Special Needs Resources

Resources for Students With Special Needs 

Those students who have been diagnosed with a specific learning disability or have a diagnosis that has impacted their education have unique needs during and after their schooling.

We have included resources here that we hope students and families will find helpful as they navigate through high school and beyond.

Secondary Transition

Designed to be a central information hub for youth and families navigating the transition from secondary education to adult life, this website is organized by secondary transition topics that cover key areas, including post-secondary education and training, employment and  community living.  Information on the website is designed to highlight  important subjects and activities based on a student's age. The website  links to other Pennsylvania agencies and departments that support secondary transition. Materials for youth and families are added to the  web portal frequently, so be sure to add the website to your favorites  and return to the site often! - 


College Support for Students with Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and Other Disabilities

Information for college bound students can be found on this website, including direct links to the offices of disability services at Pennsylvania Colleges and direct links to the counseling support services at these institutions - http://www.collegeacademicsupport.com/

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

The National Institute of Mental Health (a division of the National Institute of Health) is an excellent resource for anyone seeking information about any mental health diagnosis -  http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

Resources for Students with Asperger Syndrome or one of the Autism Spectrum Disorders

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (a division of National Institute of Health) share information about Asperger Syndrome, one of the Autism Spectrum Disorders - http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/asperger/detail_asperger.htm

Local advocacy group for students on the autism spectrum and their families -  http://www.autismyork.org  

Autism Research Institute -  http://www.autism.com/