Parent Training & Information Centers

What is a PTI?

There are nearly 100 Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) in the US and Territories. These Centers perform a variety of direct services for children and youth with disabilities, families, professionals, and other organizations that support them. Some of the activities include:

  • Working with families of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities, birth to 26
  • Helping parents participate effectively in their children’s education and development
  • Partnering with professionals and policy makers to improve outcomes for all children with disabilities

Webinars for Middle School Families

IEP Basics & Beyond During COVID-19

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) provide an overview of the special education process, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) laws.

El IEP: Lo esencial y básico durante COVID-19

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) proveerá una descripción general del proceso de Educación Especial, la Ley de Rehabilitación Sección 504 y la Ley de Educación Especial para Personas con Discapacidades (IDEA – por sus siglas en inglés).

Reading and Writing Supports for Middle School

TASK Parents of middle school students with special needs will find the Parent Training and Information (PTI) TASK’s webinar on Reading and Writing Apps for Middle School to have the latest resources. TASK’s experts guide parents through the latest apps so their student can leverage the technology to build effective literacy and reading skills at their pace.

Apoyos de lectura y escritura para la escuela secundaria

TASK Los padres de estudiantes de escuela intermedia con necesidades especiales encontrarán el seminario web TASK de Capacitación e información para padres (PTI) sobre aplicaciones de lectura y escritura para la escuela intermedia para tener los recursos más recientes. Los expertos de TASK guían a los padres a través de las aplicaciones recientes para que sus estudiantes puedan aprovechar la tecnología para desarrollar habilidades de lectura y alfabetización efectivas a su ritmo.

The IEP Form: One Page at a Time

Matrix Parent Network provide an abridged walk-through of the IEP form, highlighting specific information which should be found on each page of the IEP form.

El formulario IEP: una página a la vez

Matrix Parent Network proveerá una descripción abreviada del formulario del IEP, destacando información específica que debe encontrar en cada página de este formulario.

Centering Youth in the Transition Planning Process

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) discuss how to develop an Individual Transition Plan as part of the Individual Education Program process for youth. We provide tips and advocacy strategies to families and caregivers on how to use the transition process effectively, and discuss ways to shift the focus of the IEP from the parent and school’s goals to a youth centered approach.

Incluir a los Jóvenes en el Proceso de Planificación de la Transición

DREDF analiza cómo desarrollar un Plan de transición individual como parte del proceso del Programa de educación individual para los jóvenes. Proporcionan consejos y estrategias de defensa a las familias y cuidadores sobre cómo utilizar el proceso de transición de manera eficaz, y discuten formas de cambiar el enfoque del IEP de las metas de los padres y la escuela a un enfoque centrado en los jóvenes.

The Individual Transition Plan: Roadmap to Your Student's Independence

Matrix Parent Network provide a walk-through of the ITP form (Individual Transition Plan, part of the IEP), highlighting specific information which should be found on the ITP. We also discuss how the 3 main post-secondary goals of the ITP connect to the activities that support them and to the annual IEP goals.

El Plan de Transicón Individual | Matrix Parent Network | CALI Reads

Matrix proporciona un recorrido del formulario ITP (Plan de transición individual, parte del IEP), destacando la información específica que se debe encontrar en el ITP. También discutimos cómo los 3 principales objetivos postsecundarios del ITP se conectan con las actividades que los apoyan y con los objetivos anuales del IEP.

Building Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy

Parents of middle school students will find expert information on how to be the best advocate for their child with special health care or special education needs from the Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center Support for Families of Children with Disabilities (SFCD.) This webinar shows parents how to get the most for their student when interacting with agencies, teachers, or any service provider. In addition, parents can contact SFCD for individualized support online or by phone.