Bucks County Right To Education Task Force
    Calendar & Programs  

    705 N. Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA  18901
    215.348.2940 x1201 
    2017- 2018 Task Force Meetings (click for printable version):
    Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    Conference Room C
    Speaker:   Parent Panel
    Agenda:  The World of Special Needs 101.  What are the systems and how to begin to navigate them?  What do all those acronyms mean?
    Friday, October 20, 2017,  12 - 1:30 p.m.
    Conference Room J
    Speaker:   Tina DiBiaso
    Agenda:   Transition Age Programs.  When and how to start talking to your school district about exploring options, and what to put in the IEP.  
    Thursday, January 11, 2018,  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Conference Room A
    Speaker:  PEAL Center
    Agenda:   IEP 101, the Basics.  What should you be looking for in your child's IEP?
    Friday, March 23,  2018,  12 - 1:30 p.m.
    Conference Room A 
    Speaker:  Dr. Jean Boyer
    Agenda:   School District Evaluations.  How do you know what assesssments will best determine your child's needs?
    Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    Conference Room C 
    Speaker:   Mary Dunn
    Agenda:   Waivers.  What are the changes that have taken place and what will it mean for my child?
    Please contact Rachel Burkett to register at:  rburkett@bucksiu.org 
    Prior Meeting Minutes:  Click Here 
                  Special Education 101
    Mikalya's Voice - Letter to Principals / Book Covers
    Elementary Principals in Bucks County received the book Our Friend Mikayla last spring with the letter asking for support from Mikayla's mother, Kim Resh.  Kim's hope is that parents and Right To Education Task Force members will go into the schools to read the book to the Kindergarten thru 3rd grade children.
    Mikayla was born with a brain injury resulting in profound multiple disabilities, and has never spoken a word. Her mother engaged Mikayla's teacher and classmates to write and illustrate this delightfully true story of how the children in her classroom helped Mikayla have a voice and be included in every aspect of the school experience.  
    We hope this story will inspire the students, teachers, principals, staff, and parents of Bucks County schools to share the message of inclusion.  

    (Ordering Materials Flyer)


    Pennsylvania Department of Education- Special Education website  


    SAS Toolkit

    Office of Dispute Resolution:  www.odr-pa.org 


    Parent Chair for the Right to Education Task Force:

    Denise Hooper, Parent Chair, DSHooper@accessservices.org


    Bucks County Intermediate Unit Director of Special Education:

    Dr. Lenny Greaney lgreaney@bucksiu.org



    State Right to Education Task Force website for meeting dates, notes and links
    To find the Right to Ed Task Force Handbook, 
    Scroll down past the staff pictures to the Downloads & look for "New State Task Force Handbook"