What we do....

Westchester Exceptional Children's School is a year round NY State approved special education day facility located in North Salem, NY. We serve individuals with autism, multiple handicaps, and children who are medically fragile ages 5-21 throughout Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange, the Mid-Hudson area, New York City and Fairfield County, CT.

The local public schools districts refer students to WEC because WEC is recognized as the most appropriate placement to serve the social, emotional and academic needs of each student.

All of the children do so well in WEC's structured nurturing environment that some are able to return to the referring public schools; others are trained at WEC in the pre-vocational and work study programs thus graduating to jobs in the community or workshops, becoming tax payers not liabilities.

Since our founding in 1969, our goal has remained unchanged - "To reach, teach and rehabilitate children. Our philosophy that each special needs child is a valuable individual capable of high achievement and worthy of our best efforts is translated into a successful learning experience for every child entrusted to us. 

WEC seeks to create a challenging learning environment that encourages success through the development of appropriate instruction and activities that allows for individual differences and learning styles.

Special Events



* Assemblies and school plays
* Library activities
* Culinary instruction - The WEC Café
* Field trips
* Stepping Up Day
* Computer skills
* School newspaper
* Thanksgiving pageant
* Halloween parade
* Audio-visual activities
* Interscholastic sports
* Junior varsity teams
* Varsity teams
* Cheerleaders
* Senior prom
 * Individualized special education, small     class size
   * Adaptive physical education
   * Speech Therapy
   * Pre-vocational work activities center
   * Transition to work
   * Vocational training
   * Job Coaches
   * Job placement
   * Twelve-month school year
   * Activities of daily living
   * Individual psychological counseling
   * Testing
   * Group therapy
   * Parent training and counseling
   * Sibling therapy
   * Extended school day, supervised     recreation, crafts, sports, and     homework assistance
* Animation/Cartoon Club
* Art Club
* Cooking Club
* Couples Club
* Games Club
* Hair and Nail Club
* History Club
* Library Club
* Lego Club
* Magic "Noodles" Club
* Music Club
* Walking Club
* and several others ...