Special Education Transition Information

This site will provide students and families with important information regarding Transition for students ages 14-21. It is our goal to update this website with valuable resources to include Post-Secondary Education, Employment, and Independent Living Information. It is never too early to begin planning for life after BCTHS.

Community Resources/Contact Information

Bucks County Department of Mental Health Developmental Programs


Bucks County Department of Behavioral Health


Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission Inc


Emergency Numbers

Bucks County Mental Health 24- Hour Crisis Intervention Services


Lenape Valley Crisis Center

Lower Bucks- 215-785-9765

Bucks County Children and Youth


NOVA Hotline (Network of Victim Assistance)


Mental Health Services

The following agencies provide services to people with no Insurance and those with Medical Assistance and Insurance:

Lenape Valley Foundation- 215-345-5300

NHS Human Services- 215-788-8175

Penndel Mental Health Center- 215-752-1541

Penn Foundation- 215- 257-6551

The following agencies provide services and support to people with Medical Assistance and Insurance:

Family Service Association of Bucks County- 215-757-6916

New Life of Community Health Services, Inc. 215-638-8600

Pan American MH 215-788-6080

Drug and Alcohol Services

Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc- 215-773-9313

Housing Assistance

Bucks County Housing Link (For individuals who are homeless or experiencing housing-related crisis)- 1-800-810-4434

Financial and Food Assistance

Bucks County Opportunity Council (Food, panty, utility aid & self-sufficiency programs)

Bristol 215-781-2661

Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213

Dept. of Public Welfare (Programs include cash assistance, food stamps, and Medical Assistance Insurance)- 215-781-3300

Transportation Information

Bucks County Transport (Applications and appointment scheduling for Medical Assistance Transportation Program, Persons with Disabilities Program, Warminster Rush, and Doylestown Dart) 1-888-795-0740

Behavioral Health-Health Choice Resource and Referral

Magellan Health Services 1-877-769-9784

Advocacy/Peer Support For Young/Adults

Voice and Vision Inc 1-800-734-5665

The Council of Southeast PA Inc- 1-800-221-6333 (M-F 9:00-5:00)

Disability Rights PA 1-800-692-7443

Listed below are important community contact numbers/resources:

  • Center for Independent Living: 215-781-5070
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation:484-250-4340
  • Bucks County Dept. of Mental Health/Mental Retardation:
  • 215-442-0760
  • Lenape Valley Foundation: 215-345-5300
  • Northwestern Human Services: 215-949-3230
  • Penn Foundation: 215-257-6551
  • Penndel Mental Health: 215-572-1541
  • NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance): 1-800-675-6900
  • Social Security Administration: 1-800-772-1213
  • PA Disability Rights Network: 1-800-692-7443


To obtain Mental Health or Early Intervention services, contact the agency closest to you; For Developmental Programs information and intake contact the Department of Mental Health/Developmental Programs at 215-444-2800.

Bucks County Mental Health/Developmental Programs

600 Louis Drive

Suite 101

Warminster, PA 18974


Developmental Programs

Services include Case Management/Service Coordination, Family Driven Support Services, Information and Referral and Consultation and Education. Residential Services include: Home Based, Family Living, Supported Living and Community Living Arrangements (CLA). The Program also administers Vocational Services, Competitive Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Adult Training.

Modern Driver Institute: Quakertown


Phone: (267) 772-8689

Email: mike@moderndriver.org

Transition Resources

Secondary Transition Flier Nov 2019_rev[1].pdf
Copy of OVR-600-Color.pdf
LCSInfoSheet_Revised 6.4.18.pdf
2019Transition Fair Flyer
Apply for OVR through CareerLink - Online Pre-Application Instructions
PS Timelines.pdf
Integrated Studies GMercyU Brochure.pdf
BCT Application.pdf
The College of New Jersey.pdf
Accessibility Response Letter.pdf

Secondary Transition Website- BCIU

This website, which is continually updated, provides youth, young adults, parents, and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals related to education, employment, and community living. Scroll through this homepage to find topics that are of interest to you.


Special Needs Trust Fund Information

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Save the Date!!

Special Needs Housing Resources Event

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Doylestown YMCA - 2500 Lower State Rd Doylestown, PA

Sponsored by 1847Financial:

What an amazing lineup we've assembled for an information-packed evening. Please RSVP as this event is expected to be standing room only!

Sara Crimm – Families CCAN – Readiness for Independence

Beth Rosenwasser, PhD – Judith Creed Horizons for Achieving Independence (JCHAI) – The JCHAI Model – Independence Built Through Community

Kimberly Krauter – Advanced Living Communities – Innovative Housing Trends

Sabrina Conyon & Jessica Cichocki – Access Services - Lifesharing and Independent Living Options

Please enjoy this month's newsletter and feel free to share with others. Find us on Facebook to be kept up to date on new events and workshops too!

Interested in hosting a workshop for your families? Should your employer be offering something similar? Please reach out to Pat!

Upcoming Fall Workshops:

Tuesday October 15th, 6:30pm

Hosted by: YMCA of Bucks County - Newtown

190 S Sycamore St

Newtown, PA 18940

Wednesday October 23rd, 6:00pm

Hosted by: Avon Grove School District

Avon Grove Intermediate School

395 S Jennersville Rd

West Grove, PA 19390

Tuesday, October 29th, 6:30pm

Hosted by: Mercy School for Special Learning

The Mercy School for Special Learning

830 S Woodward St

Allentown, PA 18103

Wednesday November 6th, 6:30pm

Hosted by: Chester County Down Syndrome Interest Group

Chester County Intermediate Unit

455 Boot Rd Downingtown, PA 19335

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