AASD Department of Special Education

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Michelle Sanders
Michelle Sanders
Tracy Rhodes
Administrative Asst.
Tracey Rhodes
The Altoona Area School District Special Education Plan for 2023 - 2026 is available for review. 
Please contact Michele Sanders to review the plan.
(814) 946-8252 Ext. 6100 or [email protected]

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Department of Special Education website.


It is my pleasure to welcome you and share all that our department has to offer children and families.

If you are curious about our programs, staff, and resources, I encourage you to take some time to browse our site.  If you do not find the information you need or if you would like to know more, please contact me at (814) 946-8252.

Parents and caregivers are a child’s first teachers, and schools and teachers can benefit tremendously from your insight into a child’s needs, interests, habits, etc.  Your involvement in your child’s education boosts academic and social-emotional outcomes, and improves the overall climate.

I invite you as parents and guardians to become active participants in our learning community.  I welcome your commitment to your child’s education.

We are here to support you…Welcome feedback…Michele