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Programs that provide educational services including special placement and individualized programming, instruction and/or support services for exceptional children, youth and/or adults, including those who have hearing impairments, visual impairments, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and/or other developmental disabilities, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities or speech or language impairments and who need appropriately modified curricula, teaching methodologies and instructional materials in order to learn. Services may include the development, in partnership with the child's parents, of an individualized educational plan to meet the child's needs and the implementation and review at least annually of each child's plan to determine progress and future needs.

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Autism Society Northwestern PennsylvaniaProvides 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. ErieAutism Society Northwestern PennsylvaniaAutism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania
Familylinks - Therapeutic Learning CenterPrivate 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.AlleghenyFamilylinks - Therapeutic Learning CenterFamilylinks
Intermediate Unit 1 Special Education ServicesProvides comprehensive special education services for exceptional children, ages 3 - 21.FayetteIntermediate Unit 1Intermediate Unit 1
Lifesteps, Inc. - Developmental Learning - BeaverPreschoolers 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.BeaverChildren Services & Early EducationLifesteps
Office for Dispute ResolutionODR 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 1-800-879-2301DauphinOffice for Dispute ResolutionOffice for Dispute Resolution
Pace SchoolTeaches 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.AlleghenyPace SchoolPace School
Pennsylvania Bureau of Special EducationProvides 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.DauphinBureau of Special EducationPennsylvania 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 DauphinPennsylvania Department of EducationPennsylvania Department of Education
Special Education Consult LineToll 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.DauphinOffice for Dispute ResolutionOffice for Dispute Resolution
York Learning Center, Lincoln Intermediate Unit, 12The 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. Services include: Classes for special needs students Diagnostic and psychological evaluation and services itinerant services therapy services homebound instruction vocational 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.YorkLincoln Intermediate Unit 12, York Learning CenterLincoln Intermediate Unit 12
Yorkshire Academy, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12Special education classes (birth-21 years) Vocational training Diagnostic testing (birth-kindergarten) includes: school psychologist, speech language, clinician, occupational physical therapist Audiological testing Hearing and vision itinerant services Psychiatric evaluations YorkLincoln Intermediate Unit 12, York Learning CenterLincoln Intermediate Unit 12

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