Nine Special Education Centers – 1968 to 1975
Co-founded special education schools for students with developmental disabilities, ages 6 through 21, including jointure boards leading to construction and staffing of these schools by the Allegheny (County) Intermediate Unit.
Monroeville Developmental Center – 1969
Co-founded a program of pre-school experience for individuals with developmental disabilities regardless of diagnosis or specific label. It later became a licensed pre-school program, called the St. Peter’s Child Development Center.
Autistic Children’s Program – 1972 to present
Co-founded with Allegheny Intermediate Unit; the state’s first specialized program of elementary and secondary education for children with autism, Pathfinder School in Bethel Park, PA.
Autism Support Classrooms – 1980 to present
Individually, as well as in a consulting capacity, we have been responsible for the creation of autism support classrooms in Allegheny County school districts, we well as in the City of Pittsburgh – addressing school boards, as well as providing information and support for parents and other professionals in the school systems seeking to create such classrooms.
SPECTRUM Charter School – 2000 to present
Co-founded first charter school in the country to combine classroom education with vocational instruction and training for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, ages 13-21, enabling them to be graduated into community-based employment.