The CCIU administers approximately 25% of the special education services offered in Chester County and serves nearly 3500 students from 3 through 21 years of age.
Seventy-five percent of these students receive services in school district classrooms; the remainder attend the Child and Career Development Center, the Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine, Pennock's Bridge and Pickering Campuses, a variety of alternative-education programs, and a variety of treatment specific special education programs.
Special Education Health and Safety Plan
Each school entity must create a Health and Safety Plan, which will serve as the local guidelines for all instructional and non-instructional school reopening activities. The health and safety guidelines for special education are highlighted in the Phased School Reopening Health and Safety Plan.
Programs and Services
The CCIU provides the following education programs and services for children with disabilities:
- Autism Support
- Autism Support - CATCH Team
- Behavioral & Mental Health Services
- Blind/Visually Impaired Itinerant Services
- Child & Career Development Center
- Community Based Instruction
- Deaf/Hearing Impaired Services
- Preschool Special Education Services
- Psychological Services
- Instruction in the Home
- Interagency Collaboration
- Learning Support Programs
- Life Skills Support
- Multi-Disability Support Programs
- School Psychology Department Lending Library
- Speech/Language Program
- Transition to Adult Life
For more information on special education programs operated by the CCIU, please call 484-237-5057 or 484-237-5122 or email DeafRelay@cciu.org.