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Special Education Programs and Services


Please Note:  All programs and services are at no charge to parents.

The Forbes Road School District currently operates the following programs:

     1. Elementary Learning Support Classrooms

     2. Secondary Learning Support Classrooms

     3. Upper Elementary & Middle School Life Skills Support Classrooms

     4. Speech/Language Support Program

     5. Emotional Support Program

     6. Psychological Services- including psychological counseling services

     7. Transition Program

     8.  Hearing Support Program

Contracted programming through Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 as follows:

     1. Visually Impaired Support

     2.  Autistic Support

     3.  Preschool Programs for Exceptional Students

     4.  Social Work Services

     5.  Assistive Technology Evaluations

     6.  Multi-handicapped Support Classrooms

     7.  Consultation

Contracted through Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11

     1. Occupational Therapy

     2. Physical Therapy

Multi-District Classes

     1.  Life Skills Support 

     2. Extended Families Academy

Out of County Educational Placements
     1.  Meadows

     2.  Abraxis

Examples of Specially Designed Instruction Within the Support Programs

    -Individual Instruction




    -Adapted Testing

    -Adapted Grading

    -Transition Plans


    -Functional Academics -Job Placement

    -Behavior Intervention Plans

    -Graduation Plans


    -Interviews Inter-agency Cooperation

Referrals for possible placement into support programs occur through the individual teacher referral or interested parties in addition to parental request. All procedural safeguards will be considered throughout the referral, placement and programming process.

The goal of the Forbes Road School District is to continue to offer the most appropriate programs within our school district or local area. For more information regarding the referral process and programming for exceptional students you may contact Rebekah Rogers, Director of Special Education at 814-685-3866 ext.1206 or email at .