing." Learn More

96%

of 12th graders in SCO's Family Foster Care program graduated high school, with 65% enrolled in post-secondary education

148

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

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