|AHEDD - Youth Services||Provides youth out of school with pre-employment activities, community work assessment, benefits counseling, job placement, job coaching, follow-up.||Montgomery||Philadelphia Office (AHEDD)||AHEDD|
|Berks County Transition Coordinating Council||a partnership of consumers, students and their families, educators, service providers, employers, post-secondary institutions and the Berks County community with a Mission to plan and facilitate the successful movement of students with disabilities from school programs to adult life and a goal for each student with a disability to achieve his/her maximum potential for inclusion in all aspects of adult life||Berks||Berks County Transition Coordinating Council||Berks County Transition Coordinating Council|
|Carbon Lehigh Transition Coordinating Council||Disseminates transition information, provides training for students, parents, educators, and service providers on transition issues, and develops and maintains local transition interagency agreements.||Lehigh||Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21||Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21|
|Center for Independent Living of South Central PA - School to Adult Life Transition Services||High School Transitioning involves a wide variety of services to graduating students with disabilities. Students are offered services to prepare for entry into the world after Graduation.
||Blair||Center for Independent Living of South Central PA Altoona Office||Center for Independent Living of South Central Pennsylvania|
|Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - IDEAL Program (for blind and visually impaired high-school students)||The IDEAL Transition Program (Individual Development Through Experience, Assessment and Learning) assists blind and visually impaired students to make the transition from the high school environment to the complex opportunities and risks of adult living, college life, or the workplace. IDEAL is a summer residential program which offers full days of classes and other activities in group and individual settings. Participants may choose a college oriented or employment directed curriculum. The IDEAL staff conducts an assessment of each student’s abilities, skills, and interests, and designs an individualized program for the student to strengthen existing skills and acquire necessary new proficiencies.||Delaware||Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Delaware; Chester||Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired|
|Child and Family Focus - Transition to Independence Program - Broomall||Provides support to young people experiencing emotional and or behavioral struggles as they plan their own future across five transition domains: Education Opportunities, Living Situation, Employment and Career, Community Life Functioning, and Personal Effectiveness and Wellbeing. The program uses an evidence-supported model developed to engage and support young people through relationship development, person-centered planning, and a focus on the young person’s future.||Delaware||Child and Family Focus - Broomall||Child and Family Focus|
|Child and Family Focus - Transition to Independence Program - Hatboro Annex||Provides support to young people experiencing emotional and or behavioral struggles as they plan their own future across five transition domains: Education Opportunities, Living Situation, Employment and Career, Community Life Functioning, and Personal Effectiveness and Wellbeing. The program uses an evidence-supported model developed to engage and support young people through relationship development, person-centered planning, and a focus on the young person’s future.||Montgomery||Child and Family Focus - Hatboro Annex||Child and Family Focus|
|Colonial Intermediate Unit 20||An educational service agency that provides special education programs and services to children whose home districts are unable to provide them.
Provides services to 13 school districts and 3 career and technical centers in Northampton, Monroe, and Pike Counties.
School age program provides a continuum of supports and services to eligible school age students with special needs from kindergarten through age 21. Additional programs include the traumatic brain injury school re-entry program, specialized transportation services and extended school year program.
Provides transitional planning and services.
||Northampton||Colonial Intermediate Unit 20||Colonial Intermediate Unit 20|
|Compass Community Connections - School to Life Transition Services/Community Integration||Compass Community Connections - School to Life Transition Services/Community Integration||Mifflin||Compass Community Connections||Compass Community Connections|
|Computing Workshop||Computing Workshop provides a completely individualized, strengths–based summer program for students on the Autistic Spectrum or with other cognitive, affective, and/or physical differences. The program is designed to serve students at all levels. The student/family, Computing Workshop staff, and representatives from school or agency work together to design a summer schedule for the student including any or all of the following: Social skills; communications skills; academics in all content areas (from remedial/basic through advanced/enrichment, college+ level); support for emerging skills or upcoming changes in school programming; career exploration/site visits; transition services, including assessment, employment simulation, internship placement, pre-college program; community -based experiences. The program offers a particularly broad range of options in areas of computing/technology and the arts.||Allegheny||Summer Programs||Summer Programs|
|Excentia Human Services - Independent U||Gives participants the tools they need to gain personal and professional independence through volunteer work.
