Multiple Disabilities Support (MDS) Classroom Programs

What are the MDS Classrooms?

The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit Multiple Disabilities Support Classrooms are geared towards students in grades K-12 with low incidence disabilities requiring support in the areas of communication, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, adaptive skills and cognitive deficits. This classroom-based program is focused on a combination of academics, life skills, and medical needs. Particular emphasis is placed on building individual student communication and language skills. The goal of the program is to build a solid foundation to have the student be as independent as possible using the Project Maxx mindset of presumed competence. Classroom instruction is individualized to each student and assessing the student’s most effective communication system is ongoing.

assessing student

What is included in the program?

  • Certified special education teacher
  • Licensed Practical Nurse/Teacher Assistant
  • Behavior consultation
  • SETT meetings and planning
  • Community Based Instruction
  • Access to assistive technology for trials
  • Access to specialized equipment such as standers and gait trainers
  • Access to social worker
  • Paperwork including IEP’s and reevaluations
  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Administrative supervision

What Inclusion opportunities are available?

  • Specials
  • Assemblies
  • Lunch/recess
  • Other areas as determined by the IEP team

What other services are available?

Hearing Support Services

Direct and Consultative

Occupational Therapy Services

Direct and Consultative

Orientation & Mobility Services

Direct and Consultative

Physical Therapy Services

Direct and Consultative

Speech Services

Direct and Consultative

Vision Support Services

Direct and Consultative

Deaf-Blind Resource Team


Behavior Support

Direct 1:1 Assistants

Extended School Year Program


Dan Currie

Assistant Director
Office of Student Services

Dan Currie has over 20 years as a special education professional, as both a teacher and special education administrator in Montgomery County.  Dan earned his undergraduate degree from Cabrini University, completed his Masters in Education from Penn State. He is currently working on his Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University.  He has also served as adjunct professor at Cabrini University in the teacher preparation program.

Mr. Currie has spent his entire career in Montgomery County has provided him with a comprehensive understanding of supports and services available for students. He has also developed a strong expertise in special education regulations and data systems.  Over his tenure, his passion has been supporting students with low incidence disabilities.  The most complex learners deserve the most coordinated and systematic programming.  

Lois winton

Administrative Assistant