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Special Education

A-C Valley Special Education

Welcome to the A-C Valley School District Special Education Information Page.  
At A-C Valley School District, the Special Education Department is charged with providing support services and education to students who have learning disabilities or exceptional cognitive or physical needs.  Many of these students are eligible for services through either a 504 Plan or Individualized Education Program (IEP).  Services are delivered to students from infancy to age 21 through early childhood education/intervention service programs outside of the district or through one or more of the following programs provided directly through the district or in partnership with the Riverview Intermediate Unit:
  • Specialized Academic Instruction
  • Speech-Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Therapy for the Visual or Hearing Impaired
  • Assistive Technology
  • Mental Health Services 
  • Behavior Intervention and Assessment
  • Career and Transition Services
  • Life Skills Education Programming 
  • Autism Support Programming 
  • Sensory Room for Sensory Processing Disorder
At our core is the belief that every student deserves recognition, attention, respect, and a rigorous program that supports both growth and high academic achievement.  It is our mission to work with the staff, students, families, and the community to ensure that all children are embraced, supported, and cared for.  
Contact Information
Dr. Brandon M. Maines, Ed.D., B.C.S.E. 
Director of Special Education
Ext: 1114

Mrs. Anna Smith, Ed.S., NCSP
School Psychologist
Ext: 1105

Mrs. Elisabeth Regester
Administrative Assistant 
Department of Special Education 
Ext: 1100
Child Find Notices

Annual Public Notice of Gifted Education Services / Child Find

Procedural SafeGuard Notice - Parent/Guardian Rights Pertaining to Special Education
IEP vs. 504

Special Education Plan 2021-2024

Special Education Plan 2024-2027

21-22 Annual Public Notice

Educational Decision Makers and Surrogate Parents in PA

Right to Special Education

PaTTAN Surrogate Guidelines

COVID-19 Delivery of Instruction - Special Education

The area of special education presents a unique scenario for those students who depend on those services to be successful in school and to grow as a learner.   The following matrix is modeled after the previous version you have received regarding the three instructional delivery options being offered this year by the district. This version has been designed to explain what special education services look like in each learning environment.