Children and Young Adults
At Via, we believe that all children, regardless of their age, experiences or challenges, deserve the best services and support possible to ensure their successful futures. To that end, Via provides specialized, focused services following industry best practices.
Services for Children
Early Intervention therapists work with infants and toddlers in their homes, daycare facilities and communities to address delays and provide age-appropriate therapies. Caregivers are included in the teaching process so therapy can continue across the child’s daily routines. Early Intervention services are funded by the PA Department of Human Services.
Early Literacy Intervention Specialists provides weekly, in-home reading sessions to families with children up to age 5 – and they bring a complimentary book to each visit. This service is available to families who live in the city of Allentown and is provided at no cost.
Services for Young Adults
Teen Experience, held during summer and winter breaks from school, includes job shadowing, career counseling, volunteering, recreational and team-building activities. With the help of our staff, teens develop life skills to plan their futures and look ahead to what’s next after graduation.
This innovative, paid, work-based learning experience is for high school students with disabilities in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon and Monroe counties, funded through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Via supports students as they prepare for competitive employment – while getting real-life, on-the-job training and getting paid for their work.
Via works with students, in partnership with their school districts and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, to create a personalized employment plan and explore careers of interest. Pre-Employment Transition Services are also available under this service, funded through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
For more information, contact:
Kim Tracy, Admissions Manager
K.Tracy@ViaNet.org | 610-317-8000 x475