Special Education Services

  • Serving Every Learner

    For more than 50 years, the AIU has offered a variety of unique, child-focused special education services for students with special needs. Our caring staff of highly-qualified teachers and therapists foster students' success by tailoring services to meet each student's individualized needs. We serve students ages 3 to 21-years-old with a variety of multiple and complex needs who live in Allegheny County and surrounding Pittsburgh communities. 

  • Student receives instruction at Sunrise School Food Service Program

    Special Education Schools

    The AIU operates three schools for children with multiple and complex needs that foster the growth of academic, social and employment skills needed for independence. 

  • Student with teacher in pool at Pathfinder School

    Special Education Supports

    Providing a variety of special education supports and services to students throughout Allegheny County.


  • A Preschool teacher working with a student.

    Preschool Early Intervention

    Providing a broad array of special education services for 3-to-5-year-olds who are experiencing developmental delays or disabilities.

  • Collage of the Pathfinder Learning Garden

    Administrative Support Services

    Solely for public school administrators, these additional services help our clients efficiently operate their unique special education programs.