Partners Resource Network PATH Project is one of three 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.
Upcoming Regional Conferences
FREE Webinars
The Exercise Rx for ADHD: How Movement Improves Attention, Working Memory, and Executive Functions
with John J. Ratey, M.D.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 @ 2pm ET
Register HERE!
Can't attend the webinar? Don't worry.
As long as you register, we'll email you the replay link
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Powerful evidence shows that exercise helps children and adults manage their ADHD. Movement turns on the brain’s attention networks and eases other symptoms, such as hyperactivity. Physical activity also has a positive effect on behavior and motivation, resulting in better school performance and better self-esteem.
Not Quite Ready for College?
Learn how to help your teen with ADHD explore post-high school options, including gap years and alternatives to college.

Register for this webinar
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Facebook Live Q&A with Chuck Noe

Tuesday, February 5 @ 12:15 p.m. CST

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Regional Workshops and Events
Region 5 - Beaumont
Regional Coordinator: Marion Campbell
Click HERE for Region 5 events.
Region 6 - Huntsville
Regional Coordinator: Gail Wright
Click HERE for Region 6 events.
Region 7 - Kilgore/Tyler
Regional Coordinator: Dee Lower
Click HERE for Region 7 events.
Region 8 - Texarkana
Regional Coordinator: In Training

Region 9 - Wichita Falls
Regional Coordinator: Shamayn Kennedy
Click HERE for Region 9 events.
Region 10 - Dallas
Regional Coordinator: Jim Wright
Click HERE for Region 10 events.
Region 11 - Fort Worth
Regional Coordinator: Shannon Rosson
Click HERE for Region 11 events.
Region 12 - Waco
Regional Coordinator: Robin Tenboer
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Region 13 - Austin
Regional Coordinator: Veronica Alvarez
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Outreach Coordinator - Lucia Lingo
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As parents of special education students prepare for their student’s spring Admission Review Dismissal (ARD) meetings, the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities is pleased to bring you a session on writing measurable goals. This webinar is free.

“Individual Education Program - Present Levels to Measurable Annual Goals”

Saturday, February 16, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Registration link:

Join us to learn quality Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP) components along with measurable standards-based goals and objectives. Shemica will discuss why the PLAAFP is the cornerstone for creating a high-quality Individualized Education Plan (IEP). You will be able to use the tools learned to help advocate for appropriate IEP goals and services.

Youth Leadership

Starting with Me: A Guide to Person-Centered Planning for Job Seekers

Looking for a job? First, look inside yourself. Starting with Me: A Guide to Person-Centered Planning for Job Seekers is a career development guide to help you make satisfying job choices. Finding satisfying work doesn’t usually just happen by applying for a job in the newspaper. The process involves several phases– and it all begins with you.

How to Write a Resume

Your resume is your most important tool when applying for a job. It doesn't matter how qualified you are, or how much experience you have - if your resume is poorly presented or badly written, you're going to have trouble getting the job you want - or even an interview.
HERE to learn more. 

Community Event
Attend the LDA Conference this February 18-21, 2019, to meet others who have walked in your shoes and can provide support and resources to help you better navigate mental health issues with your child or student.  To learn more, click HERE>>
Articles of Interest
New Ride-sharing Apps Cater to People with Disabilities

Despite requirements set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act, access to transportation remains a major obstacle for people with disabilities. According to a survey of 1,650 people conducted by KRC Research for the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, “Eighty percent of people with a disability and 40 percent of older adults who don’t drive said they couldn’t do all the activities and errands they needed or wanted to do because they couldn’t get around.”

Read more HERE>>
 Why Do Kids Have Trouble With Transitions?
Being asked to switch gears is a common trigger for problem behavior like whining and tantrums.  Read more HERE>>
Tips for Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs
Whether a child is born with a disability or becomes disabled later in life, his special needs are likely to affect the whole family. Grandparents are no exception.   Read more HERE>>
Tips for Beating Test Anxiety   
Study strategies and coping skills transform attitudes.  Read more HERE>>

Assistive Technology for Writing
Assistive technology (AT) can help kids with different types of writing challenges. AT tools can make the physical act of writing easier, as well as help kids who have trouble with spelling and grammar, and with organizing and expressing their thoughts. Click HERE to learn more.
8 Steps to Better IEP Meetings: Play Hearts, Not Poker-Read more HERE>>
Confused about What Qualifies as a Service Animal under the Law?
Changing airline policies about emotional support animals have been in the news recently. If a companion animal is registered as a service dog, it can legally accompany travelers onto the cabin of an airplane during flights, but it’s important to know your airline’s policy prior to booking travel.
This short issue brief from the Southeast ADA Center and Burton Blatt Institute looks at the questions courts ask about service animals in a broader context.
 How to Meditate ADHD-Style
Fact: You need not sit quietly in the lotus position to reap the body- and brain-calming benefits of mindfulness. 
5 New Apps for People with Special Needs
Apps are popping up all over! And that includes apps for people with disabilities. Here are some recommendations.​
Featured Resource

A Guide to Disability Rights

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted 28 years ago  reaffirmed our nation’s commitment to ensuring that people with disabilities (56 millions Americans) have the right to live, work, and fully participate in the community alongside with their fellow citizens. The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability or have a relationship or association with an individual with a disability.  Learn more HERE.

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