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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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January 15th, 2021
Resources
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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For YOUTH
It's a Money Thing: Using your credit card
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
A Scaffolded Approach to Supporting Individuals with Autism in the Community

The outcomes for young adults with ASDs are well-known and well-documented. Without intervention young adults with ASD fail to reach basic young adult milestones in terms of independent living, employment, and social and romantic relationships. “Research suggests 70% of individuals with ASD will be unable to live independently, that the cost of supporting each person may exceed 2 million dollars over their lifetime, and that the cost of autism services in the U.S.  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...



After last year's learning loss, we need a plan for students with disabilities

The COVID-19 pandemic created a crisis in education for all students, especially the 7.3 million students with disabilities. School systems across the nation experienced closures, and many of them opted for virtual learning. All students were hit hard by the disruption to teaching and learning, and students with disabilities were particularly affected.    Read more HERE > >


Neurological Research Changes Our Understanding of Stuttering
Stuttering during childhood is a relatively common occurrence. Roughly one in 20 kids (5 percent) go through a period of stuttering, but only about one in a hundred (1 percent) of adults are stutterers. Disfluent speech or having a stammer isn't referred to as "stuttering" in the DSM-5. The clinical terminology used to describe speech disfluency is Childhood-Onset Fluency Disorder. That said, "stuttering" is still a widely-used term.   Read more HERE > >

4 Ways Students Can Take an Active Role in Their IEP Meetings

For students with an individualized education program (IEP), the annual review meeting is an essential part of the process. Each year, members of the IEP team collaborate to discuss a student’s progress and revise the official document. Although family members, teachers, specialists, and other stakeholders are a part of the IEP team, the most important team member is the student.   Read more HERE > >


Gifted Children With ADHD, and the Challenges Their Parents Face
While giftedness is a strength, being twice exceptional creates a vulnerability for a child. The number of twice-exceptional children in Québec is estimated to be between 20,000 and 30,000, but their exact number is unknown because it is difficult to identify them. Their parents, however, know that something needs to be done. 
Read more HERE > >

A Survival Guide for Parents with ADHD: Strategies from Preschool to High School

For any parent with ADHD, raising children, managing a household, and maintaining emotional health is a Herculean task. ADHD impacts nearly every facet of parenting, so caregivers with the condition need distinct tools and resources to manage their symptoms and effectively meet their kids’ needs through every developmental phase. Here they are.
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Useful Guides and Toolkits
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A Mental Health Message From Santa Claus
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