Parent Resources - Special Education

  • Celebrities with Dyslexia and Other LDs

http://www.parenttoparent.org/

 

  • College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities

http://www.thinkcollege.net/

 

  • Council for Exceptional Children

http://www.cec.sped.org/

 

  • National Autism Center

http://www.nationalautismcenter.org/

 

  • National Center for Learning Disabilities

http://www.ncld.org/

 

  • Office for Dispute Resolution

http://odr-pa.org/

 

  • PA Parent Information & Resource Center (PIRC)

http://www.center-school.org/pa-pirc/

 

  • PA Training & Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)

http://www.pattan.net/category/Educational%20Initiatives/Parent%20Information

 

  • PA Training Partnership for People with Disabilities and Families

http://www.temple.edu/thetrainingpartnership/

 

  • Parent Education Network (PEN) Parent Training and Information Center

http://www.parentednet.org/

 

  • Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania

http://www.parenttoparent.org/

 

  • PDE Annual Conference

http://www.pattan.net/category/Training/PDE%20Annual%20Conference

 

  • Pennsylvania Council for Exceptional Children

http://community.cec.sped.org/PA/home/

 

  • Transitioning from High School to College

http://www.ncld.org/learning-disability-resources/checklists-worksheets/checklist-for-transitioning-from-high-school-college

 

  • U.S. Department of Education - Parent & Family Engagement

http://www.ed.gov/parent-and-family-engagement

 

Local Rights to Special Education Task Force

 

The Local Rights to Special Education Task Force serves as a resource for children with disabilities and their families.  The role is to assist parents of students with special needs in understanding the laws/regulations that affect their rights and help develop an appropriate education for the student with special needs.


The Local Special Education Task Force system was established in 1972 as part of the Consent Decree between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the PA Association for Retarded Citizens. The PARC Consent Decree guaranteed a free public program of education for all school-aged persons with mental retardation or thought-to-have mental retardation regardless of their intellectual functioning. It provided for the establishment of a local Task Force in each of the 29 Intermediate Units “to insure that the intent and spirit of the Agreement is carried out throughout the Commonwealth.”

 

For additional information, please visit Colonial Intermediate Unit, www.ciu20.org.