ASERT does not offer crisis services through our Resource Center. If you or someone you love is experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of suicide please call or text 988 for support.
The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH/ID office, the local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.
The function of the Local Task Force is to support each other through dialogue, trainings, and networking. You should attend the LTF if:
The LTF is required to have 51 percent parent membership. Other members of the Local Task Force include representatives from IU 8, school district representatives, and regional special education service agencies. Parent(s) of a student having a disability are invited to become a member of the LTF. Membership is easy; (1) attend two Local Task Force meetings in a current school year and (2) request to become a member. There is never a cost to attend or to become a member of the Local Task Force.
Any parent, local school district representative, or community agency provider serving individuals with disabilities is welcomed and encouraged to become a member of the LTF.
Goals of the Local Task Force:
If you are interested in attending the Local Task Force (Family Support Group) you can either contact your chairperson or vice chairperson. Your chairperson and/or vice chairperson is a parent of a child with a disability from your Intermediate Unit region. If you are interested and want to learn more, please contact your chairperson and/or vice chairperson or just show up to the local task force meeting.
LTF meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from October through May (excluding January). All LTF8 meetings are held virtually.
2023-2024 meeting dates/times:
Meeting schedule (times are approximate):