Special Education

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.” –Helen Keller

As educational leaders, it is our responsibility to help prepare students for the world outside of Avon Grove School District, not only academically, but emotionally as well. As a team we must provide our students with numerous opportunities to experience beautiful things.

The following are the responsibilities which fall under the Supervisors of Special Education:

Special Education: Guided by PA Chapter 14, students who have qualified for special education, through an Evaluation Report, are supported via specially designed instruction, accommodations and goals which help students develop the needed skills to achieve success. Administrative oversight: Nicole Salvi and Dr. Michael Ubbens, Supervisors of Special Education.

School Psychologists: Our five School Psychologists are PA certified professionals who complete evaluations to qualify students for gifted, Special Education or 504 plans. Our School Psychologists also consult with building administration and school based teams in programming for challenging students.

Related Services: Related Services are those services which are related to a disability or need. The most prevalent related services are Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy but can include a variety of other services.

Parent Engagement Nights: Avon Grove School District and the Department of Pupil Services recognizes and values our partnership with our stakeholders, especially the families of our students.  In an effort to work together as a team we will be hosting a monthly Special Education Parent Engagement night.

If you have any specific questions, please contact:

Michael Ubbens, Ed.D., Supervisor of Special Education
Nicole Salvi, Supervisor of Special Education

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