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Berks County Intermediate Unit - An Educational Service Agency


The Berks County Intermediate Unit oversees support for students with special needs who may require advocacy and representation in the educational process. Students are provided with a variety of services, including support through the special education process, advocacy, and progress monitoring.

For the recruitment of surrogate parents, the BCIU utilizes the United Way of Berks County’s “Volunteer Solutions” Web-based software. If you would like to volunteer as a surrogate parent or would like to know more about the opportunity to do so, you can begin by visiting the Volunteer Solutions Web site at Using the keywords "surrogate parent," you can view information about how you may help children with special needs by serving as a volunteer surrogate parent.

Brian Hocking - 610-987-8504 -