Your rights under the law
The Procedural Safeguards Notice provides a detailed explanation of the rights extended to parents of children who receive or who may be eligible for special education services under a law called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). A publication titled Understanding the Procedural Safeguards Notice provides a summary of those rights. Both publications are available below.
Click here for the Procedural Safeguards Notice.
Click here for the Understanding the Procedural Safeguards Notice.
Pennsylvania Department of Education
The Pennsylvania Department of Education provides a variety of resources aimed at helping parents and families as they guide students along the educational pathway.
Click here to visit the PDE Parents and Families home page.
PaTTAN is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Departmet of Education working in partnership with families and local education agencies to support programs and services to improve student learning and achievement.
Click here to visit the PaTTAN web site.
PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
OVR is the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, a state agency that helps persons with disabilities help themselves to prepare for, start, and maintain a career.
Click here to visit the OVR web site.
Service Access and Management, Inc.
SAM was formed in 1987 by the Berks County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program office to provide intake, emergency services and case management.
Click here to visit the SAM web site.
Parents Source Family Resource Guide
Parents Source provides resources of parenting information for families in the community.
Click here to visit the Berks and Lancaster special needs services directory.