• Autistic Support
    Provides specially designed instruction to students who need a program that is highly structured with a special emphasis on behavior modification. The program focuses on a strong speech and language component, which encourages the development of independence and self-sufficiency in the areas of community-based instruction, functional academics, vocational, leisure and social skills.

    Emotional Support
    Provides a structured, behaviorally enhanced approach to students whose primary need is for social skills development or who demonstrate a pattern of maladaptive behaviors that may include poor attendance, aggression toward others, withdrawal, poor peer/adult relationships and court involvement. The primary goal of the program is to teach students the behaviors necessary to return to their home school program and to function within acceptable behavioral norms of the community.

    Learning Support
    The Learning Support program provides specially designed instruction to students that have a significant disparity between educational expectancy and one or more of the following: oral expression, listening comprehension, written expression, basic reading skill, reading comprehension, mathematics calculation and mathematics reasoning.

    Life Skills Support
    This program provides specially designed instruction to students whose identified need is that of independent living. These needs are in the areas of self-care, social adequacy, language development, perceptual motor and work skills.

    Multi-Disability Support
    Multi-disabilities Support services provide specially designed instruction to students who have two or more disabilities of equal severity and whose program needs are communication, activities of daily living, as well as personal and social skills.

    Physical Support
    This program provides specially designed instruction to students whose physical/mental disabilities are of such severity that program modification is needed to meet these physical and cognitive deficiencies.

Special Education & Pupil Services Staff

Act 55 of 2022 Student Enrollment Notification Form for the 2022-23 School Year

  • On July 8, 2022, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 55 of 2022 into law. This act permits the following for the 2022-23 school year:

    • A student with a disability who was enrolled during the 2021-22 school year and turned age 21 (either during the 2021-22 school year or between the end of the 2021-22 and the beginning of the 2022-23 school year) may attend a school entity during the 2022-23 school year and receive services as outlined in their most recent Individualized Education Program (IEP) with all the protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

    To qualify for an additional year, a student had to be enrolled in one of the following school entities in Pennsylvania during the 2021-22 school year: a school district, intermediate unit, area career and technical school, charter school, cyber charter school, regional charter school, approved private school, or chartered school for the education of the deaf and blind.

    Parents/guardians and students interested in the above option for the 2022-23 school year must submit this Act 55 of 2022 Student Enrollment Notification Form to the school entity that the student will attend in the 2022-23 school year on or before August 1, 2022. Do not submit the form to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).