Deer Lakes

School District

Autumn Weleski


My name is Mrs. Autumn Weleski and I am the High School Life Skills teacher.  I believe that all students with disabilities have the potential to be productive members of society.  It is important to expose students to different experiences and activities so that they can reach their full potential.  Therefore, students participate in many Community Based Learning experiences and Daily Living skills activities including volunteering at local food banks and grocery shopping for the classroom.
I am also the Deer Lakes Chapter of Best Buddies Faculty Advisor.  Follow our FB page:  Deer Lakes Chapter of Best Buddies! 
I have been married to my husband since 2009 and have two daughters, Rogan, age 4, and Charleigh, age 2 1/2.  We are expecting our sweet baby boy in February 2018!  We raise10 chickens and we have started dabbling in beekeeping.  I also love to read, cook, and shop in my spare time!



ACCESS Transportation:
ACCESS Transportation Systems, Inc.

650 Smithfield Street
Centre City Tower, Suite 440
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Office of Intellectual Disability:
The Office of Intellectual Disability (OID) assists Allegheny County residents with an intellectual disability (formerly mental retardation) in receiving services. All individuals registered with OID receive supports coordination.
Intake and registration 412-253-1250 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm)
Family Resource Guide:
Parent Education Resources: 
Community Based Learning:

Community Based Instruction (CBI) is designed for students that need intensive instruction in functional and daily living skills. Community Based Instruction (CBI) is educational instruction in naturally occurring community environments providing students “real life experiences”. The goal is to provide a variety of hands on learning opportunities at all age levels to help students acquire the skills to live in the world today.  Students participate in an array of Community Based Learning activities throughout the school year including grocery shopping, meal preparation, volunteering at local food banks, running a classroom coffee cart, and so much more!  

Weekly Lesson Plans:
Third Nine Weeks (1/22/18):
Fourth Nine Weeks (4/2/18): 


Mrs. Autumn L. Weleski
Life Skills Support teacher
Grades 9-12

Deer Lakes High School
163 East Union Road
Cheswick, PA 15024
Phone: 724.265.5300  Ext. 2111
 [email protected] 

Office Hours:

Period 2

Joined Deer Lakes:

August 2006


Slippery Rock University (2006)
Elementary Education K-6
Middle Level English 7-9
Special Education K-12
California University of Pennsylvania (2009)
Educational Leadership
National Board Certification: (2013)
Exceptional Needs Specialist