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
Live Webinar on August 13 at 1 pm ET
Teaching Executive Functions to Children with ADHD: A Course for Teachers (and Parents).  Register Here>>
Live Webinar on August 29 at 1 pm ET
Reset Your Schedule for School: How to Create a Calmer, Happier, Easier Routine.  Register Here>>
August #ABLEtoSave Webinar Series

The ABLE National Resource Center is excited to announce our annual, nationwide #ABLEtoSave Awareness Campaign Webinar Series that will run throughout the month of August 2019. The series provides information about Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts. Weekly webinars will be held each Thursday in August from 2:00- 3:00 p.m. ET and will include information for people with disabilities, family members and those who support them. Each webinar will feature the stories of ABLE account owners and/or family members and how an ABLE account enhances the health, independence and quality of life for people with disabilities.

The webinar on August 1 is an orientation and an introduction to ABLE accounts and #ABLEtoSave month. To kick off the #ABLEtoSave campaign, you will hear the stories of several ABLE account owners and their ABLE goals and the wide variety of ways in which an ABLE account can be used. #ABLEtoSave weekly webinars will include the following:

  • Kick off: August 1: Welcome to #ABLEtoSave Month: An Orientation on What You Need to Know About ABLE (REGISTER)
  • Week 1: August 8: Opening an ABLE Account: Key Decisions for Success (REGISTER)
  • Week 2: August 15: ABLE Best Practices and Action Steps for Family Members and Supporters (Circle of Support) (REGISTER)
  • Week 3: August 22: ABLE Best Practices for Working-Age Adults (REGISTER)
  • Week 4: August 29: Celebrating All the Ways You Are ABLE: Announcing Winners from the #ABLEtoSave Video Contest and Next Steps! (REGISTER)

Professionals serving military families are faced with thousands of organizations offering an array of information and services for military families; much of it available online. Our network sifts through this information, with resources that help you learn, share, and engage with other service providers to improve your practice and ultimately improve the lives of the service members and families you serve. We offer certificates of completion and professional associations accreditations, such as NASW CEUs, Fincert, AFCPE, and others, for many of our online learning events. Here are some of the ways you can learn with us:



Click HERE to learn with us

Live chat via Facebook

Facebook Live Q&A with Chuck Noe

Tuesday, August 20th @ 12:15 p.m. CST
Tuesday, September 3rd @ 12:15 p.m. CST

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Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship Opportunity
Applications Open for 10 Indigenous Knowledge Fellowships

Due September 13, 2019

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and The Henry Luce Foundation (Luce) have partnered to launch the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship. The fellowship is a 12-month, self-directed enrichment program designed to support the growth, development, knowledge and networks of Indigenous knowledge holders and knowledge makers.
First Nations is now accepting applications for the inaugural year of the program. In 2020, First Nations will award 10 fellowships of $50,000 each to outstanding Native Americans engaged in meaningful work that benefits Indigenous people and communities in either reservation and/or urban settings.
This fellowship is intended to support Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers as they advance their work and significantly move forward their field in ways that will ultimately lead to broad, transformative impacts for Indigenous communities.  It is open to both emerging and experienced leaders from a wide variety of fields, including but not limited to agriculture, food systems, youth leadership development, natural resource management, climate change, economic development, journalism, language and cultural revitalization, traditional and contemporary arts and more.

Complete information and a link to the online application can be found here

All applications must be completed and submitted by 5 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time on Friday, September 13, 2019.
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: Patricia Reedy

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
In Training
For assistance contact the project office at
409-898-4684 or

Region 13 - Austin
Regional Coordinator: Veronica Alvarez
Click HERE for Region 13 events.

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Outreach Coordinator - Lucia Lingo
Click HERE for Outreach Coordinator events.

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For YOUth

Problem-solving skills can help students manage stress.

This accessible, online Series provides relatively short introductions to key concepts and skills needed to support students in becoming self-determined and engaging in one’s educational planning. 
Understanding Internships
An internship is a great way to learn about a profession, explore employment options, develop and foster new networks, explore workplace cultures, and learn if a particular career path is right for you.

PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment’s webpage, Understanding Internships, provides answers to basic questions such as “Why seek an internship?,” “What is an internship?,” “What are the benefits of internships?,” and “Where do I find an internship?”
from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD), presents steps for finding an internship or other work-based learning opportunity and provides youth with tips on how to get the most out of the experience.
Articles of Interest
Are you the parent of a kid with a disability? Wondering if you need to be talking to your child about consent (the answer is yes.)? Looking for some advice on how to start the conversation?

Check out this video of 
Daisy and their mom talking about how parents can use consent to create physical empowerment in their children!

21 Questions to Ask Instead of: "How Was Your Day?"

"How did you help somebody today?" "When were you happiest?" And more Qs to ignite your after-school conversations.
Strategies for Assistive Technology Negotiations

If you are negotiating with the school for Assistive Technology services and the school says, 

We can't afford that!           Your response might be...

Find strategies for responding to gatekeepers and the resources to back them up HERE

Learn More in Less Time — and Make It Stick
Students with ADHD do not need to study more; they need to study differently. Rereading a textbook is the most ineffective way of studying, and research shows that this is the number-one way to prepare for an exam →
How to Help Kids Deal With Cyberbullying
Empowering them with information and strategies to protect themselves.

Coping With Incarceration | Sesame Street in Communities
The incarceration of a loved one can be overwhelming for both children and caregivers. It takes special effort to start important conversations and answer kids’ questions. With love and support, the family can cope with the challenges of incarceration together. This resource page includes multiple articles and short videos featuring Sesame Street characters.
If Your Mornings Are Hell, Read This
Kids with ADHD often lack the executive function skills needed to wake up, get ready, and get to school on time. This morning routine can help.
Organization Skills for Teenagers and Young Adults
Tested strategies for staying on top of things.
OCD and Suicide
How unwanted thoughts of suicide can be mistaken for being suicidal.
How to Help Children Calm Down
Techniques for helping kids regulate their emotions and avoid explosive behavior.
Why We Should Let Our Kids Be Bored
When her child complains, "I'm bored," this mom no longer suggests activities to cure the ennui. Here, she explains why those moments should be treasured. “That’s great you’re bored. That’s when people have the best ideas!” 
14 Ways to Help Older Kids Build Motor Skills
Children develop gross and fine motor skills at different rates. And while there are many activities to help younger kids work on fine and gross motor skills, they’re not generally aimed at older kids who struggle with these skills. Here are 14 fun activities suited for older kids to help them build gross and fine motor skills without making it seem like more work. Also available in Spanish(14 formas de ayudar a chicos más grandes a desarrollar habilidades motoras).
What Parents Need to Know About Oppositional Defiance
Forty percent of children with ADHD also develop ODD, demonstrating consistently angry and disruptive behaviors toward authority figures. Learn the signs + how to regain control.
Depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental health conditions that affect people with autism that can also increase risk for suicide.  Read More
Ketogenic Diet for Kids with Epilepsy
The ketogenic diet may be a treatment option for kids with epilepsy who are not successfully treated with medication or are not candidates for surgery. This is a very high-fat diet that has been used for almost 100 years to treat epilepsy. 
Read More
Resource Highlight
IEPs: Developing High-Quality Individualized Education Programs
This module details how to develop high-quality IEPs for students with disabilities. The module discusses the requirements for IEPs as outlined in IDEA, with implications of the Supreme Court's ruling in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District.
Apraxia-Kids supports parents and professionals in understanding and raising awareness for childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). Upon hearing the diagnosis for the first time, the amount of information can be overwhelming. This guide will help you answer some of the questions you may be having.


  • Home Modifications: Thinking Outside The Box
  • The Efficient Homemaker with Vision Loss
  • Inclusive International Adventures

We are excited to bring you our August 2019 edition of Network News! This printable monthly newsletter is designed to provide information about upcoming webinars, recent blog posts, resources, and podcasts that we feel you might enjoy.  Read more HERE>>
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