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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.
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.
Click HERE to locate and contact your PTI

Parental Rights
February 9 @ 12:15 p.m. CT


Special Guest Presenter: Dustin Rynders, Disability Rights Texas

Parents will receive an overview of key parental rights in special education including and practical tips on how to protect their child’s interest. The presentation will include identification, evaluation, ARD procedures, placement and discipline protections.


REGISTER FOR THE FEB. 9 WEBINAR

Click HERE for the upcoming PRN-PATH Project Webinars
FB Live with Chuck Noe

Join Chuck live @ http://www.facebook.com/prntexas

Feb. 1st and 15th, 2021
Greetings, teachers and parents!

You are invited to participate in a project aimed at understanding how Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are developed for students with extensive support needs. All you have to do is contact me or complete an online survey where you can provide your contact information to arrange a 20- to 30-minute interview.
By participating, you will be entered into a drawing for one of 40 $20 Visa gift cards.

Please contact Dr. Emily Kuntz at 
emily.kuntz@ou.edu for more information.
 
Did you know that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) allows individualized education program (IEP) teams (in Texas, this team is called the ARD committee) to use “alternative means of meeting participation, such as video conferences and conference calls” (34 CFR §300.328)? No matter the format of the meeting, all required participants - including parents - should be present and/or appropriately excused from the meeting [if mutually agreed upon in writing; 34 CFR §300.321(e)(2)].

Download this great and useful factsheet
 HERE.

Health and Wellness Apps for Transition-Age Youth

This handout from PACER’s Simon Technology Center lists links to free and low-cost health and wellness apps for transition-age youth. It includes apps to help manage prescriptions, take medications on time, track health conditions, promote fitness and nutrition, learn to relax, take charge of anxiety, build healthy habits, and more.

High school requires efficient study strategies, reliable time management, and no small amount of internal motivation — skills that seldom come naturally to adolescents with ADHD.... That's where this guide comes in! Written for teens, it contains practical to-dos for academics & organization, at school and at home.
 
The application window is now open and will close on June 31, 2021.

Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) are on-line accounts for eligible parents/caregivers of students with significant and complex disabilities that have been impacted by COVID-19 school closures. Families of students with eligible disabilities can use the on-line accounts to obtain special educational resources and supplies and/or services such as additional speech therapy or other specific services. SSES credits are up to $1,500 per student to be used to supplement what otherwise happens in school to help students continue to make educational progress.
 
CDC Study Pinpoints Prevalence Of Intellectual Disability

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are offering up a new estimate of the number of American children with intellectual disability.
In a study looking at 8-year-olds in several communities across the nation, CDC researchers found that 1.2% had IQ scores of 70 or below qualifying them for an intellectual disability diagnosis.  Continue Reading...
‘The Reason I Jump’ Review: Portraits of Autism

In the book " The Reason I Jump" published in 2007, the author Naoki Higashida, who wrote it when he was 13, says he hopes to explain “what’s going on in the minds of people with autism.”   Higashida, a nonspeaking autistic person, structures the book as a Q. and A., answering questions like, “How are you writing these sentences?” and “What are your thoughts on autism itself?”  Continue Reading...

Why You Lash Out — Sometimes for No Good Reason
 
Do you slam doors? Throw heavy objects? Give in to road rage? If you overreact or get defensive very easily, these anger-management tips can help.  Read more HERE > >
Now That I’m Organized, I Realize I’m Happier in Chaos
I’m not sorry that my house is clean. I just need time to adjust to a life where chaos isn’t conducting the orchestra.           Read more HERE > >

Echolalia Autism: Why Does My Child Repeat Me?
 
Many children on the autism spectrum use echolalia (repeating other people’s words and sentences) as a way of responding to direction, as well as expressing their wants and needs.  Read more HERE > >

Making a Sensory Gym for Your Child With Autism
 
A sensory gym is a room that is completely dedicated to sensory play. Sensory gyms normally include equipment that is designed to provide vestibular and proprioceptive input.   Read more HERE > >
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Why ADHD in Women is Routinely Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Treated Inadequately
ADHD is not a male disorder, but men and boys are diagnosed far more commonly than women and girls. Why?
Read more HERE > >
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How to give praise that builds your child’s self-esteem
You know it’s important to praise kids. But it’s even more meaningful for kids to learn to appreciate their own efforts. Self-esteem comes from working hard toward a goal and feeling good about it.   Read more HERE > >
Virtual Meetings: Strategies, Tips and Resources
Click HERE

Service Animals on Planes
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2825 Wilcrest Drive, Suite 205
Houston, TX 77042-3396
Phone: 409.898.4684
Toll Free: 1.800.866.4726
pathproject@sbcglobal.net

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