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How to Attend RSD

RSD is a private, caring, tuition-free school where deaf and hard of hearing children, newborn to age 21, thrive. Education programs are provided at no cost to families. Skilled RSD professionals provide students with direct access to communication in a rich and vibrant bilingual - American Sign Language and English - environment. Students at RSD also receive individual attention, as they learn and grow together in safe and inclusive surroundings.

For assistance in applying to RSD, to arrange for a campus tour, or for general intake referral information, call 585-336-5854; 585-286-2806 (Videophone), or e-mail: Info@RSDeaf.org.

General information call 585.544.1240
 
Elementary Students for a heart on the school lawn
 

Preparing to Attend RSD (The Intake Process)

Please follow either of the two links at the right to obtain an application (PHC-10) to request an approval for your child/children to receive an evaluation to attend RSD - a 4201 New York State-supported school.

The intake evaluation process for deaf and hard of hearing children to attend RSD follows New York State Education Department procedures.

Families in New York State with deaf and hard of hearing children - newborn to age 21 - can apply to RSD directly at any time.

Parents of deaf and hard of hearing infants, toddlers and twos (children up to age 3) may request a referral to RSD from their county’s Early Intervention program. Families with children age 3 to 5 can request a referral to RSD from their home school district’s Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE). Families with children age 5 to 21 can request a referral to RSD from their school district’s Committee on Special Education (CSE).

RSD support service staff conducts comprehensive intake evaluations. This service is free-of-charge and includes:
  • Educational and Classroom Observation
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Speech/Language Assessment
  • Audiological Assessment
  • Social History Review
  • Medical History Review
  • Vocational Assessment
 
For assistance in applying to RSD, to arrange for a campus tour, or for general intake referral information, call 585-336-5854; 585-286-2806 (Videophone), or e-mail: Info@RSDeaf.org.
Paul Holmes
Director of Services for Children and Speech Programs
Enrollment Assistance
  • For help in applying to RSD.
  • To schedule a campus tour.
  • For general intake referral information.
 
Intake Process Application
 
Download an application (PHC-10) to request approval for your child/children to receive an evaluation to attend RSD, a 4201 NYS supported school.