OSEP`s Parent Centers - OSEP Ideas that Work

Report
Carmen Sánchez, Education Program Specialist
Office of Special Education Programs
US Department of Education
The ABCs of Parent Centers

PTIs
parent training and information centers
CPRCs
community parent resource centers
PTACs
parent technical assistance centers
Parent Centers in IDEA

 Sections 671, 672, and 673 of the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) authorize the
establishment of PTIs, CPRCs, and PTACs
 Section 671 establishes that only non-profit parent
organizations may be PTIs and CPRCs
 Grants and cooperative agreements funding parent
centers are discretionary
 The Office of Special Education Programs in the US
Department of Education administers the parent
center program
Purpose of Parent Centers

 The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
requires the “children with disabilities and their
parents receive training and information designed to
assist the children in meeting developmental and
functional goals and challenging academic
achievement goals, and in preparing to lead
productive independent
adult lives”
Parent Training &
Information Centers (PTIs)

 Assist parents of children with disabilities (& at
risk), ages birth to 26 to:
 Understand their child’s disability
 Work with professionals to obtain services
 Participate in decision-making
 Obtain information on research-based practices
 Understand IDEA requirements
 Participate in school reform activities
 PTIs partner with state agencies in system
reform efforts
Parent Training & Information
Centers (PTIs)
Statewide or
regional
programs in
large states
(CA, FL, IL,
MI, NY, OH,
TX)
Also in
territories
(VI, PR, GU)

Community Parent Resource
Centers (CPRCs)

Same responsibilities as PTIs
Grassroots organizations targeting a specific
population and/or geographical region
More intensive assistance for unserved or
underserved populations
Partners with local agencies
Funding for up to 30 CPRCs
Parent Centers in
PROMISE States

 Arkansas – Arkansas Disability Coalition (PTI)
www.adcpti.org
Northwest Arkansas CPRC www.nwacprc.org
 Maryland – Parent’s Place of Maryland
www.ppmd.org
 Wisconsin – Wisconsin FACETS (PTI)
www.wifacets.org
Alianza Latina Aplicando Soluciones (CPRC)
www.alianzalatinawi.org
Parent Centers in
PROMISE States

 California PTIs –
Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK)
www.taskca.org
Exceptional Parents Unlimited www.epuchildren.org
Parents Helping Parents
www.php.com
Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center
www.matrixparents.org
Disability Rights Defense Fund
dredf.org
Rowell Family Empowerment
www.rfenc.org
Parent Centers in
PROMISE States

California CPRCs –
Fiesta Educativa
www.fiestaeducativa.org
Chinese Parents for the Disabled
www.cpad.org
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
www.supportforfamilies.org
Parents CAN
www.parentscan.org
Parent Centers in
PROMISE States

New York PTIs –
Advocacy Center www.advocacycenter.com
Advocates for Children of New York
www.advocatesforchildren.org
Resources for Children with Special Needs
www.resourcesnyc.org
Sinergia
www.sinergiany.org
Parent Centers in
PROMISE States

New York CPRCs –
Parent Network of Western NY
www.parentnetworkwny.org
United We Stand of New York
www.uwsofny.org
Parent Centers in
PROMISE States
 ASPIRE States

 Arizona – Raising Special Kids
www.raisingspecialkids.org
 Colorado – PEAK Parent Center (PTI)
www.peakparent.org
Denver Metro CPRC www.denvermetrocprc.org
 Montana – Parents Let’s Unite for Kids www.pluk.org
 North Dakota – Pathfinder Parent Center
www.pathfinder-nd.org
 South Dakota – South Dakota Parent Connection
www.sdparent.org
 Utah – Utah Parent
www.utahparentcenter.org
 Native American PTAC – www.naptac.org

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