NOTICE: For more information regarding BARC Developmental Services response to Coronavirus Disease precautions please see the following information from our Executive Director and related documents.
6/5/2020 UPDATE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
Good news to report that Bucks County is now in the yellow phase! After almost 3 months in the red phase and a stay-at-home order, it does signal that we are making progress towards returning to “normal.” Our transition at BARC will be slow and deliberate. The most important thing is to maintain the health and safety of everyone. But we are headed in the right direction!
We now start to prepare for the green phase when we can begin welcoming supported individuals and staff back to the workshops and offices. The Vocational Services management team is developing extensive plans for the eventual re-opening of our day programs in Quakertown and Warminster once Governor Wolf and the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) give us approval to do so. We are not authorized to open the workshop facilities until Bucks County is in the green phase. We also want to stress that once we are able to re-open our two program sites in Quakertown and Warminster, we will have to stagger attendance and folks will only be able to attend on a limited bases, probably one day per week to start, and over time gradually increase the number of days they can attend. As we have more information about our re-opening plans, we will continue to share that information with you.
Thank you to our incredible staff and contractors for their supports to our children and adults over the past several months. A true example of dedication, compassion and resilience.
VOCATIONAL UPDATE: In response to COVID-19 both BARC Production Services Warminster and BARC Production Services Quakertown will be closed for our supported individuals until further notice. As we have updates, they will be posted here and on our pinned Facebook post. Please check back regularly.
EARLY INTERVENTION UPDATE: Parents are offered the services according to their child’s Individualized Family Service Plan by teleintervention. Early Intervention team members are providing support and strategies to each family via a convenient platform. Families that prefer not to participate in teleintervention services are on hold until face to face service is allowed.
As we work closely with our government entities regarding the ever changing information regarding COVID-19, we ask that you please check our Facebook page and website (barcprograms.org) frequently for the most up to date information regarding our services. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this rapidly changing situation.
Who We Are
We are people with disabilities and the members, parents, and staff who support them…We are guided by a volunteer board of directors.
We were founded in 1951 by parents of children with developmental delays. These parents sought growth and achievement opportunities for their children. Today we serve over 700 individuals from birth through retirement.
Early Intervention Programs
We help infants and preschool children develop a variety of skills through our Early Intervention Program. The family is central in planning supports for their child.
We support individuals in their homes through our Residential Program. The supports we provide are as varied as the dreams of the people we serve.
We help develop work skills needed by individuals to earn wages through our Vocational Services Program and our Production Services Program. The JOBS Program offers community based employment services for disabled adults; for more information on JOBS Click Here
Those who choose to work within BARC Developmental Services do so in a multi-faceted environment that allows each associate to perform, grow and succeed. Because we are a growth-oriented, creative agency we seek associates with wide ranging skills and backgrounds to join our team. Many of our employees feel strongly about what we do here at BARC, to read some of their testimonies, click the link to be redirected to our careers page. Read More