INSTITUTIONALIZED CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
The Bucks County Intermediate Unit at the request of local school district, serves as the LEA for students who reside in residential facilities within Bucks County.
Currently, there are four organizations that operate residential programs for students with significant multiple disabilities and/or significant medical needs.
Holland-Glen (formerly Pleasant Manor) operates several community living homes within Bucks County. Cambridge Point Pleasant (formerly Second Breath), located on Cafferty Road in Point Pleasant, serves children with significant respiratory and medical needs. Ridge Crest, located in Sellersville, and Pedia Manor located in Pipersville, also serve children with significant medical & physical needs.
The BCIU provides special education services to the preschool and school-age residents of Holland-Glen, Cambridge Point Pleasant, Ridge Crest, and Pedia Manor. In most cases, students who reside at these facilities are educated off-grounds in public school classrooms. The IU does provide education on-site for students who are unable to attend public school classrooms. .
Educational emphasis is placed upon increasing each student’s functional independence within the environments they experience. Related services are provided in accordance with students’ Individual Education Plans.