Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine

Early Intervention, ages 3-5
     Supervisor: Janice A.Vicini

“It is the mission of Early Intervention to provide meaningful and developmentally appropriate services to all eligible young children.”

The IU9 Early Intervention Program serves eligible young children, from age 3 to entrance to school age, and their families. Eligible children are those with a diagnosed disability or developmental delay who also are demonstrating a need for specially designed instruction.

  • services may include: specialized instruction, hearing support, vision support, speech/language support, occupational therapy, physical therapy, transportation, and other services deemed necessary by the IEP team 
  • cost: free to eligible young children in need
  • eligibility: determined by a multidisciplinary team evaluation (MDE)
  • program options: there are a variety of program options based on the needs of your child
  • referrals can be made by parents, early childhood providers, doctors, or other agencies
  • staff includes certified teachers and therapists
  • The Seneca Highlands I.U. 9 serves children in the following districts: Austin, Bradford, Cameron County, Coudersport, Galeton, Johnsonburg, Kane, Northern Potter, Oswayo Valley, Otto-Eldred, Port Allegany, Ridgway, St. Marys and Smethport
 Early Intervention Office
78 Mill Street
Port Allegany, PA   16743

 To contact the Early Intervention Office,
please call Beth at
(814) 887-5512, ext 302
or you may contact one of the Service Coordinators listed below:
Jane Horning - Cameron County, ext. 306

 Lisa Elliott- Potter County, ext. 307

 Sunny Ginther - Elk County, ext. 308

Heather Cooney - McKean County, ext. 309

PATTAN: Procedural Safeguards Notice
( A full explanation of the procedural safeguards available under the IDEA and U.S. Department of Education Regulations)