Special Education: Parent Support Group Information

Meeting information for Bedford County Autism Support Group

When: First Thursday of each month (excluding July and August)
Where: Wolfsburg United Methodist Church
6957 Bedford Valley Road
Bedford, PA 15522
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

For more information please contact:
Amy Howsare (814) 839-4442 or
Beth Gable (814) 932-4967


Meeting information for Bedford County Learning Disability Support Group

When: Last Thursday of each month(excluding May, June, July and August)
Where: Central Elementary School Library
(Chestnut Ridge School District)
Quaker Valley Road. Route 56
Fishertown, PA
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

For more information please contact:
Ann Darrow (814) 733-4908


Helpful Suggestions

  • Read to your child every day regardless of age or reading ability.
  • Plan a regular time and place for your child to read and study. Be available to help with homework assignments.
  • Make sure books your child are reading for fun are not too difficult. If you are not sure if a book is too difficult, have your child read aloud from a page in the middle. If he/she misses more than five words, the book is too difficult.
  • Show your child that learning is important by taking an interest in what your child is doing in school.
  • Praise your child for success. Children need a lot of praise and encouragement.
  • Have a regular bedtime. Children need adequate rest to be successful in school.
  • Give your child a hug each day. Let your child know how important he/she is to you and how proud you are of them.