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.
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Resources for Parents & Families on the Partners Resource Network web page
Federal Guidance
U.S. Department of Education Releases Webinar, Fact Sheet for Protecting Students' Civil Rights During COVID-19 Response.

Click HERE to view the webinar.          Click HERE to see the fact sheet.
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has issued guidance on providing services to children with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic March 2020. 
The document is available here.
COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel
Learn More Here>
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is recommended as the primary source of information. 
The CDC information on the virus can be found here. 
Disability Rights Texas has produced a new resource with regard to students with disabilities in public schools during the Coronavirus outbreak. 
The resource is available HERE

HHSC Launches Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line

AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This new resource offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. People can call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at 833-986-1919.

For Parents
Updated: 176 free K-12 resources during coronavirus pandemic
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, solution providers are offering schools and districts resources, services and teaching materials at no charge. 
Click HERE for resources
How to Explain Coronavirus to a Child with Anxiety

Coronavirus is scary for all of us. For children with comorbid anxiety disorder, school closures and health threats are downright paralyzing. Here are 11 expert tips for talking to your child about COVID-19, navigating the next few weeks at home together, and living with the constant hum of uncertainty in an ADHD household.  Read More>

Supporting Kids During the Coronavirus Crisis
Tips for families with children at home.  Read More>
Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis
Tips for parents with older children at home.  Read More>
Autism and the Coronavirus: Resources for Families
Tips for supporting kids on the spectrum with school and services interrupted.  Read More>

How to Talk About Coronavirus With Kids

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Read the latest on COVID-19 and Tele-Intervention and Distance Learning, and review recent webinars on these topics!
CoronaSchooling? Daily Schedule Advice
Feds Clarify Special Ed Guidance For School Closures

DeVos Could Recommend Waiving IDEA Protections
Advocacy During the COVID-19 Crisis:
Writing Things Down,
 Postponing an IEP Meeting and Your Child's Test Scores
Your Questions, Answered | DeafBlind Students | Changing Accommodations

Assistive Listening Technology
For YOUth
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

Coping after Disaster Activity book
For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.
Take Control of Your Online Learning: Tips for Deaf College Students
On Sesame Street in CommunitiesHealth Emergencies, a new topic page created especially with parents and caregivers in mind. The resources on this page are meant to bolster connections between providers and families, as well as within families.
Toolkits and Parent's Guides
Toolkit designed to help families supporting individuals with autism during the COVID19 epidemic. 
A Parent’s Guide to Virtual Learning: 4 Actions to Improve Your Child’s Experience With Online Learning
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