|Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania||Provides assistance to individuals affected by autism by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy. Provide education to families and other members of the community, build self esteem for those on the autism spectrum and support families in need. ||Erie||Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania||Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania|
|Familylinks - Therapeutic Learning Center||Private Academic Special Education School and Partial Hospitalization program that serves children Pre-K through 4th grade with severe behavioral or developmental disorders causing disruptive behaviors. Empowers children and their families with the skills and motivation they need to reach their unique developmental potential.||Allegheny||Familylinks - Therapeutic Learning Center||Familylinks|
|Intermediate Unit 1 Special Education Services||Provides comprehensive special education services for exceptional children, ages 3 - 21.||Fayette||Intermediate Unit 1||Intermediate Unit 1|
|Lifesteps, Inc. - Developmental Learning - Beaver||Preschoolers or school-age children may be eligible for developmental therapy. A full developmental evaluation will identify strengths and needs in the fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive areas. Therapy is individualized and treatment plans encompass goals to maximize abilities.||Beaver||Children Services & Early Education||Lifesteps|
|Office for Dispute Resolution||ODR administers the mediation and due process procedures available for special education disputes. A Hearing Officer Settlement Conference (Hosc) is a service where parties who are close to a resolution, but have identifiable roadblocks, can collaborate with a sitting hearing officer to see if those roadblocks can be overcome before a hearing. In addition, ODR offers a creating agreement training to parents and schools. IEP Facilitation is also available through ODR. Special Education Consultline, a toll-free assistance line for parents, is also a service of ODR. The Consultline number is 1-800-879-2301||Dauphin||Office for Dispute Resolution||Office for Dispute Resolution |
|Pace School||Teaches children with autism, emotional disorders and learning disabilities to break through social & emotional barriers to achieve academic success. Blends mental health & special education services throughout the school day to maximize students' potential.||Allegheny||Pace School||Pace School|
|Pennsylvania Bureau of Special Education||Provides general supervision over all public schools, school districts, and other public education agencies within the state to ensure that each student with a disability receives a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and that each family has the benefits of a system of procedural safeguards. Oversees assessments of students with complex support needs and monitors compliance of schools with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.||Dauphin||Bureau of Special Education||Pennsylvania Department of Education|
|Pennsylvania Department of Education|| Department's broad responsibilities include:
- Administration of the school laws of Pennsylvania
- Administration of the rules and regulations of the State Board of Education
- Assistance to local school districts
- Evaluation of programs of instruction
- Apportionment of state appropriations to local school districts
- Contracts with and distributes funds to non-public schools
- Administration of the state program for public libraries
- Promotion and assistance in the establishment of community colleges and provision of services to other institutions of higher education
- Licensing and regulating of private schools
- Approval of programs of proprietary post-secondary institutions
||Dauphin||Pennsylvania Department of Education||Pennsylvania Department of Education|
|Special Education Consult Line||Toll free helpline which provides information for families and advocates of children with disabilities about school related concerns, special education regulations, procedural safeguards, and general disability questions.||Dauphin||Office for Dispute Resolution||Office for Dispute Resolution |
|York Learning Center, Lincoln Intermediate Unit, 12||The York Learning Center is a public school facility, serving students with special needs. Students from York and Adams County School Districts attend school programs at the Center.
Classes for special needs students
Diagnostic and psychological evaluation and services
Autistic Support- Students ages 6-21 diagnosed as autistic-like; highly structured program to help develop behavioral, social, and communications skills.
Life Skills/ Dual Diagnosis- Students with emotional disturbances such as inappropriate behavior and inability to develop adequate interpersonal relationships in addition to moderate mental retardation.
Life Skills Support- Students with moderate mental retardation; classes emphasize independent living skills.
Multiple Disabilities Support- Students with a combination of characteristics that may include moderate to severe mental retardation, physical, motor, sensory, or communication needs; classes emphasize daily living skills.
These programs serve students aged 3-21 with a free and appropriate public education according to state and federal regulations.||York||Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12, York Learning Center||Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12|
|Yorkshire Academy, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12||Special education classes (birth-21 years)
Diagnostic testing (birth-kindergarten) includes: school psychologist, speech language, clinician, occupational physical therapist
Hearing and vision itinerant services
||York||Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12, York Learning Center||Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12|