Integrated Occupational Preparation (IOP)

The IOP Program is designed for students with mild cognitive delays and learning disabilities who meet the criteria for LPVEC’s Career and Technical Education Center as outlined in the CTEC application for admissions. The program combines academics, career and technical education, and employability skills. Students spend half of their school day in academics and the other half in career and technical education. The focus of IOP is to provide academic instruction to meet graduation requirements and prepare students for successful placement in a career/technical field. The program is located in the Lower Pioneer Valley’s Career and Technical Education Center in West Springfield.

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Therapeutic Services Available: 
Adaptive Physical Education (APE), Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy

Parent Support Program: Parent Advisory Council is specific to the sending district.

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Primary Population/Disability: 
Autism, Communication, Health, Intellectual, Multiple Disabilities, Neurological, Specific Learning
Type of Program: 
Collaborative Substantially Separate Classroom in Public School Building
Ages Served: 
14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Grades Served: 
9, 10, 11, 12
Contact Person(s): 
Dr. Sharon Goulet
Special Education Director
174 Brush Hill Ave.
01089 West Springfield , MA
United States
Massachusetts US