Operation Prevention; Addressing the Opioid Overdose Epidemic with Students

As most of us are aware, our coun­try is in the mid­dle of an opi­oid over­dose epi­dem­ic. In the wake of this epi­dem­ic, a new school code requires schools to pro­vide instruc­tion to stu­dents in grades 6–12 relat­ed to the pre­ven­tion of opi­oid abuse, begin­ning in the 2018–19 school year. … Read more...

2–1‑1 Phone Service Launched in Bucks County

Bucks County res­i­dents who need help for any­thing from finan­cial assis­tance to men­tal health and sub­stance abuse coun­sel­ing can find it by call­ing one num­ber: 2–1‑1. The free, 24/7 phone num­ber con­nects callers to local health and human ser­vices orga­ni­za­tions and resources to help with food inse­cu­ri­ty, finan­cial prob­lems, hous­ing … Read more...

19th Annual Secondary Transition Options and Resource Fair

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU), along with The Transition Coordinating Council of Bucks County, are host­ing their 19th Annual Secondary Transition Options and Resource Fair on Thursday, November 1, 2018.  This unique event focus­es on pro­vid­ing infor­ma­tion on sup­port ser­vices, spe­cial­ty pro­grams, employ­ment sup­port agen­cies, col­leges, … Read more...

Bucks IU Introduces Adult Programs and Services as a Continuum to Their Support of Persons with Disabilities

 The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) is proud to announce a new suite of ser­vices for indi­vid­u­als with dis­abil­i­ties over the age of 21.  These Adult Programs and Services form a nat­ur­al exten­sion to the Bucks IU’s exist­ing, high-quality ser­vices for chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties from birth through … Read more...

Bucks IU Gets Creative in Support of the Development of Student’s Fine Motor Skills

In the begin­ning of the 2019–2020 aca­d­e­m­ic year, the Special Education Division of the Bucks County Intermediate Unit was award­ed a gen­er­ous $10,000 grant from Foundations Community Partnership to be used towards pro­grams sup­port­ing the devel­op­ment of fine motor skill in stu­dents.  Fine motor skills involve the use of the … Read more...

Student Takes 2nd Place in State Video Contest About the Dangers of Opiods

At the end of the school year, Crysta O’Donnell (senior at Palisades High School) was named the sec­ond place fin­ish­er in the “Talk to Your State Senator” video com­pe­ti­tion show­ing the dan­gers of opi­od abuse. Senator Mensch vis­it­ed Palisades High School to help rec­og­nize this accom­plish­ment with Crysta’s fam­i­ly, peers from
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Bucks IU Students Benefit from Craft Fair in More Ways Than One

On Saturday October 27th, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) held a craft fair ben­e­fit­ting their Education Foundation, through which teach­ers can apply for grants that sup­port edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams.  To date, almost a half mil­lion dol­lars in grants have been dis­trib­uted, mak­ing a sig­nif­i­cant impact in … Read more...

Pre‑K Counts Free Preschool Now Available Through the Bucks IU

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) has been award­ed a 2018–2019 state grant of $680,000 to pro­vide free preschool to 80 chil­dren from income-eligible fam­i­lies in Bucks coun­ty.  Pennsylvania Pre‑K Counts pro­vides high-quality pre-kindergarten ser­vices to three and four-year old chil­dren at no cost to their fam­i­lies.  Children … Read more...