||Lancaster||Excentia - Rohrerstown||Excentia Human Services|
|Lancaster County Transition Coordinating Council||This group's purpose is to develop coordinated activities for students with disabilities that will enhance their movement from the school setting into meaningful adult life and employment. Membership includes persons with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities, as well as representation from education, human service agencies, and business.||Lancaster||Lancaster-Lebanon IU13||Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13|
|Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13||A regional educational agency whose mission is to assist local school districts to enhance educational opportunities by providing quality, cost-effective services. A leader in recognizing the needs of schools and in implementing programs to meet those needs, serving 22 school districts in Lancaster and Lebanon counties, as well as students in nonpublic schools, preschools, and adult learners.
Serving Young Learners
-Early Reading First
-Early Head Start in Lebanon and Lancaster County
-Head Start in Lebanon County
Serving School-Age Learners
-Hearing Impaired Support
-Life Skills Support
-Multiple Disabilities Support
-Nonpublic School Services
Serving Adult Learners
-Adult Basic and Literacy Education (General Education Development, English as a Second Language, Family Literacy, and Adult Basic Education)
Partners in Supporting Education
IU13 provides many opportunities for educators and administrators to network, share ideas, and access resources to assist them in serving learners. The following groups, services and facilities are available:
-Curriculum Coordinators Meetings
-The Conference and Training Center at IU13
-Reinventing Learning Showcase (highlights current educational topics)
-Public Relations Consortium
-Lancaster-Lebanon Association of School Business Officials
-Lancaster-Lebanon Principals' Association
-New District School Board Member Orientation
-Personnel Directors Meetings
-Superintendents' Advisory Council
-Special Education Coordinators Meetings
-Technology and Media Coordinators Meetings
The Conference and Training Center at IU13 is available for business seminars, trainings and conferences. The ten-room facility can accommodate groups from 25-450 people. The facility offers state-of-the-art technology and AV equipment, WiFi, on-site catering and cafeteria, and ample, well-lit parking. Contact the Conference Center Services Representative at (717) 606-1634.
Community Education Unit provides services to support Adult Basic and Literacy Education, such as General Education Development, English as a Second Language, Family literacy, and Adult Basic Education.
Early Intervention Unit provides services for young children, three years to school age, who have developmental delays such as: learning deficiencies, physical disabilities, vision and /or hearing problems, speech and language difficulties and behavioral or emotional disabilities.
Human Resources Services provides district consortium efforts and initiatives including emergency substitute training and placement, and the coordination of an online recruitment/application system.
Instructional Services offers programs to upgrade professional skills of teachers and administrators, improve school curriculum, and distribute and recommend instructional materials.
Special Education Services provides special education services to students age 2-21 years, parents and school districts with a focus on individual student progress and successful transition to life after school.
Technology Services provides administrative and educational technology, training and consulting services including discount software sales, Internet services, technology repair and network infrastructure.
