A of Services A to Z

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Action Science Kits (Project ASK) 
Supervisor, Non-Public School Services
484-237-5060

This service provides training for, and loan of, elementary science kits for teachers. The kits contain lesson plans and all the materials and assessments for teaching science units in K-8 classrooms.
 
Administrator on Assignment Program
        Jacalyn Auris, Ed.D 
         Director of Student Services
         484-237-5039 

The Administrator on Assignment provides skilled administrative supports to LEA’s in need of technical assistance to both elementary and secondary level special education programs.  These programs may be administered and staffed by either intermediate or school district personnel.  A collaborative consultation model of delivery is used.

Program Features:

  • - Experienced educators
  • - Collaborative direct service model
  • - Specialized and individualized administrative support
  • - Technical support in areas of need including special education supervisors, directors, and principals. These services are designed to offer LEA emergency, interim, or long-term support in areas of need.
Adult Education 
         Andrea Vaughn
         Project Manager
         484-237-5106
 
Education in the areas of STEM, Skilled Trades and the Arts are available to adults in the surrounding areas. Adult education programs are customized to meet the needs of the learner and their training goals. Educational programs are available both day and night.  
 
Aspire Program
         Laurie Masino                             
         Supervisor, Special Education        
         484-237-5140                              
 
         Lisa Tzanakis 
         Supervisor, Special Education 
         484-237-5212    
         
The Aspire program provides students, ages 17-20, with the opportunity to participate in a college campus experience, and to develop social, academic and emotional skills to be successful. Strategies for coping with stressful environments and situations will be reviewed and practiced on an individual basis. In addition, the program focuses on helping students understand expectations for safety related to independent living, on-campus housing (summer program) and accessing the community.
 
Students will work on developing executive function skills including time management, organization and planning of assignments. In addition to academic support and instruction, students will participate in community-based activities that support social skill development through modeling and guided practice.  
 
Assessment, School-Based Support & Interventions for Students with Tic Disorders (ASSIST)
Dustin Polis, Ph.D. BCBA-D
Supervisor of Clinical Services
484-237-5457
 
ASSIST is the first assessment and intervention program designed for students who exhibit symptoms of Tourette Syndrome or related tic disorders. 
 
Utilizing proven research-based evaluation and intervention strategies, ASSIST works with students in their school environment to decrease tic symptoms and improve overall function and quality of life.
 
Developed through a collaboration of experts from the University of Pennsylvania, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Chester County Intermediate Unit, ASSIST consists of two core services: a comprehensive clinical assessment and an evidence-based treatment plan.  
 
Attend Program
Dustin Polis, Ph.D. BCBA-D
Supervisor of Clinical Services
484-237-5457

The Attend Program is a comprehensive, evidence-based program that assesses, diagnoses and treats children with school refusal behavior and related behavior anxiety problems.

The focus of this program is to identify school refusal behavior early and provide targeted interventions to improve school attendance and develop the necessary coping and replacement skills. 

Services include comprehensive evaluation, determination of the function of the behavior, treatment within the home and/or school setting and facilitation of team communication. 
 
Autism Support 
Child Development Center Contact:
Principal
610-383-7400
 
 
Cross District Contact:
Supervisor, Special Education
484-237-5212
 
 
Preschool Special Education Contact:
Supervisor, Special Education
484-237-5223
 
The autism support classroom programs provide academic, social, language and developmental and behavioral support services to students diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Students receive individual and/or small-group instruction in the following areas:
   
      • Communication skills
      • Enhanced interpersonal relationships
      • Inclusionary programming
      • Integrated, district-based curriculum
      • Multisensory approaches
      • Pragmatic language skills
      • Social and behavioral skills
      • Verbal behavior
 
The primary goal of the program is to promote interpersonal, prosocial, and communication skills while maintaining appropriate academic advancement. Health and support services provided in the basic program include:

      • Parent education
      • Positive behavior support
 
Autism Support: Community-Based Program - Communities Helping Adolescents with Autism Make Progress (CHAAMP)
Supervisor, Special Education
610-518-6862


The Autism Support: Community-Based program allows students with autism to use the community as their classroom in order to transition them from school to adult life. The program teaches adolescents on the autism spectrum with the skills necessary to lead an independent life including developing a positive work ethic, developing communication and social skills, increasing ability to navigate the community and other learning experiences that assist students with functioning independently in society.  

 
 
 
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