At JRC, behavioral counseling is provided in a nontraditional format in which students are expected to learn how to self-manage their target behaviors. Students who request to speak with a psychologist must write a note or “business letter” requesting a session and “pay” with their tokens.
Student files contained documentation that JRC consistently requests that speech and language therapy, occupational therapy (OT), and counseling be removed from a student’s IEP. A review of IEPs of NYS students showed:
o 23 students had CSE recommendations for counseling that were later eliminated based on JRC’s recommendation;
o 12 students had IEP recommendations for speech and language therapy that were later eliminated based on JRC’s recommendation;
o Seven students had IEP recommendations for OT that were later terminated based on JRC’s recommendation and one continued OT on a “one hour per month – consult” basis; and
o Four students had IEP recommendations for PT that were later terminated based on JRC’s recommendation.
Edit June 12, 2015: Last I checked the link above didn’t work. The document can be found in several other places on the internet. Here is a source that I used recently that I know is reliable: JRC Program Visitation Report– 6/9/2006 (https://autistichoya.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/nysed-2006-report.pdf).
(If all else fails there is always http://lmgtfy.com/?q=%22JRC+Program+Visitation+Report%22 )