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What is DART?

  • DART Preschool Early Intervention 

    Serves eligible children in Allegheny County, ages 3-5, who are experiencing developmental delays or disabilities.

    • Free screenings/evaluations to identify your child's needs in communication, adaptive, cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, personal/social areas

    • Free early intervention services, at no cost to parents

    • Developmental, speech/language, occupational therapy, physical therapy, vision, hearing, and family services

    • Highly qualified staff of special educators, therapists, and paraprofessionals

    Eligibility

    • Children must be 3-5 years old and demonstrate a delay in developmental areas (communication, adaptive, cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, personal/social) on a standardized assessment.

    Service Delivery

    • Services are provided in the least restrictive environment.

    • Itinerant services are provided in a child’s preschool, child care, Head Start classroom, Pre-K Counts classroom, or home.

    • Preschool special education classrooms are provided in school district or church buildings. 

     

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    DISCOVERY

    Screenings for hearing, vision,
    communication, adaptive, fine
    motor, gross motor,
    personal/
    social, and cognitive skills

     

    ASSESSMENT

    In-depth assessment for children 
    whose screening results indicate 
    a need or concern in any 
    developmental area

    REFERRAL

    Referrals to appropriate agencies
    within the community, including
    the Allegheny Intermediate Unit,
    for children with special needs

     

    TRACKING

    Progress tracking for children
    with special needs to ensure
    continuity of service

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and student who are 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records. Click the links below for more information.