Right to Education Task Force: IU 22 (Bucks)
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:
- You are a family member supporting a school age child with a disability
- You are a local public/ private service provider
- You are a school district employee
- You have a concern or questions regarding the special education system
- You want to network with family members and professionals
- You are interested in finding out more about the Local Task Force
- You want to share information with the special education community
- You want to learn more about regulations and special education processes such as Evaluations Reports, IEPs and NOREPs.
- And so much more…
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. The Local Task Force groups meet a minimum of five times a year. Meetings have been occurring virtually since March 2020. Flyers including the date, time, topic and presenter for our meeting, along with a link to register and a link to attend are distributed to contact list.
The Bucks County Right to Education Local Task Force functions as an independent organization of parents and other residents of Bucks County who are interested in working with school districts, the Bucks IU 22, and community agencies to further the rights of students with disabilities. The key focus of this group is to:
- Assist in the training of parents, teachers and others on matters pertaining to the State Task Force on the Right to Education
- Review and comment on academic special education plans and budgets
- Support the State Task Force in the collection of data to determine the effectiveness of the Right to Education for school-age children with disabilities
- Work with Local Education Agencies to help them identify system advancement opportunities related to the educational needs of students with disabilities