DCIU Teacher Joe Cancila is pictured in the bakery department of Giant Supermarket with students Ishmael and Virginia.
My ‘meaningful day’ spent exploring Delco Intermediate Unit's OPTIONS
Published: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 •
Ridley Town Talk
Article and Photos by Peg DeGrassa
Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) recently invited me to check out their innovative and successful OPTIONS transition program for older students, ages 17-21. The program offers students with special needs a unique alternative to the traditional classroom or school building by giving them hands-on learning of real life skills. Through its OPTIONS program, the IU oversees four apartments in Delaware County where students can spend time and learn practical skills to prepare them for adulthood and the outside world. During their school week, the students spend some time at the apartments, some time out in the community and some time at on-the-jobsite training.
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.
Delaware County Intermediate Unit #25
Education Service Center
200 Yale Avenue, Morton, PA 19070