Parent Resources - Special Education

  • Celebrities with Dyslexia and Other LDs


  • College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities


  • Council for Exceptional Children


  • National Autism Center


  • National Center for Learning Disabilities


  • Office for Dispute Resolution


  • PA Parent Information & Resource Center (PIRC)


  • PA Training & Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)


  • PA Training Partnership for People with Disabilities and Families


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


  • Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania


  • PDE Annual Conference


  • Pennsylvania Council for Exceptional Children


  • Transitioning from High School to College


  • U.S. Department of Education - Parent & 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,