OPTIONS Student/Parent Handbook 2019-2020

  • DCIU OPTIONS – Organized Procedures Toward Integrated Outcomes In Natural Settings
    200 Yale Ave., Morton, Pa 19070  |  610-938-9000 ext. 2317

    The OPTIONS handbook is written for the students and parents of the Delaware County Intermediate Unit Education Center (DCIU Education Center). It is a quick reference for important school information and is current at the time of publication. At times there may be changes to policies and procedures that occur after publication and distribution. We will make every effort to provide notice of any changes that may occur during the school year. We welcome any comments or suggestions for additional information you would find useful.

OPTIONS Values

  • Mission
    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. 

    Beliefs

    • We believe in our commitment to provide diverse and flexible educational programs and services within a safe environment by fostering the development of learning communities of integrity and excellence.
    • We pledge to promote forward thinking, creativity, partnerships, and to encourage positive change.
    • We will seek to maintain our entrepreneurial spirit while developing meaningful goals that indicate the success of our mission.  

    Vision

    DCIU empowers partnerships that Drive, Create, Inspire, and Understand excellence in education.

    • Drives strategic forward movement
    • Creates dynamic innovative solutions
    • Inspires limitless possibilities
    • Understands challenges and aspirations 

    OPTIONS Philosphy

    • We welcome your child to DCIU OPTIONS Transition Services. Transition has been defined as a process involving “a change in status from behaving primarily as a student to assuming emergent independent roles in the community.” OPTIONS is a person-centered program providing opportunities in the community for students to develop the necessary skills, habits, and attitudes for employment, travel, daily living skills and recreation and leisure skills. All referrals to OPTIONS are made through the Director of Special Education or Pupil Services when a student’s IEP team believes he or she is prepared to participate in transition services offered at the Intermediate Unit. All placements are individualized and based on each student’s current needs and goals.
    • OPTIONS staff is available to attend all assessment (ER) and planning (IEP) activities. The staff wants to work with both you and your child’s current school program. As a team, we can help assess the content, direction and appropriateness of transition services for your child.