||Lancaster||Lancaster-Lebanon IU13||Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13|
|Lifesteps - Transition…The Next Step||A program designed for high school students and young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, including autism, to prepare them to work and live as independently as possible. Techniques and tools such as technology, simulation, hands-on practice, visual aids and individual, group and community based instruction are used to ensure each student walks away with knowledge gained. Further Education and Training Opportunities; Independent Living Skills; and Vocational and Supported Employment Training.||Butler||Lifesteps - Transition Services||Lifesteps|
|LIU 12, Franklin Learning Center||The Franklin Learning Center is a public school facility that provides special education services to students with special needs. The school is jointly owned and operated by the Chambersburg, Fannett-Metal, Greencastle-Antrim, Tuscarora, and Waynesboro School Districts of Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
Through the leadership and administration of Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12, the Franklin Learning Center serves students aged 3-21 with a free and appropriate public education according to state and federal regulations in the following programs:
• Autistic Support
• Behavioral Intervention Support
• Life Skills Support
• Multiple Disabilities Support
• Preschool Educational-based support
Therapy expertise is available for the student population in several areas:
• Assistive Technology
• Blind/Visually Impaired Support
• Deaf/Hard of Hearing Support
• English as Second Language (CASD)
• Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy
• Psychological Services
• Speech Therapy
• Work Experience
• Transition Coordination
In addition, many adaptive and unique learning innovations are incorporated into daily instruction such as:
• Adaptive Art Education
• Adaptive Music Appreciation
• Aquatics and Adaptive Physical Education
• Independent Living Skills
• Kitchen Laboratory
• Pre-Vocational Skills Laboratory
• Sensory Garden
• Sensory Room
• Transition/Community-Based Instruction
||Franklin||Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 (LIU12), Franklin County||Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12|
|LIU12, York Learning Center||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 students with disabilities, including:
•Autistic Support- Students diagnosed with autism-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 (LIU12), York County||Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12|
|LVCIL (Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living)||The only organization in the Lehigh Valley dedicated to assisting persons with all types of disabilities. Provides community outreach and education, independent living skills, information on adaptive technologies/equipment, advocacy, information and referral, peer support, sign language interpreter referral service and specialized housing search and support. Provides information on programs that will pay for home modifications (to increase accessibility).
Connect individuals with disabilities who are homeless to shelters
||Lehigh||LVCIL (Lehigh Valley Center For Independent Living)||LVCIL (Lehigh Valley Center For Independent Living)|
|Merakey Innovative Care and Education Solutions (Stepping Stones) - Chambersburg||The NHS School Chambersburg provides educational programming in full-time Autistic Support and full-time Emotional Support classrooms to students ages 5 through 21. A Pennsylvania certified special education teacher and a highly qualified classroom aide lead instruction in each classroom where a low student-to-staff ratio is maintained at all times. Verbal behavior, applied behavior analysis, individualized programming, speech therapy, and occupational therapy services are provided in our school. Cognitive behavioral interventions and therapeutic instruction guided by a Masters-Level Clinical Specialist enhance our Emotional Support program. Our school works in collaboration with local school districts and community providers to offer individualized and quality education for each student.||Franklin||Merakey Innovative Care and Education Solutions - Franklin & Fulton; Chambersburg||Merakey Innovative Care and Education Solutions|
|PaTTAN - SecondaryTransition.org||Online guide to secondary transition resources for youth and young adults with disabilities. Website provides information to facilitate young people's progress toward the attainment of post-secondary goals related to education, employment, and community living.||Dauphin||Bureau of Special Education||Pennsylvania Department of Education|
|Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom||Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom provides a business directed training resulting in competitive employment for people with disabilities.
Project for Freedom is a 10-week training program followed by a 2-week job shadow/internship experience. The training is focused on beginner to intermediate level computer skills, call center support, job search and professional skills. Students are evaluated for employment opportunities based on both hard skills related to their potential profession and soft skills such as communication, interpersonal skills, work ethic, and leadership. The purpose of this program is placement in unsupported competitive employment.
- Learn valuable customer service skills (NO collections/telemarketing), Windows 7, Microsoft Office, computer security and more.
- Develop soft skills for workplace success: critical thinking, problem solving, communication, attitude, teamwork and ethics.
- Gain job hunting skills, develop a resume, polish interviewing and public speaking skills.
- Discuss employment goals and opportunities, and meet with our corporate partners for possible recruitment.
|Allegheny||Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom||Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania - Sharpsburg|
|Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom - Young Adult Summer Program||Project for Freedom's Young Adult Summer Program is a 2-week summer program for 11th and 12th grade students and recent high school graduates with disabilities that focuses on the soft skills–communication skills, interpersonal skills, decision making skills, and lifelong learning skills–necessary for the workplace. Focus will be on job readiness, employment goals, employment opportunities and strategies for success. By the end of the program students will have an awareness of what it takes to be employed, prepare the necessary tools to search for employment, and will effectively present at an interview.
