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Please Note: All programs and services are at no charge to parents.

The Bedford Area School District currently operates the following programs:

  1. Elementary Learning Support Classrooms
  2. Secondary Learning Support Classrooms
  3. Upper Elementary & Middle School Life Skills Support Classrooms
  4. Speech/Language Support Program
  5. Emotional Support Program
  6. Psychological Services- including psychological counseling services
  7. Transition Program
  8. Hearing Support Program

Contracted programming through Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 as follows:

  1. Visually Impaired Support
  2. Autistic Support
  3. Preschool Programs for Exceptional Students
  4. Social Work Services
  5. Assistive Technology Evaluations
  6. Multi-handicapped Support Classrooms
  7. Consultation

Contracted through CAMCO

  1. Occupational Therapy
  2. Physical Therapy

Multi-District Classes

  1. Life Skills Support—Primary Level, Chestnut Ridge School District
  2. Life Skills Support—Secondary, Everett Area School District

Alternative Educational Placements in Bedford County:

  1. Nulton Partial Hospitalization Program
  2. Extended Family Academy and Day Treatment
  3. Laurel Life Program

Out of County Educational PlacementsCove Forge

  • Pressley Ridge
  • Hoffman Homes
  • Meadows
  • Alloysius Hall
  • Abraxis

Interagency Agreements

  • MH/MR
  • CASSP
  • ACRP

Children’s Behavioral Health

  • Laurel Springs
  • Children & Youth
  • Personal Solutions
  • PA State Police
  • Career Link
  • Bedford Counties Sheriff’s Office

Examples of Specially Designed Instruction Within the Support Programs

  • -Individual Instruction
  • -Consultation
  • -Pre-teach/Tutoring
  • -Co-Teaching
  • -Adapted Testing
  • -Adapted Grading
  • -Transition Plans
  • -Shadowing
  • -Functional Academics -Job Placement
  • -Behavior Intervention Plans
  • -Graduation Plans
  • -Counseling
  • -Interviews -Interagency Cooperation

Referrals for possible placement into support programs occur through the individual teacher referral or interested parties in addition to parental request. All procedural safeguards will be considered throughout the referral, placement and programming process.

The goal of the Bedford Area School District is to continue to offer the most appropriate programs within our school district or local area. For more information regarding the referral process and programming for exceptional students you may contact the BASD Special Education Office located in Bedford High School at 814-623-4225.