Special Education and Support Services

The AIU Special Education Department's programs and services are available to the 42 school districts in Allegheny County.  These programs and services support districts in meeting the changing needs of their students with disabilities.  The special education staff includes Special Education Supervisors, psychologists, teachers, clinicians and paraprofessionals who provide educational services tailored to match district requests.  School districts contracting with the Special Education Department for direct program operation receive administration and supervision as part of the service package.

The Special Education Department can provide programs and/or services for students in your district that require Autistic Support, Emotional Support, Learning Support, Life Skills Support, Multi-disabilities Support and Physical Support.

For those students whose educational needs require Center-based services, the AIU offers the Mon Valley School (in the Southern Region), The Pathfinder School (in the Southwestern Region) and Sunrise School (in the Southeastern Region). Our centers are dedicated to providing a safe, secure, yet challenging environment that facilitates the development of critical skills and the academic, social and vocational development that support successful school to adult life transition.

Support Programs

Support Services

  • ACCESS Program   
  • Data Collection & Reporting System for Special Education  
  • Equitable Participation    
  • Local Task Force:
     Nomination - Scott E. Folmer Awards: The Local Task Force on the Right to Education (LTF3) is proud to sponsor the Scott E. Folmer Memorial Student, Teacher and Exemplary Practice or Partnering (STEPP) Awards which recognize the outstanding support of children receiving special education services. Awards will honor a student, staff member and school/school district. This is the perfect opportunity for you to recognize someone who provides exemplary support to children receiving special education services. If you know of another person who might be interested in submitting a nomination, please pass this information along.You may complete the online nomination form by clicking the link located on the LTF3 homepage (http://www.ltf3.org). Nominations must be received by Friday, March 18, 2016. Please feel free to contact me via e-mail (pjwuenstel@yahoo.com), should you have any questions.  Thank you! Susan Wuenstel, LTF3 co-chairperson
  • Special Education Supervisory Services 

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