Material will be based on “Skills to Pay the Bills” curriculum developed by the Department of Labor specifically for individuals with disabilities. It will be presented in an interactive workshop environment that encourages workplace best practices. The Instructor will monitor progress. Strategies will be developed for improvement and students will leave with the start of an employment plan. Pre and post assessments will measure progress.
This program will be the start for continuing education in this critical area of transition from school to work. Make sure your student is prepared for employment. Be a part of this exciting program.||Allegheny||Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom||Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania - Sharpsburg|
|Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29||Coordinates services for Schuylkill County Schools. Services include special education, vocational education and defined mandated services including Continuing Education, Curriculum Services, Instructional Materials Services, Educational Planning, Pupil Personnel Services, and Federal and State Liaison responsibilities.||Schuylkill||Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29||Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29|
|Spectra Support Services, LLC - On - Site Skill - Building and Therapy Groups -Broomall||Offering an array of both skill-building and therapy groups that address the underlying challenges that teens with disabilities face when they begin to embark on a career path and work toward independent living. Skills sessions focus on such "soft skills" as communication, self-management, self-regulation/anxiety management, and much more. In addition, we offer actual therapy groups for particular populations/ areas of need.||Delaware||Spectra Support Services, LLC - Broomall||Spectra Support Services, LLC |
|Spectra Support Services, LLC - Transition Planning - Broomall||Working with families, school districts, and agencies to generate person-centered transition plans that address the unique needs of teens of all abilities. Whether you are looking for an transition plan for an IEP or a more formal plan following a model such as PATH or MAPs, our trained staff can develop one to meet your needs. With a particular expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorders & ADHD, our staff pride themselves on integrating the individuals strengths with the areas of weakness that will impact their college and/or career readiness.||Delaware||Spectra Support Services, LLC - Broomall||Spectra Support Services, LLC |
|The Woodlands - Camp Bloom||The Woodlands is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults with disability and chronic illness. Using its fully accessible and barrier-free facilities, the Woodlands' programs enable participants to experience social, cultural, environmental, recreational and spiritual growth.
Camp Bloom is a 5-day, overnight, summer camp program for adolescents with and without disabilities, focusing on transition skills, social skills, communication skills, and peer interaction through sports, recreation, nutrition, and leadership activities. The program focuses on the development of transition skills and healthy lifestyles designed to develop the self-determination, empowerment, overall health and leadership for adolescents in transition.
The 32-acre site features: an indoor heated pool, 48-bed lodge, dining hall, creative arts and computer center, activity center, camping area, sports court, nature trail, amphitheater, and a par-3 adapted golf course.
Woodlands Programming focus on the following:
Socialization: To provide opportunities to increase peer socialization and utilization of social skills for healthy relationships through recreational experiences.
Independence: To provide opportunities to increase independence with self-care through practiving activities of daily living in a supported environment.
Recreation: To provide opportunities to increase participation in adapted recreational activities in a group environment.
Self-Perception: To provide opportunities to improve self-perception through positive recreational experiences.
Health/Wellness: To provide opportunities to increase physical fitness through adapted physical activity and healthy cooking activities.||Allegheny||Summer Programs||Summer Programs|
|Youth Services||Provides youth out of school with pre-employment activities, community work assessment, benefits counseling, job placement, job coaching, follow-up.||Dover, Delaware Office (AHEDD)||AHEDD|
|Youth Services||Provides youth out of school with pre-employment activities, community work assessment, benefits counseling, job placement, job coaching, follow-up.||Cumberland||Harrisburg Office (AHEDD)||AHEDD|
|Youth Services||Provides youth out of school with pre-employment activities, community work assessment, benefits counseling, job placement, job coaching, follow-up.||Cumberland||*Main Site (Administrative Office) (AHEDD)||AHEDD|
|Youth Services||Provides youth out of school with pre-employment activities, community work assessment, benefits counseling, job placement, job coaching, follow-up.||Allegheny||Pittsburgh Office (AHEDD)||AHEDD|