One Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), six Regional Parent Technical Assistance Centers (RPTACs); and one Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center (NAPTAC) will receive this funding which will enable improved information for parents on important laws, policies, and evidence based education practices that affect children with disabilities.
Investing in these centers are critical for parents and students alike as they provide valuable resources in the often difficult-to-navigate special education system. The centers will help to ensure the strengthening of the parent role for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.
- The Center for Parent Information and Resources will focus on developing and circulating useful resources to parent centers to use with families and youth.
- The six Regional Parent Technical Assistance Centers will provide technical assistance that is targeted directly to the parent centers in their regions while focusing on increasing center capacity to reach out to more parents and youth.
- The Native American Parent Technical Assistance center will focus on helping parent centers provide effective and culturally appropriate services to Native American parents of children with disabilities and Native American youth with disabilities.
This report includes a list of the grants the Department announced and the states within each region they will serve along with contact information for the project directors and the amount of each 5-year award.