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Partners Resource Network PATH Project is one of four Texas Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) funded through the Department of Education.  We provide free information, technical assistance and ARD support to parents of children with special needs.
Our mission is to empower parents of children with disabilities to be effective advocates for their children and to promote positive parent/professional partnership.
If you would like to tell us how we are doing (and possibly win a gift card), please click the button below and take our 7-question survey.
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Upcoming Webinars and Workshops
What is Child Find? Tips for Parents
August 16, 2022 | 12:15 p.m. CST 
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Cómo Colaborar con el Desarrollo de tu Hijo/a con Trastorno del
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August 15th, 2022
Community Resources

Students who receive special education services, who are currently enrolled in a Texas public school, and are identified as "medically fragile" now qualify for the new SSES+ grant from TEA. Additional information about the SSES+ Medically Fragile program can be found by clicking the link below.

  • Families of qualifying students will receive online accounts to purchase goods or services that help their student access public school and/or health related services at home or where care is provided.  
  • SSES+ accounts begin with a $5,000 grant. Families are able to request additional funds for more expensive items through TEA. This form is only available through the SSES+ award email. 
  • There is currently enough funding for all students who are identified as medically fragile. This funding is separate and apart from the current SSES program. 
For more information click HERE.  
Get Ahead of What's Ahead! 
Disasters strike without a warning; make a plan and be prepared ahead of time.
Visit
 Texas Ready and learn how to build an emergency kit while keeping in mind special planning needs. 
EXPERT: Beverley Holden Johns
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, August 9 @ 1pm U.S. Eastern Time
(12pm CT; 11am MT; 10am PT)  

Register Here
 
For YOUth
Your IEP helps you on your road to adulthood. It has lots of parts!

Like the people on your IEP team, information about where you are right now in your life, your goals for your future, and activities you're doing this year to help you get ready for your future. What's in your IEP?

Use this Owner's Manual to learn about the different parts of your IEP that will help you succeed in your plans for your life after high school. Get in the driver's seat of your IEP!

To get the manual go to
:  https://www.pacer.org/parent/php/PHP-a55.pdf
Youth with disabilities need to be actively involved in planning for their own futures.  Independent Futures that Work helps these youth learn, live, and work towards an independent future.
Working Independently Here We Come

Working Independently, Here We Come! is a checklist that provides a listing of skills, under various headings, that youth with disabilities will need to work on in order to work as independently as possible given their unique needs and challenges.  The checklist can be used as a transition assessment to identify skills already mastered and those still needing specially-designed instruction.

Useful Guides and Toolkits



Schools should be looking closely at their discipline data for disparities, officials said. Schools also should be training staff to help students with disabilities who struggle with their behavior without removing them from school. The education department released a series of letters and documents that spell out states’ and school districts’ responsibilities to avoid discriminating against students with disabilities when it comes to school discipline.

Learn more Here...

and check out the FACT SHEET below
Articles of Interest
Biden’s Tutoring Initiative: What Will It Mean for Learning Recovery?

The Biden administration is positioning its new initiative to bring 250,000 tutors and mentors to American schools over the next three years as a way to help propel students to academic recovery in the wake of pandemic schooling disruptions.   Continue Reading...


Talking About School Safety With Kids: A Guide for Educators

High-profile acts of violence like the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman shot and killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school, resonate with students and educators far beyond where the tragedy takes place. After the Texas shooting—as with other such attacks—educators nationwide were called upon to help students manage their fears, and help them feel safe and ready to learn.  Continue Reading...


How an FBA Can Help Children in the Classroom

An FBA is a functional behavioral assessmentLike the name suggests, it is an evaluation of a student's behavior. An FBA represents an attempt to look beyond the obvious interpretation of a behavior as "bad" to determine what function it may be serving for a child. Quite often, understanding why a child behaves the way they do is the first step to developing strategies to prevent, modify, or redirect the behavior.    Read more Here > >


Self-directed lessons can help educators identify gifted learners

Many signs can point to giftedness, from an affinity for recalling facts to having a good sense of humor, Cabrera Martirena writes. But educators might not recognize other signs including procrastination, emotional outbursts, and not working well in a group due to a preference for working alone.  Read more Here > >


How Gestures Can Help Students Learn

Having students make hand gestures connected to what they’re learning can help them remember new information, including vocabulary. But there are some important caveats.  
Read more Here > >


Practical Strategies & Tools to Help Kids with Dysgraphia

Increasing muscle strength, using screen filters, and eliminating fluorescent lights are just some ways to treat dysgraphia – a disability that impacts writing abilities – and to improve handwriting for a lifetime..  Read more Here > >

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline offers 24/7 access to trained counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. There is a tremendous need, given:

  • In 2020, the U.S. had one death by suicide every 11 minutes.
  • For people ages 10–34, suicide is a leading cause of death.
  • From April 2020 through April 2021, over 100,000 people died from drug overdoses.

Behind each of these data points, there are people, families, and communities who have been impacted. Yet, in the face of these urgent realities, there is hope. The 988 Lifeline helps thousands of struggling people overcome suicidal crises or mental-health-related distress every day.

People can call or text 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

No matter where you live in the United States, by using 988 you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.

Review the 988 Partner Toolkit here which includes: 

  • Key messages
  • FAQs
  • Social Media Resources
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