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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

John Brown

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Isis & Kaiden

Bethany I

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4 out of 5

young adults (21+) at our Residential Treatment Center for youth with developmental disabilities participate in Day Habilitation or are enrolled in school

We shelter

4,600

youth, adults and children

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