Bucks County Right To Education Task Force
Calendar & Programs705 N. Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA 18901215.348.2940 x12012017- 2018 Task Force Meetings (click for printable version):Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.Conference Room CSpeaker: Parent PanelAgenda: 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 JSpeaker: Tina DiBiasoAgenda: 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 ASpeaker: PEAL CenterAgenda: 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 ASpeaker: Dr. Jean BoyerAgenda: 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 CSpeaker: Mary DunnAgenda: Waivers. What are the changes that have taken place and what will it mean for my child?Please contact Rachel Burkett to register at: email@example.comPrior Meeting Minutes: Click HereRESOURCES:(PATTAN)
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.
Pennsylvania Department of Education- Special Education website
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 firstname.lastname@example.orgState Right to Education Task Force website for meeting dates, notes and linksTo find the Right to Ed Task Force Handbook,