Nottoway County Public Schools has trusted Allied Instructional Services to provide quality services for the past three years to our students with disabilities. We appreciate their team approach and the fact that their staff has a real understanding of the special education needs of our schools. AIS always responds quickly to our requests and is available to address any issues that arise. It is wonderful to have a one stop provider that can meet the many special services that our students require.
While working through AIS I have experienced a lot of professional growth from serving a diverse population of students in a variety of educational settings.
Working for AIS gives me an opportunity to continue doing a job that I love. I can set my own schedule and determine the amount of time I want to work. As a retired teacher, this flexibility is extremely important to me.
AIS is not just another contracting company. It is run by professionals who have experience in the field. The connections and resources they provide are invaluable!
I love being a subcontractor with Allied Instructional Services because I always feel like I'm being supported in my professional and educational growth. Being a part of the team and having constant reassurance that we're all an important member of a great family of advocates for our students, makes this this best job ever!
I applied to work at AIS because I had met Karen Vay a few months before I graduated college at a conference and she talked to me about the company. Her kindness stuck with me and I decided to apply. Flash forward to my third year working for them and I am still amazed with the effort they put into making sure I have a caseload that works for me, the flexibility I have with my schedule, as well as the support I have with whatever I may need.
The staff is great! Everyone works with you from billing to direct services. I really love that they are able to staff all of a division's needs.
We worked with Cheryl over the summer to further our 5-year-old daughter’s use of Visual Phonics after finding it really helped her understand what words “should” sound like, regardless of what she heard. With her cochlear implant and hearing aid, increasing her vocabulary isn’t just about what a word means, but learning how it properly sounds and should be articulated for other people to understand her. Cheryl’s training and tips, such as to incorporate more nonfiction reading practice to broaden her “real world and education” vocabulary has been really helpful too, as she’s entered a mainstream Kindergarten. Knowing Cheryl is available to offer proven suggestions and ideas to try as we travel this elementary school path makes the challenges of the unknown so much less scary. Assembling the right “team” to support our daughter is what has gotten us this far, and she’s thriving! Thanks for dedicating your career to helping deaf and hard of hearing kids learn to listen, talk, read and succeed, Cheryl. Our VA community is lucky to have you and needs more people like you!!!
We have been very pleased with our TVI and O&M Specialist provided through AIS!
Cheryl (Sale, Audiology/DHH Services Coordinator) goes above and beyond to provide both technical and pragmatic information, while offering support to her clients and the staff working with them. She consistently contributes meaningfully at IEP meetings, staff meetings and parent interactions. Cheryl demonstrates a high level of expertise, competence and professionalism. She is truly exceptional at her job!
I have really enjoyed working as an Allied contractor. The administrative staff have really supported me as a new Orientation and Mobility Specialist. That said, I also have also enjoyed a high degree of autonomy as an independent contractor. As a former middle school SPED teacher, I wanted to continue working with students with special needs. With Allied, I am able to do that in a be-my-own-boss scenario.
With AIS I know that I'm part of a wonderful team of teachers who genuinely care and want to make a difference in a child's life. Sometimes being a vision itinerant feels like being Gilligan stranded alone on that deserted island. Thankfully, being on the island with AIS means you have the Professor there to make a radio out of coconuts.
I have been contracting my D/HH service for AIS for 3 years now. They are a very professional and great Company to work with. I always have their support.
I love working for AIS. This is my second year and so far, I have been happier and felt more appreciated than the fifteen previous years that I have worked in the public schools. AIS is great at balancing the freedom of itinerant teaching with the support of contracting with an agency invested in learning and outreach.
Being connected with AIS has helped me navigate my transition from working in a private practice to the public school system. AIS has supported me by helping me apply my experience and skills as an SLP while also providing me with the new knowledge needed to thrive in the school environment. I feel very appreciated and valued as a professional!
After completing my first school year with Allied, I have learned more than I thought I would. Allied has helped me flourish into the mobility instructor I am today by surrounding me with people who are skilled and dedicated to all services, not just mobility. They have given me a family of instructors from all disciples to bounce ideas off of, to collaborate with, and have created a melting pot of knowledge that has influenced me greatly. Allied has given me an outlet to show off my skills, and then to grow even more with the dedicated professionals I work with every single day. Their dedication and love for what they do is a constant reminder for me of why I love O&M and just how special this field is. At Allied, we come from all over, but what unites us is the love for our service, and the independence and success of everyone we work with.
Working with AIS has been a rewarding experience! Everyone acts professionally and response times are the best! The therapists we contract with have excellent communication skills, complete tasks in a timely manner, and give support to our staff when needed.
I am extremely pleased with the quality of services and the quick response of the staff whenever needs arise.
Vision loss is a devastating diagnosis, especially when it affects your child. My son began going blind unexpectedly at the age of 10 from Retinitis Pigmentosa. He needed more specialized support than our school district was staffed to provide and thankfully AIS stepped up. The TVI and O&M Specialist who have worked with my son are top notch. They are great advocates and experts in their field. My son has learned to walk with a cane, read Braille and use assistive technology and they have taught him how to clearly and concisely advocate for his needs. He’s headed to college soon and thanks to AIS I feel he’s prepared to achieve his dreams.