Programming for Low Incidence
Students at DCIU
The Autistic Support Program serves students diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Currently 70 students are served in the autistic support center-based classrooms located at the Marple Education Center. This program provides appropriate academic services and supports as defined in the student's Individual Education Plan (IEP), behavioral support services, psychological and social work services. Some students may transition to a less restrictive class within a typical school setting located at Ithan Elementary School, Springton Lake Middle School, or Penncrest High School before returning to their home school. Students 14 years of age and older receive transition services according to their IEP. This program, in collaboration with the Options Program, provides pre-vocational training, and supported and paid employment opportunities. Read more...
DCIU Mission Statement
The mission of the Delaware County Intermediate Unit, a regional educational service agency, is to provide leadership in the development and delivery of quality, cost-effective programs and services to school communities.