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

Twitter @AGSD_PupilServ

Annual Notice of Special Education Services

Annual Notice of Special Education Services

Annual Notice of Special Education Services - Spanish

PDE Age-Out Policy Update - Effective 8/30/2023

Revised Eligibility Policy

Amended Age-Out Policy

PDE Notice Letter

**In summary, PDE has concluded that all students entitled to FAPE and all rights and procedural safeguards under Individual with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and Chapter 14 of Title 22 of the Pennsylvania School Code may remain enrolled in public school until the day before their 22nd birthday.

Upcoming Events

Special Education College Fair

Join us at Avon Grove High School from 5:45 - 8:00 p.m. on October 10th for our College Fair. Colleges will share about inclusive post secondary opportunities for students with intensive needs!

If you have any questions, please contact Transition Coordinator, Christa Schoen at cschoen@avongrove.org.