The U.S Department of Education awarded over $9.8 million in grants to 16 states to fund the operation of 25 Parent Training and Information Centers for the parents of students with disabilities, as well as $1.1 million to fund 11 Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) in 9 states and Puerto Rico. CRPCs provide resources and services to parents in underserved communities and are located in strategic locations throughout the country.
These grants bring the total to 101 centers for information for parents of students with disabilities across the country. Each state has at least one center that helps parents as they work to ensure their child is receiving the free, appropriate education required by law. These centers work collaboratively with state and local education agencies as well as parents. They provide parents with the information and support needed to work with the professionals providing early intervention and special education to students with disabilities.
To see a list of the new centers funded by these grants, please click here. For more information on these centers and to find one in your state, please visit the website for the Parent Center Network by clicking here.