Parent Task Force

Welcome to the Local Task Force 17!

The Local Task Force for the Right to Education (LTF) serves parents in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga Counties. We hope to be able to contribute insightful recommendations that will improve, strengthen and help expand services for students with special needs. We provide resources, referrals, information and networking for and between our members and the community. We desire to foster strong, solid working foundations between parents and their school district’s officials, so that everyone who is invested in the education of a student receiving special education services is able to function as a team to obtain the best possible education for the student.

Local events and resources are available on the Parent Support/Resources page of the BLaST IU 17 website – . Should you have any questions, please contact the Local Task Force at 570-323-8561.

Our Mission Statement:

Our Mission Statement: To support children and families in our community by providing leadership, information, training and encouragement.

The Local Parent Task Force is presents it’s meetings for parents from 1:00pm – 2:00pm at the BLaST IU 17 Office located at 2400 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA.


May 3, 2016

The topic for discussion is School Success for Students with Autism. Presented by: Trisha Patterson


March 1, 2016

Practical Solutions for Tough Childhood Problems: Presented by: Kelly Swartwood


November 17, 2015

The topic for discussion is an overview of the Secondary Transition Process: How to prepare for life after high school


September 29, 2015

The topic for discussion is an overview of the Special Education Process: What is the Process for Obtaining Services for my Preschool and/or School Age Child?




Directions & Contact information



Resources and Websites

Center for Independent Living of North Central PA

Parent Education Network