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.
Scholarships Offered to Blind Students

American Council of the Blind of Texas (ACBT) awards scholarships on an annual basis to qualified students who are legally blind. Applicants must be a Texas resident entering college, currently attending college or university, or enrolled in a trade school or technical program. ACBT is accepting applications until July 5, 2019. Scholarship recipients will be notified on or before July 26, 2019.
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Optimize Your Teen’s Summer Schedule: Fun, Learning, and Connection
For the last 10 months, your middle- or high-schooler has put in superhuman effort to meet academic expectations and overcome learning challenges, and you don’t want him to lose the progress he’s made. Yet you know in your heart that he needs a break from school-related pressures. Learn how to strike the right balance this summer.
Vaping and Teens with ADHD
Learn how to discuss vaping with your teen, along with prevention and treatment adviceRegister now »
FREE WEBINAR ON JUNE 20, 2019 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Everyone Can Work! Paid Work Experiences for Students with Disabilities

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Regional Workshops and Events
Region 5 - Beaumont
Regional Coordinator: Marion Campbell
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Region 6 - Huntsville
Regional Coordinator: Gail Wright
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Region 7 - Kilgore/Tyler
Regional Coordinator: Dee Lower
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Region 8 - Texarkana
Regional Coordinator: Patricia Reedy

Region 9 - Wichita Falls
Regional Coordinator: Shamayn Kennedy
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Region 10 - Dallas
Regional Coordinator: Jim Wright
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Region 11 - Fort Worth
Regional Coordinator: Shannon Rosson
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Region 12 - Waco
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Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume' to:

Region 13 - Austin
Regional Coordinator: Veronica Alvarez
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Outreach Coordinator - Lucia Lingo
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For YOUth
Reasonable Accommodations at Work
Accommodation is any change or adjustment to a job or work environment that permits a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the job application process, to perform the essential functions of a job, or to enjoy benefits and privileges of employment equal to those enjoyed by employees without disabilities.
Job Interview Questions

Use this list of common interview questions to practice with a parent or friend to help boost your chances of having a successful job interview.  
How to do a Job Search

It takes a lot of planning and organizing to get the job you want. This tip sheet will give you ideas on how to get a job, where to go to find a job, and how to use the internet to help you. 

Read the "How to do a Job Search" tip sheet >

Building a Resume: Tips for Youth with Disabilities
Tips for young people with disabilities and their families on effective strategies for building the first resume.

Telling Your Money What To Do:  The Young Adult's Guide
Articles of Interest
Military Families: How You Can Advocate for Your Child with Special Needs
"When you are an effective advocate, you can maneuver through additional steps or necessary paperwork to get your military family support that otherwise would seem elusive. Here are some ways to help win your case for resources."  Read more HERE>>
Stop saying "Act Your Age!"
ADHD is also a developmental disorder, which means that your 12-year-old may act more like a 9 year old. 
10 Tips for Parenting Tweens
How to stay close as kids move into adolescence.  
How to Talk to Kids About Sex and Consent
When it comes to sex, setting boundaries and respecting them are both important.
Impulsivity: What’s Happening In The Brain
Impulsivity is a common symptom of bipolar disorder, even outside of mania. Researchers are working to pinpoint why this predisposition toward rapid, unplanned reactions occurs.
Hands-On Activity to Identify Your Child’s Strengths 
For this hands-on activity, parents and child will need some markers or crayons, scissors, and tape. The activity sheet guides families in identifying the child's personal strengths using simple statements such as "I am curious and creative" and "I can ask for help when I need it." Parents and child can also explore the child's strengths in academics, social skills, language, literacy, and math and logic.
9 Ways to Combat ADHD Sleep Deprivation
Why are children with ADHD less likely to fall asleep quickly and stay in bed all night? Many of the same regions of the brain regulate both attention and sleep. You can't change your child's brain, but you can help him sleep better by following this routine.

Google Unveils New Accessibility Initiatives
Tech giant Google says it is working on multiple projects designed to improve day-to-day life for people with various disabilities. Read More >
Feds Urged To Give Disability Employment Rules A Second Look
Republican lawmakers are pushing the U.S. Department of Education to reconsider regulations that transformed the transition from school to work for people with disabilities.
Five Ways to Support Siblings in Special Needs Families
Tips for making sure the other kids don't feel neglected.
Resource Highlight
A Guide to Toxic Stress
Chances are, you’ve heard or read something about toxic stress—maybe from the media, from a physician or other medical professional, or from a family member, friend, or neighbor. You may feel overwhelmed by all of the toxic stress information out there. And, unfortunately, it’s very easy to find misleading or incorrect information. The Center on the Developing Child created this Guide to Toxic Stress to clear up the confusion and help you learn the facts about toxic stress step by step.
Get the guide HERE>>>
SAFE’s Disability Services has launched the All Kids SAFE digital guide. This guide is intended to support child abuse investigators and case managers working with child victims who have disabilities or who are Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, and hard of hearing (DDBDDHH).  
All Kids SAFE provides information and communication tips for interacting with children with autism spectrum disorder; communication, mental health, and intellectual disabilities; and children who are DDBDDHH. In addition, the guide provides general tips on working with all children with disabilities and children who are in distress. This information can be used as a quick reference in the field or as an office resource.
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