The BCIU's special education services include programming for pre-school, elementary, and secondary students who have Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).
BCIU services for these young people may include emotional support classes, life skills support classes, or classes for students who are blind, deaf, or hard of hearing.
Additional support options could include:
- Vocational/job coaching
- Assistive technology
- Social work and psychological services
- Itinerant services
- Extended school year services
The BCIU can provide early intervention services to preschool-aged children (ages 3-4) who are identified as eligible because they have a particular handicapping condition or developmental delay. The BCIU presents workshops for special education administrators and practitioners, and provides technical assistance and consultation services to schools on a variety of compliance issues.
Check out the links to the left for more information on the special education services the BCIU provides to Berks County's children.
Berks County's Local Right to Education Task Force meets four times per year to provide resources, discuss current issues related to special education, and offer networking opportunities for parents and practitioners. The meetings are free and open to the public. All are invited. Click here for more information.
Providing proper care for children with special needs can be challenging, but you don't have to do it alone. Learn more about specialized resources that can help.
Click here for "Resources for Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs," a publication prepared by the PA Department of Health.
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.