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Shelly Mieczkowski
Director of Special Education

Carol Loiacono
Administrative Assistant to Special Education/ACCESS                                       

Contact us:
501 Chestnut Street
Birdsboro, Pa 19508
Phone:  610.582.6100, Ext. 1167
Fax:  610.582.6180

District Special Education Department Staff:

Tammy Campli                                                                                             
School Psychologist                                                                                         
Amity Elementary Center

Lisa McCullough                                                                                           
School Psychologist                                                                                   
Daniel Boone Area High School/Birdsboro Elementary Center                         

Rebecca Potts                                                                                      
School Psychologist                                                                                    
Daniel Boone Middle School/Monocacy Elementary Center                                 

Jana Styer
Speech and Language Coordinator

Donna Capriotti                                                                                          
Social Worker                                                                                          



 FALL SOCIAL ACTIVITIES (Shared by  Shelia Bressler  Berks CASSP Cooridinator)
1. Basketball - will be held on Saturday mornings from 9 - 10:30 am
Wyomissing Church of the Brethren
2200 State Hill Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Dates: 9/13; 9/20; 9/27; 10/4; 10/11; 10/18; 11/1; and 11/8
Registration required, all participants (up to age 26) must be wear sneakers, and bring a basketball if you have one. No cost.
2. Dance - Acting classes (in place of Musical Theatre) -  The program will be both organized and developed by Debbie Silas. She is a retired teacher in the Exeter School District with many years of involvement in both school and community theatre and dance. For many years, Debbie has run a summer camp at the Yocum Institute. The program is geared towards individuals between the ages of 13 and 21. There is also some discussion of opening up a seperate program for younger individuals. The classes will run for 1 hour and work in 10 week cycles. At this point, feedback is needed on whether to hold on a week night (5:30 - 6:30 pm ) or on a Saturday morning. Tuition - $50.00 for 10 weeks.
Classes will be held: 525 Kenhorst Blvd Reading PA 19611
Registration required
3. Bowling leagues - still in planning, expect to have set up by middle of August. It is expected to run $6 per session.
Please respond with any interest or questions. We can also be reached at my office - 6107758800 or cell 6109141800.

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Office for Dispute Resolution
ODR provides the resources for parents and educational agencies to resolve disputes concerning the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of a free appropriate public education for students with disabilities, students who are gifted and children with disabilities served by the early intervention system. ODR also provides help for your special education questions and concerns through ConsultLine. ConsultLine advisors are available to answer questions and provide information about special education programs and the laws governing these programs for parents of and advocates for children with disabilities, or those who are thought to be disabled. You can reach ConsultLine at 1-800-879-2301 (Toll Free in Pennsylvania) or 717-541-4960, ext. 3332 (Outside Pennsylvania).
The mission of the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network is to support the efforts and initiatives of the Bureau of Special Education, and to build the capacity of local educational agencies to serve students who receive special education services.
Pennsylvania Department of Education
The mission of the Pennsylvania Department of Education is to assist the General Assembly, the Governor, the Secretary of Education and Pennsylvania educators in providing for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of education.
Berks County Intermediate Unit
The Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) provides programs and services to public school districts, nonpublic schools, and other human service organizations of Berks County, Pennsylvania. The BCIU also is a liaison agent between the schools and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Local Right to Education Task Force
The Task Force functions as an independent organization of parents and other residents of Berks County who are interested in working with school districts, IU14, and community agencies to further the rights of students with special needs. The primary purpose of the Right to Education Local Task Force is to make recommendations that assist in improving, strengthening, expanding, and monitoring programs and services for school-age children with special needs. It also serves as a vehicle for professional development opportunities according to parent and participant interest.
Berks County Transition Coordinating Council
The Berks County Transition Coordinating Council (BCTCC) is a partnership of consumers, students and their families, educators, service providers, employers, post-secondary institutions and the Berks County community. BCTCC meets bi-monthly during the school year. The MISSION of BCTCC is to plan and facilitate the successful movement of students with disabilities from school programs to adult life. The GOAL of BCTCC is for each student with a disability to achieve his/her maximum potential for inclusion in all aspects of adult life.
Inclusion Assembly Fox 29 News
Students at Monocacy Elementary and the Middle School received a lesson in inclusion on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 from a special child and her mother. Mikayla Resh and her mother, Kimberly, visited both buildings to help students move from initial feelings of fear to understanding and acceptance of children with disabilities. Mrs. Resh shared their book, "Our Friend Mikayla", written by Mikayla's third grade class and presented a puzzle presentation to help students "put inclusion together". After the presentation, Mrs. Resh answered questions from the students in the audience to help them learn about inclusion and inspire them to get involved and ensure everyone is included in all activities. Thank you to Mrs. Nikki Habecker who secured this grant and assembly for our district. Please click the link for Fox 29 coverage
Lending their voices, and their love, at Monocacy Elementary Center
Students at Boone turn out to support teen, her inclusion program Reading Eagle News Coverage: Inclusion Assembly

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