For nearly 50 years, the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU) has provided enriching educational programs and services for all learners. As the needs of students continue to evolve, the AIU has remained a leader in its field and partners with a wide variety of organizations to share resources and build capacity in school districts.
The AIU operates three schools for children with special needs. Mon Valley School, Sunrise School and The Pathfinder School each provide unique, personalized and dedicated learning environments for students with moderate to severe disabilities. In order to ensure equity and access to learning opportunities, STEAM education and computer science lessons have been implemented at all three schools, allowing students to flourish while gaining valuable life skills.
In addition, the AIU also provides specialized educational and professional development services to Allegheny County’s 42 suburban school districts, as well as to career/technical, charter and non-public schools. With more than 350 unique locations, the AIU serves approximately 9,900 teachers and more than 113,000 school-aged students. The agency operates 11 family centers and every day touches the lives of 5,000 preschoolers through our early childhood programs. To support its nearly 130 programs for young children, adults and families, the AIU receives funding through federal, state, county and private grants. The AIU is one of 29 intermediate units in Pennsylvania.