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.
Regional Conferences
Click here to register for the Conroe, Texas Special needs conference
Click here to register for the Texarkana, TX Conference
Click here to register for the Woodway, TX Conference
Do you want to help parent and self-advocates:
· Understand disabilities   · Find program and service options   · Build a support network   · Participate as team members with professionals during IEP preparation   · Understand state and federal laws   · Communicate more effectively with professionals· Gain needed advocacy skills    

We have 2 openings for part-time (20 hours per week) positions.
  • Regional Coordinator-Serving Region 9 (Greater Wichita Falls area) and
  • Outreach Coordinator-Serving ESC Regions 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 (Tyler/Henderson, Texarkana, Wichita Falls, Dallas, and Fort Worth)
To learn more about these positions click HERE
TEA online Feedback Opportunity
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is creating new supports to help families of students with disabilities. TEA needs feedback from families of students with disabilities to help with this project. This is especially true if you are a family new to the special education process.

To get feedback, there will be two online meetings (focus groups) to review the new supports. If you would like to join in the online meeting (focus group), please fill out the form HERE.

The two meetings (focus groups) will be held on:
• Tuesday, February 11, 2020, from 12pm to 1pm
• Wednesday, February 12, 2020, from 12pm to 1pm
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 Coordinator - Wichita Falls
Click HERE to see the job posting
For assistance, contact Linda Westrick
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
Valarie Estrada
Click HERE for Region 12 events.

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

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Outreach Coordinator
HERE to see the job posting
For assistance, contact the Beaumont Office at 409-898-4684 or
For YOUth

We are excited to share our newest resource booklet for youth, Dude, Where’s My Transition Plan, with you!  The booklet is available in English and Spanish:

Jobs Y'all has lots of great resources to help students learn more about in-demand careers.

In addition to student resources, this website also provides resources to help parents, teachers, counselors and mentors explore top industries and help students develop career goals.

Some of these resources include:
FREE Webinars
Live Webinar on February 12:
Move Forward: How Exercise Optimizes the ADHD Brain
Register HERE
U.S. Department of Education Provides Technical Assistance Webinar on Restraint and Seclusion

On January 17, 2019, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced an initiative to examine the possible inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion in our nation’s schools. As a part of this initiative, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has partnered with the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) to support teachers, school leaders, parents, and stakeholders as they work to address the behavioral needs of children with disabilities.

One primary component of the Department’s initiative has focused on providing technical assistance to support schools in understanding how Section 504, Title II, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) informs the development and implementation of policies governing the use of restraint and seclusion.

To this end, OCR and OSERS are pleased to present the following webinar, Students with Disabilities and the Use of Restraint and Seclusion in K-12 Public Schoolsas technical assistance to both support children with disabilities — and support the needs of those within school systems serving students.

We hope that you will find this tool to be a helpful resource and valuable technical assistance on how federal laws apply to the use of restraint and seclusion. OCR and OSERS will continue to seek ways to support schools to improve outcomes for children with disabilities and ensure access to technical assistance and available resources.

Articles of Interest
Anxiety in the Classroom-What it looks like and why it's often mistaken for something else.
Try This Homework Routine: Start by reviewing the assignments for the evening. You may be tempted to tell your child what to do and when
How Trauma Affects Kids in School-Exposure to neglect, abuse, or violence causes learning and behavior problems in children.
Talk It Up-ADHD minds are often suited to verbal expression, and the right prep work can really help your student when giving an oral report.  

Congress Hands Special Ed Hefty Funding Boost
American Girl Introduces Doll With Disability
When Do Kids Learn How to Rhyme?
A Quarter Of Kids With Autism Go Undiagnosed, Study Suggests
Special Education Fed Funding Still Falling Short
What NOT to Do When Your Child Is Having a Tantrum The Power of Positive AttentionHow to use it (instead of negative attention) to change behavior.
Behavior Intervention Plan

If your child is having a lot of meltdowns, disrupting class, being aggressive, refusing to do schoolwork, or using very inappropriate language at school, you might feel like whatever you or your child’s teachers are doing just isn’t working.

This is when schools or parents might decide to use a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) or Behavior Support Plan (BSP). These positive behavior support plans are designed to help children replace problem behaviors with more positive ones.

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