Special Needs Education & Schools
Allegheny Valley School provides a comprehensive life-care environment for persons with mental retardation at multiple facilities throughout Pennsylvania.
This unique 15,000 square foot play center in Braddock is open to ALL families. In addition, they offer several programs specifically for families with special needs children.
A school "where deaf children learn to speak." DePaul School for Hearing and Speech, located in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, is one of only 26 schools in the country that employ an aural/oral method of education.
A private, non-profit organization that provides comprehensive early intervention services to infants, toddlers, preschool children and families in Allegheny County.
Offers comprehensive rehabilitative services through Baby Steps (age birth to 3); School Program (age 2-8); nursery school speech, language, hearing, and tympanometric screening (preschool age); and vocational rehabilitation, sheltered employment program, and competitive employment program (age 18 and older).
The ILA helps children and adults overcome serious cognitive and learning disorders through the use of an innovative European technique called the Bellefonds Method™. Located close to downtown Pittsburgh on Ohio River Blvd.
Unique wilderness program provides year-round, residential therapeutic services to adolescent boys between 10 and 16 years of age who have severe emotional and behavioral problems. Located in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, about an hour south of Pittsburgh. In PDF format.
Program provides individualized treatment as an alternative to institutional placement or psychiatric hospitalization. Services include in-home, treatment foster care, and residential placement. Numerous locations across western Pennsylvania.
Located in Oakland on a five and one half acre campus, the WPSBC accepts students between the ages of 2 and 21.
This school, located in the Edgewood/Swissvale area of Pittsburgh, offers a wide variety of educational, vocational and fine arts programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing children from infants through age 21.