As provided by 22 Pa. Code §14.131 and 34 CFR §300.320, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team must begin transition planning for each student who is 14 years of age or older. Transition services must be a component described as part of the IEP. Pursuant to 34 CFR §300.43(2), transition services are based on the individual child’s needs, taking into account the child’s strengths, preferences, and interests, and includes: instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and if appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills, and provision of a functional vocational evaluation.
Allegheny County Human Services - Find information about mental health (MH), drug and alcohol (D&A), intellectual disability (ID), Justice Related Services (JRS) and others.
ASERT (Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training)- A statewide initiative funded by the Bureau of Autism Services (BAS), Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), PA Department of Human Services. ASERT is a key component of the BAS’s strategy for supporting individuals with autism and their families throughout the commonwealth.Office of Developmental Programs (ODP)- The mission of the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is to support Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities and their families to achieve greater independence, choice and opportunity in their lives. This resource center is the home for ODP’s training, communications, and informational resources. For information on regulations, ODP Bulletins, licensing and the Department of Human Services, visit the website.
PA Secondary Transition Guide for Parents and Students- This website, which is continually updated, provides youth, young adults, parents, and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals related to education, employment, and community living.
PATTAN: What is Secondary Transition- Secondary Transition is the process students go through as they bridge the gap from high school to beyond school-age years. The Secondary Transition process helps students and their families plan for an appropriate and realistic life after high school in a coordinated way.
Voter Registration Information- In Pennsylvania, as in most other states, you must register before you can vote. The laws establish certain qualifications for voting (for example, you must be at least 18 on the day of the next election, and you must reside in the district where you vote), and registration ensures that only qualified persons are allowed to vote.
If you are aware of any community events or acitivites that you would like to share with our community, please contact the Special Education Office by calling 724-274-5300, option 3, option 3