The Special Education Department provides services and programs to meet the needs of its twenty member school districts as well as two area charter schools. These may be directly operated by the Intermediate Unit or may supplement existing district-operated special education programs.
Programs and services directly operated by the Intermediate Unit on a fee-for-service basis that includes all of the following:
- Emotional Support
- Autistic Support
- Life Skills Support
- Multiple Disabilities Support
- Transition Programs
- Teachers of the Hearing Impaired
- Teachers of the Visually Impaired
- Orientation and Mobility
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Social Work
- Psychological Services
- Supervision/Technical Assistance
- Child Accounting
The Intermediate Unit acts as the Local Education Agency (LEA) to provide Preschool Early Intervention programs and services directly to eligible preschool children ages 3 to 5 years funded via state and federal funding. Services include center based early intervention classrooms, language groups, itinerant teacher support, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, teachers of the hearing and visually impaired, orientation and mobility, service coordination, and transition to school age services.
The Intermediate Unit also provides Child Find Services ages 3-21, Training and Consultation Services, Child Accounting Services and The Right to Education Local Task Force 19.