Allegheny Valley School was founded in 1960 when the Pittsburgh Home for Babies was closing after decades of caring for orphans. No one would adopt the last 10 babies because they were children with mental retardation. Patricia Hillman Miller, with help from friends Bob Prince and Doug Hannah, founded Allegheny Valley School to provide care for these children.
The agency experienced immediate success and the stage was set for dramatic growth. Since 1960, Allegheny Valley School has grown from a single site agency serving 10 children into a multi-faceted organization with programs and facilities serving more than 900 children, adults and senior citizens with severe/profound mental retardation. Most of our residents also have multiple physical handicaps, medical complications and some have behavioral management needs.
Allegheny Valley School currently operates more than 120 facilities and programs across Pennsylvania including 63 in Western Pennsylvania, 18 in Central Pennsylvania and 44 in Eastern Pennsylvania. Allegheny Valley School provides services in Allegheny, Beaver, Bucks, Butler, Dauphin, Lebanon, Mercer , Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties. – less–ZoomInfo