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Abilities First Inc.
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  • 70 Overocker Road, New Windsor, NY 12553
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Join our School Program located in New Windsor, NY!

Special Education Teacher

Abilities First, Inc., a CQL accredited organization, has been making a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities for over fifty years.  Starting out as The Little Red School House in 1962, Abilities First, Inc. has evolved into the Hudson Valley’s premiere provider of support services for individuals with developmental disabilities.  We offer a wide variety of services including school and preschool programs, day habilitation, residential habilitation, community habilitation, service coordination and employment services.

From our early days as the “Little Red Schoolhouse”, Abilities First, Inc. has always been deeply committed to providing educational programming for all school-age children at every level of disability. In addition to the services we provide in home school districts, we also offer a unique, warm, accepting educational experience for students ages 5-21 with moderate to severe disabilities at our main site in Poughkeepsie and satellite classrooms in the Red Hook School District. While we offer intimate instructional settings for those with special needs, we also strive to develop creative solutions to integrate our students with their more typical peers.

Full time, Classroom Teacher position available in our school program located in New Windsor, NY.  The Classroom Teacher is responsible for the assessment of individual student’s needs, lesson plans, supervision of classroom staff, curriculum planning and development.  

We follow a school calendar, as well as a six week summer program.  Excellent benefits including paid holidays, snow days, sick and personal time, continuing education, 401-k & Medical/Dental offered.

Become involved in the incredible mission of Abilities First, Inc., by providing people with disabilities and their families with support to attain independence, self-determination, integration and acceptance by others through education, exploration and experience.


  • NYS Teacher Certification in Special Education (all grades preferred) or permanent Special Education certification required.
  • Experience working with students with developmental disabilities and behavioral support plans preferred.

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