York Learning Center

300 East 7th Avenue.
York, PA 17404
717-718-5800


The York Learning Center is a public school facility, serving students with special needs. Students from York and Adams County School Districts attend school programs at the Center.

Through the administration of the Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12, the York Learning Center offers classes for special needs students, diagnostic evaluation, psychological evaluation and services, itinerant services, therapy services, homebound instruction, and vocational services. These programs serve students aged 3-21 with a free and appropriate public education according to state and federal regulations.

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Exceptionalities

Autistic Support- Students ages 6-21 diagnosed as autistic-like; highly structured program to help develop behavioral, social, and communications skills.

Life Skills/ Dual Diagnosis- Students with emotional disturbances such as inappropriate behavior and inability to develop adequate interpersonal relationships in addition to moderate mental retardation.

Life Skills Support- Students with moderate mental retardation; classes emphasize independent living skills.

Multiple Disabilities Support- Students with a combination of characteristics that may include moderate to severe mental retardation, physical, motor, sensory, or communication needs; classes emphasize daily living skills.

 

Additional Resources

Art- Drawing, sculpting, ceramics, painting, and adaptive projects to encourage expression, communication, leisure activities, and an appreciation for art.

Community Based Instruction- A school to work initiative that prepares students for adult living through community service. The expected outcome is that students will be able to transfer functional living skills taught in the classrooms to the community service setting. The ultimate goal is that students will be employed in the community after graduation.
 

Music- Incorporates vocal and instrumental music into activities that are fun, while supporting classroom goals such as speech, communication, numbers and counting, and reading.

Physical Education- Adaptive physical education programs for most exceptionalities to build strength, endurance, and an interest in physical activity as a positive recreational pursuit.

Food Service Training- Each student worker’s program is designed to combine direct instruction in the areas of Functional Academics with specific job and employment skills. Such job-related areas may include: Serving school lunches, preparing sandwiches for fund-raising events, purchasing groceries, stocking snack machines, washing dishes, cleaning work surfaces, operating commercial dishwasher, cleaning cafeteria (mopping, putting away supplies, etc.)

Custodial/Grounds keeping Training- Each student worker’s program is designed to combine direct instruction in the areas of Functional Academics with specific job and employment skills. Such areas may include: cleaning, delivery of supplies, refuge collection, hand trimming, and operation of lawn equipment, raking leaves, clearing snow.

 

Therapy Services

Occupational Therapy- Helps students with physical/motor disabilities learn to perform daily living tasks, such as eating, dressing, and performing vocational tasks; includes adaptations to the environment, to tools and utensils, and braces and splints that facilitate task completion.

Physical Therapy- Helps students with physical/motor disabilities to maximize strength, range of motion, and mobility.

Speech Therapy- Provides support services for students with articulation, language, voice, and fluency problems, and those who may need augmentative communications systems.

 

Itinerant Services

Hearing Itinerants- Provide diagnostics and instruction to develop expressive and receptive language and auditory, visual and academic skills for students with hearing loss in all York County school districts.

Psychologists- Psychological evaluations may be requested by parents, physicians and school staff. The purposes are to ascertain the intellectual, academic, social and emotional needs of our students. After students are evaluated, a Comprehensive Evaluation Report is written and the results are shared with the parent(s) in a Multidisciplinary Team meeting. If Special Education services are recommended, an Individual Education Plan is developed by the team for that student.

Speech and Language- - Provides support services for students with articulation, language, voice, and fluency problems, and those who may need augmentative communications systems.
 

Vision Itinerants- Provide diagnostics and instruction to develop the use of residual vision, magnification equipment, coping adaptations, auditory, and academic skills for students with visual acuity problems in all York County school districts.

Work Experience Program- Coordinates services of the Work Experience programs to disabled students in Special Education program throughout the LIU.

 

Evaluation Services

Audiological Evaluation and Services- Provides diagnosis of hearing problems, recommendations for instruction, and monitoring of amplification equipment.

Preschool Diagnostic Clinic- Developmental screening and diagnostic/evaluation services for children 3-5 years old.

Psychiatric Evaluation-Psychiatric evaluations may be requested by parents, physicians, and school staff. The purpose is to ascertain social and emotional needs of our students. After students are evaluated, a Psychiatric Report is written by the psychiatrist. Recommendations could include: change in educational placement, counseling services, medication, wrap-around services, or educational strategies to assist the school team in meeting the social and emotional needs of the student.

Psychological Evaluation- Psychological evaluations may be requested by parents, physicians and school staff. The purposes are to ascertain the intellectual, academic, social and emotional needs of our students. After students are evaluated, a Comprehensive Evaluation Report is written and the results are shared with the parent(s) in a Multidisciplinary Team meeting. If Special Education services are recommended, an Individual Education Plan is developed by the team for that student.

District Contacts

District

Member

Phone

Ext.

Fax

E-Mail

Central York

Lisa Conrad

846-6789

1201

840-0142

lconrad@cysd.k12.pa.us

Dallastown

Susan Brousseau

747-9400

 

747-0727

Susan.Brousseau@dallastown.net

Dover

Deborah Wickwire

292-3671

80114

292-9659

dwickw@dover.k12.pa.us

Eastern York

Polly Lamison

252-1555

33267

478-6000

plamison@eyork.k12.pa.us

Hanover Public

Lois Gunnet

630-4640

240

630-4617

lgunnet@hpsd.k12.pa.us

Northeastern

Connie Connolly

266-3667

10260

266-1089

connollyc@nesd.k12.pa.us

Red Lion

Laura Fitz

244-4519

5244

378-1033

fitzl@rlasd.k12.pa.us

South Eastern

Mary Anne Ragland

382-4843

6891

382-4769

raglandm@sesd.k12.pa.us

South Western

Dion Betts

632-2548

20002

632-7993

dion_betts@swsd.k12.pa.us

Southern York

Beverly Gallagher

235-4811

7229

235-0863

Beverly.Gallagher@sycsd.org

Spring Grove

Donna Hake

225-4731

3016

225-0737

haked@sgasd.org

West York

Rebecca Davis

792-2796

1025

792-5114

RRDavis@wyasd.k12.pa.us

York City

Linda C. Brown

849-1431

 

849-1434

brownlin@ycs.k12.pa.us

York Suburban

Brigitte Birch

Natalie Hausenfuss

848-2814

 

843-6899

bbirch@yssd.org

NHasenfuss@yssd.org

 

Transition Agencies

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation- The goal of OVR is to help persons with physical, mental, and emotional impairments prepare for, start, and maintain employment. Services include: diagnostic services; vocational evaluations; vocational counseling; training; restoration services- medical services such as physical or occupational therapy, and equipment such as wheelchairs or hand controls for vehicles; placement services; assistive technology; support services such as home, vehicle, or jobsite modifications, personal care assistance; independent living training; occupational tools, licenses, or equipment; room, board, and transportation expenses; services for communication such as text telephone, signaling devices, hearing aids, and interpreters.

York District Office, 2550 Kingston Road, Suite 101, York, PA 17402

717-771-4407

717-771-4433

1-800-762-6306

www.dli.state.pa.us

Mental Health/Mental Retardation- MH/MR Base Service Unit supports a comprehensive array of services and supports for people with mental retardation including: community, residential and day support services; contracted private residential intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation services or services in state centers.

MHMR, 100 W. Market St., 3rd Floor, Suite 301, York, PA 17401

Phone: 771-9618 or 1-800-441-2025 Ext. 9618