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    Partners Resource Network 
is a non-profit agency that operates the Texas statewide network of Parent Training and Information Centers. Our Projects provide training, education, information, referral, emotional support and individual assistance in obtaining appropriate services.
  We help parents to:
Understand their child's disability; their rights and responsibilities under IDEA; Obtain and evaluate resources and services; Participate as team members with professionals in p
lanning services for your children.
Parent Trainings & Workshops

Contact the RC in your area for registration & more information.

Region 6 - Gail Wright 936-581-2045
12-11-14 Willis, TX - ARD Clinic
12-18-14 RSVP - Huntsville, TX - Communication Skills

Region 7 & 8 - Jennifer Everett 903-271-2706

12-4-14 Tyler, TX(6pm-7pm)-Siblings of Children with Special Needs
Region 9 - Shannon Rosson 817-988-7717
12-15-14 Wichita Falls area, TX - Open Clinic
Region 10 - Linda Westrick 214-425-3056
12-3-14 Frisco, TX(8:15a-9:45am)-Contents of the IEP
12-8-14 Plano, TX(9:30am-11:30am)-Overview of Procedural Safeguards
12-10-14 Richardson, TX(6pm-8pm)-Human Socialization Skills
12-16-14 Irving, TX(6pm-8pm)-Related Services
Region 11 - Shannon Rosson 817-988-7717
12-16-14 Ft. Worth, TX - Open Clinic
Region 12 - Kim Torres 210-884-3608
12-9-14 Webinar (open to public-10am-11am)-Top 10 Basics of Special Education

Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions
Children with disabilities can be screened without being separated from their parents or guardians. Parents or guardians should inform the officer conducting the screening of the child’s needs before screening begins. Parents or guardians may offer suggestions on the best way to approach and screen their children. For more of this article, www.tsa.gov
Help to Ensure Happy Holidays
For most, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. However, busy shopping malls, big and bright decorations and large gatherings can quickly overwhelm a child who has a disability. Children may experience over stimulation from schedule changes and visiting new places. Straying from a normal routine can also lead to acting out or withdrawal.  Included below, we've compiled eight expert tips to help ensure great gatherings, whether around the holidays or anytime of the year: for more of this article www.livingwellwithdisability.org
Schools Must Offer Communication Supports, Feds Say
The Obama administration is reminding schools of their wide-ranging responsibilities to students with disabilities who struggle with speech and other communication difficulties. For more of this article www.disabilityscoop.com
Max From NBC’s ‘Parenthood’ Talks Asperger’s
When NBC’s “Parenthood” premiered in March, viewers quickly learned that 8-year-old Max Braverman has Asperger’s syndrome. Since then, autism has emerged as a central part of nearly every episode of the drama, which focuses on the experiences of three generations of a California family. For more of this article, www.disabilityscoop.com
Tips for Teachers to Help Students with ADD / ADHD Succeed at School
So how do you teach a kid who won’t settle down and listen? The answer: with a lot of patience, creativity, and consistency. As a teacher, your role is to evaluate each child’s individual needs and strengths. Then you can develop strategies that will help students with ADD/ADHD focus, stay on task, and learn to their full capabilities. For more of this article, www.helpguide.org
Celebrating a happy Holiday Season with Kids on the Autism Spectrum
Families raising kids with autism spectrum disorder, the holidays tend to be full of stress and anxiety. Most of us are planning the menu for a grand Thanksgiving meal and attending numerous holiday parties. However, it is common for kids with ASD to have sensory aversion to certain types and textures of foods, as well as difficulties managing any change in routine. This can make celebrating the holidays quite challenging for families. For this article, www.expertbeacon.com
Patrick Burks
Program Manager
1090 Longfellow
Beaumont, TX 77706
Partners Resource Network
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Need One-On-
One Technical Assistance?

Contact your Regional Coordinator to schedule an appointment for technical assistance. You can also contact PATH Project at 409-898-4684 for more information. 

Check out our video series on The Procedural Safeguards
to learn about your rights as a parent during the special education process.Video is available in English and Spanish. Want to know about how we can help you? Watch Parent Interviews describing how we have helped families of children with disabilities across the state of Texas. 

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The contents of this newsletter were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H328M120025.  However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.  Project Officer, Gregory Knollman.
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