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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.
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February 15th, 2021
A Texas law[1] requires school districts and public charter schools to place video cameras in certain self-contained special education classrooms and settings upon request from a parent, staff member, principal, or school board. This law is intended to protect students who, because of a disability, might not be able to report abuse or neglect by district employees or other students.

The primary resource is How to Request a Camera in Your Child's Special Education Classroom. This handout provides information about the law, what classrooms are eligible for a camera, how to request a camera, and more. Also, there are related sample letters parents and others can use to Request a Camera for a Special Education Classroom and/or Report an Incident and Request a Recording.

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Everyone needs financial skills to make smart decisions about money. As a person with a disability, there are some additional things you need to know to be sure you can get what you need to live independently.
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Articles of Interest
Doctors Know Little About Their Obligations To People With Disabilities, Study Finds

Three decades after the Americans with Disabilities Act took effect, new research finds that many physicians remain unaware of their obligations under the law when caring for people with disabilities.   Continue Reading...

What Good Social-Emotional Learning Should Look Like: First, Listen to the Community

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, or CASEL, has selected a new president and CEO: Aaliyah A. Samuel, the deputy assistant secretary for local, state, and national engagement for the U.S. Department of Education.  Samuel is taking the wheel at a time when there is an unprecedented surge of interest in social-emotional learning among educators and policymakers brought on by the pandemic and the trauma and disruptions it has caused for schoolchildren.   Continue Reading...

Common Causes of Behavior Problems in Kids

When children act out more than occasionally — with frequent tantrums, outbursts or defiance — the first step to dealing with the problem behavior is finding out what’s behind it. And the cause may not be obvious.  Especially when children are young, they may not be able to tell you what they’re feeling. And in fact they may not even know what’s bothering them.  Read more Here > > 

Crime Against People With Disabilities On The Rise

People with disabilities are nearly four times more likely than others to be victims of violent crime, according to new federal data.  Between 2017 and 2019, individuals with disabilities accounted for 26% of victims of nonfatal violent crime in this country despite representing just 12% of the population. In 2019 alone, the rate of violent crime against people with disabilities rose to 49.2 per 1,000 compared to 12.4 per 1,000 for typically developing individuals. 
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Anger Is Important — But Only When It’s Managed

Anger leads the list of emotions that can get kids into trouble. Here are simple anger management strategies (that parents can teach at home!) to help your child learn the purpose of anger and how she can get it under control.  Read more Here > >

Mastercard introduces accessible card for blind and partially sighted people

Mastercard extends its commitment to inclusivity by introducing a new accessible card standard for blind and partially sighted people, called the Touch Card. There are few effective ways for the visually impaired to quickly determine whether they're holding a credit, debit or prepaid card, particularly as more cards move to flat designs without embossed name and numbers. Mastercard is addressing this challenge with a simple yet effective innovation. 
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Firm Designs Buildings To Meet Needs Of Kids With Autism

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Steve Orfield thinks a building design tailored to kids with autism might be good for everyone.  His business, Orfield Laboratories, based in Minneapolis, designs buildings to provide a sense of calm for anyone on the autism spectrum. Through years of consulting, he has found that the simplified design has the same effect on anyone in schools, clinics and offices.  Read more Here > >

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Useful Guides and Toolkits
Activities Guide: Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence

Executive function and self-regulation (EF/SR) skills provide critical supports for learning and development, and while we aren’t born with these skills, we are born with the potential to develop them through interactions and practice.

This 16-page guide (available for download, HERE), describes a variety of activities and games that represent age-appropriate ways for adults to support and strengthen various components of EF/SR in children.

Each chapter of this guide contains activities suitable for a different age group, from infants to teenagers. The guide may be read in its entirety (which includes the introduction and references) or in discrete sections geared to specific age groups.

Suggested citation: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University (2014). Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence. Retrieved from

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