Special Education Comprehensive Planning



    New Comprehensive Plan for Public Review


    Special Education Comprehensive Plan





     Right to Education Local Task Force  #19

     Serving the member school districts of the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit 19 (NEIU 19)

    Primary Purpose

    The primary purpose of the Right to  Education Local Task Force # 19 (LTF #19) is to make recommendations that assist in improving, expanding, and monitoring programs and services for children eligible for special education supports and services.

    LTF #19 includes family members, educators, providers, and professional representation from the The Arc-NEPA, NEIU, and Lackawanna and Susquehanna County administrators.  Together this group works to plan opportunities that ensure that all eligible children receive and individualized, free and appropriate public education (FAPE).



     2018-2019 Meeting Schedule

    10/16/18 9:30 a.m. @ The Arc of NEPA

    11/20/18 9:30 a.m. @ The Arc of NEPA

    2/12/19 9:30 a.m. @ The Arc of NEPA

    3/19/19 6:00 p.m. @ The Arc of NEPA

    4/16/19 9:30 a.m. @ The Arc of NEPA

    5/07/19 9:30 a.m. @ The Arc of NEPA



    Winter 2019

    Meeting Schedule and Topics






    9:30 a.m.

    Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Plans

    Joanna Cunningham M.S.ED BCBA

    Beyond Behavior Consulting


    6:30 to 9:00 pm

    IEP Procedural Safeguards/Parental Rights


    Malinda Knipfer

    Special Education Advocacy Services of Luzerne


    Meeting Location

    The ARC of NEPA

    115 Meadow Avenue, Scranton

    Call The Arc to RSVP @ (570) 346-4010


    The Local Task Force Meetings provide an opportunity for parents to share concerns and gain information about special education services.  We need your attendance to build a community of parents, educators, and community supports to assist one another in overcoming challenges to receiving services.

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