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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.
 Upcoming Webinars

 
IEP Implementation & Monitoring Tips for Parents

Lorna Salgado, M. Ed., Inclusive Services Consultant, Region 10 ESC

April 13 @ 12:15 p.m. CT


 

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Pathways to Successful Post-Secondary Schooling
April 20, 2021 | 12:15 p.m. CST (English)
Caminos hacia una educación postsecundaria exitosa
20 de abril | 1:30 p.m. CST (español)
 
Click HERE for the upcoming PRN-PATH Project Webinars
 
   FB Live with Chuck Noe

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

April 1st and 15th, 2021
 Resources
   

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior. For more information on the signs and symptoms, causes and risk factors, how ASD is diagnosed, and the treatments for ASD, visit our health topic page or download our brochure.

Help raise awareness about ASD by sharing information and materials based on the latest research.   Visit Website...

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.
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.
 
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  Articles of Interest 
Advocacy groups applaud new IDEA funding for special education

Congress passed a new relief bill that includes about $3 billion in additional funding to the IDEA, including preschool grants for special education.  Continue Reading...


Calls Grow For April To Be Designated ‘Autism Acceptance Month’

April has long been known as “Autism Awareness Month,” but advocates are pushing this time around for a federal designation of the month focused on acceptance instead.   Continue Reading...

How to Help Students Improve Executive Functioning During Hybrid Learning
Students who struggle with executive functioning may find hybrid learning difficult, but there are simple ways to make it easier.  Read more HERE > >
Support for Students With Disabilities as They Head to College
A smooth transition from high school to college requires these students to understand the law and build critical self-advocacy skills.  Read more HERE > >

“None of Us Were Trained How to Be Good Parents:” An ADHD Guide to Behavior Therapy
Behavior therapy works for children with ADHD if parents set specific rules for behavior, and enforce them consistently with both positive and negative consequences.   Read more HERE > >

Tips to Support Students with Special Needs in Virtual Learning

Special-needs education has traditionally taken a predominantly student-to-teacher, face-to-face approach. But when K–12 schools switched to virtual formats last year, students with special needs had to rely more heavily on parents and teams to succeed.  Read more HERE > >
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9 indoor activities for hyperactive kids
Being stuck inside can give any kid cabin fever. But kids who struggle with hyperactivity or impulsivity may seem to be literally bouncing off the walls.  Read more HERE > >
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5 Questions That Help Define The Outlines Of Disability Advocacy
What is the shape of disability activism?  Read more HERE > >
  Useful Guides & Toolkits
The updated Notice of Procedural Safeguards, Parent's Guide, and Dispute Resolution Handbook

 
Procedural Safeguards and Parents’ Guide to the ARD Process in English/Spanish:  Visit Website
Dispute Resolution Handbook in English/Spanish:  Visit Website
 
  
EARN’s Mental Health Toolkit: Resources for Fostering a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Social Story: What I need to know about COVID-19 and the vaccine
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Contact us at:
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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