• Intensive Learning Support (ILS) program 



    The Intensive Learning Support (ILS) program is a collaborative effort between DCIU Special Programs and the Delaware County Technical Schools located at the Aston and Folcroft Technical Schools campuses. The program serves students ages 15 - 21 whose needs require a curriculum focused on teaching skills that help support a seamless transition to post-secondary living, employment and/or education. It is a full time or part time program designed to provide activities across content areas that align with the students' post-secondary goals, further career development knowledge, develop functional academic, employability, work and social skills, and develop functional life skills necessary for independent or supervised living.
    During the school day, there are opportunities to develop work skills through job shadowing or school jobs within in the building such as office work or building maintenance. Students develop career knowledge knowledge through visitations and exploration of career and technical education (CTE) programs. With the support of the ILS staff, students have the opportunity to further develop and practice skills through full enrollment in a Delaware County Technical School program or DCIU Options program. In addition, the Intensive Learning Support staff coordinates and collaborates with staff in all programs and agencies providing education and services to their students in order to facilitate a successful educational experience.


    Linda Lomas, Supervisor – 610-583-7620 Ext. 290 or llomas@dciu.org