PTI

Parent Training and Information Centers

Purpose:

The purpose of this program is to ensure that parents of children with disabilities receive training and information to help improve results for their children.

More than 35 years of research and experience has demonstrated that the education of children with disabilities can be made more effective by strengthening the ability of parents to participate fully in the education of their children at school and at home (see section 601 (c)(5)(B) of IDEA). Since the Department first funded PTIs over 35 years ago, it has helped parents set high expectations for their children with disabilities and provided parents with the information and training they need to help their children meet those expectations. The following Web site provides further information on the work of currently funded PTIs: www.parentcenterhub.org.