Allegheny Valley School provides care for more than 900 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). In addition to IDD, most residents have multiple physical disabilities, medical complications and some have behavioral management needs.
With an excellent reputation for providing care and services, AVS has often been called upon by the state to take over failing programs or to provide care for new residents when state institutions are closed. In response to such requests, AVS now operates beyond the traditional service area of Western Pennsylvania. AVS began providing services in Philadelphia in 1989, and in Central Pennsylvania in 1994.
AVS is one of the largest providers of care for people with IDD in Pennsylvania. The agency is headquartered in Coraopolis, PA and operates more than 125 facilities and programs in the following counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Bucks, Butler, Dauphin, Lebanon, Mercer, Montgomery and Philadelphia.
Residents live in safe and caring environments including campus environments, community group homes, family living/life sharing and supported living arrangements. Most clients receive their day program services at our campuses or program centers. Each person is cared for with individualized services ranging from physical, occupational and communication therapies to special education and vocational training.
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