Family Engagement

Promise Logo
Resources include reports, websites, guidance, and programs on select topic.

Center for Parent Information and Resources

This U.S. Department of Education funded center provides training and curricula related to school, special education, transition, parent involvement, assessments, and much more.  Resources are available in English and Spanish.  In addition, state and local parent centers can be found using the "Find Your Parent Center" link.

Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform

The Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR) Center is a national technical assistance center dedicated to supporting states in their efforts to develop teachers and leaders who can successfully prepare students with disabilities to achieve college and career ready standards. The CEEDAR Center is a five-year cooperative agreement supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center

The Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center (NAPTAC) is a project within EPICS to provide training and technical assistance to Parent Training & Information Centers (PTI’s) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRC’s) nationwide on providing effective, culturally responsive services to Native American families of children with disabilities, as well as youth with disabilities.

PTAC Region 1: Northeast Parent Center Assistance and Collaboration Team

As the Region 1 Parent Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), the Northeast Parent Center Assistance and Collaboration Team (NE-PACT) offers Technical Assistance for OSEP-funded parent centers - Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) in the northeastern states. The support, resources and assistance provided enhances the capacity of OSEP-funded parent centers to provide effective services for families of children with special needs and to work effectively with state agencies in improving services for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. Region 1 includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

PTAC Region 3: Parent to Parent of Georgia

Parent to Parent of Georgia (P2PGA) provides support and information services and training and leadership opportunities for families who have children and youth with disabilities. They serve Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Texas, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

PTAC Region 4: WI Family Assistance Center for Education Training and Support

The WI Family Assistance Center for Education Training and Support (WI FACETS) provides technical assistance to Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) located in the eight states of Region 4 (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin). In collaboration with other technical assistance partners and region 4 parent centers, the center strengthens the infrastructure, enhances the effectiveness, and increases the capacity of parent centers to educate and support families of children with disabilities to be informed shared decision-makers in their children's education and to work with national, state and local education systems to implement effective evidence-based practices that improve the results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.

PTAC Region 5: PEAK Parent Center

PEAK Parent Center implements the Regional Parent Technical Assistance Center in Region 5, serving the federally designated Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. The project provides technical assistance on scientifically based best practices, management techniques, and effective strategies for supporting families in Region 5 in a timely way, based on their individual needs and utilizing innovative technical assistance methods. The project serves as a key link among PTIs/CPRCs, the National Parent Technical Assistance Center (NPTAC), and other regional and national groups to assure a unified system of technical assistance.

PTAC Region 6: Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center

The West Region Technical Assistance Center (TAC) for the Parent Centers will assist each Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) and Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC) in Region 6 to improve services and solve issues, by providing information or linking them with other resources. Region 6 includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, the outlying areas of the Pacific Basin, and the Freely Associated States.

The Branch: Military Parent Technical Assistance Center

The Branch Military Parent Technical Assistance Center (MPTAC) is funded by a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education and Partners for Action, Voices for Empowerment (PAVE), located in Washington State.  The Branch works to build the capacity of Parent Centers to provide effective services to military parents of children with disabilities and youth with disabilities in military families.  It offers information and training to Parent Centers across the U.S. and its Territories; including providing the necessary tools to collaborate with the military Exceptional Family Member Programs (EFMP) and School Liaison Offices on military installations.  

SEND Your Feedback