Special Education at the BVIU


For over forty years, the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit has built a strong reputation for providing premiere programs and services for students with disabilities.  The BVIU works in partnership with the fourteen school districts and three charter schools in Beaver County to provide a continuum of special education supports and services for students with disabilities.  We strive to offer these services in the Least Restrictive Environment. 

 

As the designated provider of specialized services for all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of three and five, the Intermediate Unit serves as the school district for more than 2500 children and families each year. Together with the early childhood providers in the county, our Early Childhood Services Program is dedicated to the provision of developmentally appropriate services and practices to enable young children to enjoy optimal cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth and development. - See more at: http://www.bucksiu.org/Page/1064#sthash.oJHtnuxm.dpuf

As the designated provider of specialized services for all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of three and five, the Intermediate Unit serves as the school district for more than 2500 children and families each year. Together with the early childhood providers in the county, our Early Childhood Services Program is dedicated to the provision of developmentally appropriate services and practices to enable young children to enjoy optimal cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth and development. - See more at: http://www.bucksiu.org/Page/1064#sthash.oJHtnuxm.dpuf

 The BVIU is also the designated provider of specialized services for all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of three and five.  Together with the early childhood providers in the county, our Early Intervention Services program is dedicated to the provision of developmentally appropriate services and practices to enable young children to enjoy optimal cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth and development. 

The Special Education Department can provide programs and services for students that require Autistic Support, Emotional Support, Learning Support, Life Skills Support, Multiple Disabilities Support, and Physical Support.  For students whose educational needs require center-based services, the BVIU offers New Horizon School.  Students from all fourteen school districts and surrounding communities attend New Horizon School, located in Brighton Township.  The school adheres to the PA Common Core Standards and all teachers and paraprofessional are highly qualified.  The staff is dedicated to providing a safe, secure, yet challenging environment that facilitates the development of critical skills and the academic, social, and vocational development that support the successful transition from school to adult life.

 Training and Consultation (TaC) services are also offered to all school entities in Beaver County in partnership with The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Asistance Network (PaTTAN) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education. 

 
 
Contact Information 
First Name Last Name Title Phone Email
Kim Biskup Records Clerk 724-774-7800 x. 3003 kab@bviu.org
Lisa Brinkley Secretary for TaC Staff 724-774-7800 x. 3001 lbrinkley@bviu.org
Marcie Fleming Secretary, New Horizon School 724-728-3730 x. 106 mfleming@bviu.org
Lori Murtha Supervisor of Special Classes 724-728-3730 x.102 lam@bviu.org
Melissa Neidbala Supervisor 724-728-3730 x. 100 man@bviu.org
Michelle Presutti Secretary for Early Intervention 724-728-3730 x. 103 mpresutti@bviu.org
Pam Stiffey Secretary to the Director of Special Education 724-774-7800 x.3002 pss@bviu.org
Regan Weldon Director of Special Education 724-774-7800 x.3007 raw@bviu.org
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