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Autistic Support Services

An educational program serving students ages 5 through 21 diagnosed primarily with autism in a
center-based environment. Research-based strategies employed include applied behavior analysis strategies, data-based decision making, and positive behavior supports. Secondary students participate in academic, vocational, transition, health, as well as the program’s school store, 85 North Café. The school store provides work experience for our high school students in a supported environment.

The Autistic Support Program provides students with standards-aligned, evidence-based curricula which meet the needs of diverse learners. The curriculum contains differentiated materials to provide a means of access to standards-based instruction for all students with complex needs. Given appropriate materials and adapted methods for instruction, all students participate in rigorous, daily classroom instruction. Through supported levels of instruction, students receive extensive and pervasive support in which increasing participation and independence is the main objective. As students continue to make progress, they may require symbol support and other direct instruction for learning and comprehension. The goal
is to provide an age-respectful, engaging learning environment for all students.

Contact Information

Tracey Wise, M.Ed,  Supervisor 
484-423-7000 ext. 6704  |  twise@dciu.org

Heather Leonardo, Social Worker  
484-423-7000 ext 6706   |   hleonardo@dciu.org

Locations 

Marple Education Center
85 North Malin Road, Broomall, PA 19008

Penncrest High School (Rose Tree Media High School location)
134 Barren Road, Media, 19063

Haverford High School ( Haverford School District Location)
200 Mill Rd Havertown, PA 19083