• CLIU 21 LOCAL RIGHT TO EDUCATION TASK FORCE
     

    WHAT IS THE CLIU 21 LOCAL RIGHT TO EDUCATION TASK FORCE?

     

     

    Local Task Forces (LTFs) were formed more than twenty years ago as a result of the PARC consent decree, to represent the needs and interests of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Today, most LTFs have expanded their efforts to include all students with disabilities.
     

    The majority of Local Task Force members are consumers and parents of children with disabilities. In addition to parents and consumers, each LTF must have representatives from the local IU, the local MH/MR office, the local ARC, and area school districts. LTFs operate in the same geographical areas as the associated Intermediate Unit.

     

    LTFs are actively involved with programs and services for students with disabilities in all 501 school districts across the state, and follow procedures outlined in the handbook developed by the State Task Force.

     
     

    LOCAL RIGHT TO EDUCATION TASK FORCE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

    ·        To identify and clarify problems

    ·        To direct recommendations of necessary changes to the appropriate source/department

    ·        To advocate for school-age individuals

    ·        To cooperate with public/private direct service provider agencies in planning programs and services

    ·        To continuously monitor local education systems for compliance with the PARC consent decree

    ·        To train new members and serve as a vehicle for educating the community

    ·        To make recommendations for improving, strengthening, expanding, and monitoring programs and services for students with disabilities

     
     

    Letter to Families

     

     2019-20 EVENTS:

    • Connecting the Dots-Resource Fair
      • Wednesday,  October 2, 2019             

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    • Spring Conference : Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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      RESOURCES:


         MEETING DATES/TIMES

                                 2019-20 LTF Meeting Dates
                
                OFFICERS:

                        LTF Chairperson -  Valerie G. Morton, MSW, LSW LTF

                      Co-Chairperson -   Janitta M. Henry, LSW, LBS

                      LTF Secretary -  Ramona Neidig, Resource Coordinator,

                                                     Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties  

                 CONTACT INFORMATION:

                                    Ramona Neidig -  rneidig@arcoflehighnorthampton.org

                                    Valerie Morton/Janitta Henry -  localtaskforce21@gmail.com

            

       LTF BROCHURE                    

                                2019-20 LTF BROCHURE     

        STATE TASK FORCE

                             LINK TO STATE TASK FORCE State Task Force