Special Education

Marion Center Area School District provides a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to children with disabilities, who need special education and related services. Students may receive related services such as vision and hearing support, speech or language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and/or special transportation. Special education programs and services are provided to students who are in need of specially designed instruction and who meet eligibility criteria for one or more of the following disabilities as defined by Pennsylvania State Regulations (Chapter 14):

  • Autism
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech and Language Impairment
  • Visual Impairment including Blindness


The District also provides related services such as special transportation, speech and language therapy, vision and hearing support, physical therapy, and occupational therapy as needed to enable the student to benefit from their special education program.

Additional information regarding special education services and programs and parental due process rights may be obtained by contacting your child’s school principal or the Special Education office at (724) 397-5551.