Welcome to the Allegheny Valley School District Special Education Department
The Allegheny Valley School District provides a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to students with disabilities in accordance with federal and state regulations. Children ages 3-21 must be eligible for special education services, meeting the eligibility criteria of having a disability as defined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and being in need of specially designed instruction. Pennsylvania State Standards in Chapter 14 of the Pennsylvania School Code identifies the following as areas of disability: Autism, Deaf/Blindness, Visual Impairment including Blindness, Hearing Impairment including Deafness, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairment, Emotional Disturbance, Specific Learning Disability, Other Health Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury and Speech & Language Impairment.
Allegheny Valley School District protects the confidentiality of personally identifiable information regarding exceptional and protected handicapped students in accordance with state and federal law and the District's student records policy.
The Special Education Process includes the development of an Evaluation Report (ER) and an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The IEP team determines the level and location of special education services. All students in need of special education services are provided services through district, intermediate unit, private and approved private school programs.
Special Education Process
Upcoming Parent Trainings
For information concerning Transition please see link below:
The Communicator - Allegheny Valley School District's newsletter for the Special Education Department
Works for Me - Employment Solutions for People with Disabilities
Have you ever wondered...
How does working affect your disability benefits? What does "Ticket to Work" really mean?
Get the answers at this FREE Works for Me training about employment and people with disabilities:
- Introduction to Work Incentives and Ticket to Work
Works for Me, in conjunction with The Pennsylvania Training Partnership for People with Disabilities, will present FREE training workshops at six locations around the Commonwealth.
If you are a person with a disability, a family member of a person with a disability, or a self-advocate who is...
...receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
...using Medical Assistance for your health care insurance
...thinking about returning to or maintaining employment
Don't miss this great opportunity!!
To register on-line: http://www.temple.edu/thetrainingpartnership/topics/worksforme.shtml
For a printable training brochure and registration form: http://www.temple.edu/thetrainingpartnership/resources/flyers/worksForMe2011English.pdf
En Espanol: http://www.temple.edu/thetrainingpartnership/resources/flyers/worksForMe2011Spanish.pdf
PASA Testing Window for 2012-13 School Year
Reading and Math- Feb. 18, 2013 through Mar. 29, 2013
Science- May 6, 2013 through May 31, 2013