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School-Based Classes

With classrooms throughout Lancaster and Lebanon county public schools, IU13 provides direct instruction which is well-structured and is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Our teachers and paraeducators have been trained by the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) to provide intervention that is based on data-based decision making and evidence-based instructional practices. In addition, our classrooms are supported by a School Psychologist, School Social Worker, Special Education Consultant and Behavior Consultant (BCBA). 

Itinerant Services

IU13 provides itinerant services for students on the Autism Spectrum with needs in:

  • Social cognition
  • Emotional regulation
  • Problem solving
  • Executive functioning
  • Perspective taking

The services are a combination of direct instruction for the student and consultation services for the school team. View or download more information here.

Center-Based Classes

Autistic Support at Valley Road focuses on meeting students’ behavioral needs while providing individualized academic instruction at the students’ ability levels. With a low student-to-staff ratio (class size ranges from 4-6 students/classroom), this program serves Lancaster and Lebanon county students from kindergarten through age 21 who have struggled in a traditional Autistic Support classroom in the regular public school setting. We have recently opened a hybrid classroom to support those students who benefit from both Autistic Support programming to increase communication and Emotional Support programming to teach and reinforce social skills.

young girl with serious expressionSupport/Related Services

IU13 provides a range of support services for children with disabilities to meet their needs as identified in their individualized education programs (IEP). Learn more here.

Family Supports

A variety of supports are available for families of students who receive Autistic Support services, including:

  • Daily communication logs from school to support the home/school connection
  • IEP progress reports
  • Evening training opportunities about Applied Behavior Analysis and how it is implemented within our programs
  • Scholarship opportunities for parents to attend the Annual National Autism Conference at Penn State University

Autism Solutions

Autism Solutions serves children and adults on the Autism Spectrum and their families through an individualized approach, tailored to each family’s needs. Services include diagnostic evaluations, individual and family therapy, and behavioral consultation. Many services provided by Autism Solutions can be reimbursed by the family’s insurance carrier, per the PA Autism Insurance Act. Learn more here


View a variety of Autism-related resources provided by IU13 Autism Solutions.