Overview

ACCESS
Program to recoup costs, through medical assistance, for medically related services provided to qualified students.

For more information, contact Nikolle Bastian at nbastian@csiu.org or call 570-523-1155 ext 2281.

Family Centers
Technical assistance to local Family Centers, offering parental training and other resources. Services include:
• Training workshops and programs
• Development of resource materials and publications
• Program evaluation

Family Literacy
Instructional program that recognizes the parent as the child’s first and most important teacher. Academic activities tie generations together to address the needs of the "whole family." Partnerships with Head Start, early childhood education programs, schools and social service agencies are vital to the project’s success.

For more information, contact Julie Shumaker at jshumaker@csiu.org or call 570-523-1155 ext 2416

Statewide Helplines
Statewide toll-free helplines supporting the work of state agencies:

  • CONNECT Information Service (800-692-7288), providing information and literature, as well as referrals, for early intervention programs and services.
  • State Wide Adoption Network (800-585-SWAN), providing general information about adoption, and referring prospective families to agencies that assist in the adoption of Pennsylvania's waiting children.

Pennsylvania Department of Education
http://www.pde.state.pa.us/special_edu/site/default.asp?g=0&special_eduNav=|978|&k12Nav=|1141|

United States Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/parents/landing.jhtml?src=pn

Office for Dispute Resolution
http://odr-pa.org