- Chester County Intermediate Unit
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P of Services A to Z
The parent mentor provides direct support to parents, students, and school districts in a variety of ways. A few of the services provided by the parent mentor include, but are not limited to:
- Parent consultation on special education regulation and rights
- Training and support for parent networks
- Consultation and training on IEP meetings, 504 service agreements, and functional behavior assessments
- Assistance with effective home-school partnerships
- Customized training for parents and educators
Innovative Educational Services484-237-5091
CCIU offers its facilities as a downlink site for PaTTAN videoconferences, teleconferences, and webinars that are broadcast across the state. Participants can sign up on PaTTAN’s Web site to attend a broadcast that is being shown via CCIU. PaTTAN can be accessed at: https://www.pattan.net/
Personal Care Assistants (PCA)
Supervisor of Clinical Services
A personal care assistant is a trained paraprofessional who provides direct services to individuals with disabilities. The primary responsibilities of a PCA include assistance with activities of daily living, implementation of behavior programming and facilitation of IEP goals along with data collection.
Practical Nursing Program
The Practical Nursing Program is a post-secondary program that prepares students for the NCLEX-PN licensing exam.
This program includes 1,635 hours of instruction for students who have graduated from high school or completed their GED and who meet the minimum standard for admission on a nursing entrance test. The program has an excellent reputation throughout the county and consistently boasts 95% job placement for graduates seeking employment and first-time pass rates consistently exceed the state and national averages.
The Practical Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
Preschool Special Education Services
Assistant Director, Student Services
Preschool special education services are provided to eligible students aged 3 to the age of beginners in all 12 school districts in Chester County. Services are provided in typical preschools, Head Start, Preschool Special Education classrooms, homes and daycares.
Preschool Special Education services provide learning experiences for children who have been identified as having special needs. Services are provided in the areas of speech and language, cognition, social behavior, and fine and gross motor skills. Classroom instruction, itinerant services and related services are provided based on a child’s Individualized Education Plan.
Services are provided to support parents and families based on identified needs. These supports include parent training, workshops and visits to the home and preschool where accommodations and modifications are suggested, including visuals and behavior strategies.
The Preschool Special Education program collaborates with the birth to three providers to ensure a smooth transition to CCIU services by a child’s third birthday. Transition plans are also developed to ensure a successful transition to school age programming.
The primary goal is to provide a continuum of high quality developmentally appropriate, data-driven individualized educational program to eligible young children in least-restrictive environment. These services are intended to reduce a need for future intervention, foster independence and empower families to enhance their child's learning. Please see our Preschool Special Education Services page for more information.
Supervisor, Non-Public School Services484-237-5060
This program provides education and training for adjudicated youth at the Chester County Prison.
Professional Learning Consultants
Consultants provide high quality, job-specific professional learning in areas where specialized training may not be available. These areas include, but are not limited to, science, math, literacy, gifted and instructional delivery. In addition, professional development is provided related to improving instructional practices and improving teacher and administrator performance.TaC Supervisor, Innovative Educational Services484-237-5034
Supervisor, Special Education484-237-5212Supervisor, Special Education
Project SEARCH at Phoenixville Hospital is a collaborative project funded by the PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) in conjunction with Phoenixville Hospital and KenCrest Services that provides students with a one-year, employment-focused transition program.
Students who are OVR-eligible and have completed all credit requirements for graduation by June of the preceding year or who will be in their 13th year or higher during the upcoming school year and are graduating based on IEP goals are eligible for consideration by the SEARCH Selection Committee.
Priority will be given to students from districts and charter schools in geographic proximity to the hospital, which include: Great Valley, Owen J. Roberts and Phoenixville Area. Students from Tredyffrin/Easttown, West Chester Area and Downingtown Area School Districts will also be considered. Students from approved private schools will be considered, but all referrals must come through the student’s district of residence.
Program Development and Support Services
Program Development and Support Coordinator484-237-5017
Program development and support services are coordinated to aid school districts in their efforts to integrate technology into the classroom and provide professional learning events and workshops to all education in Chester County.
Listed below is a sampling of the programs/services provided:
- 24 Challenge Tournament
- Certification and endorsement programs
- Countywide Professional Learning Day
- Middle and high school computer fairs
- Professional Learning events and conferences
- Reading Olympics
- State technology student showcases
- STEM Design Challenge
- STEM Saturdays
- STEM Summer Camp
- Web conferencing services and training
Supervisor, Clinical Treatment Program610-384-7647
Psychiatric consultation services include diagnostic and consultative intervention services for students, aged 3-21 years old, enrolled in regular and/or special education programs. Services are provided by licensed child psychiatrists.
Psychological Counseling and Consultation
Psychological Counseling and Consultation
Supervisor of Special Education484-237-5103
Technical and direct service psychological assistance is offered to districts through a team of highly trained and experienced school psychologists.
School psychological services include diagnostic, consultative, intervention and support services for students, aged 3-21 years old, who are enrolled in regular and special education programs. Services are provided to both public and non-public schools.
School psychological services may include participation in multidisciplinary evaluations, special education program planning and provision, as well as direct intervention when education plans require the provision of related psychological services or behavioral support.
- Additional on-site school psychologists to assist with case management and overflow evaluations
- Direct training to district psychologists and IEP teams in effective use of intervention development based on assessment results/evaluation recommendations
- Direct service psychological counseling
- School neuro-psychoeducational evaluations and consultation
- Peer consultation for assessment battery development
- Professional development
- Lending library of assessments
- Direct intervention in cases requiring emergency psychological services
- In-service training programs for professional and paraprofessional staff
- Specialized evaluations for low incidence populations
Director of Public Relations484-237-5171
The Public Relations department is available to assist school districts in developing and implementing plans, projects and programs that enhance internal and external communications. Consulting services are available for special events planning. In addition, the public relations department provides production services including:
- Graphic design
- Desktop publishing
- Web design services
- Kids News