How Parent Info Centers Help with Special EducationThe IDEA provides funds for each state to offer Parent Training and Information Centers, and some states have Community Parent Resource Centers. These centers provide information and resources to parents of children with disabilities, including:

  • One-on-one consultation
  • Bilingual support
  • Parent support groups
  • Early intervention process
  • IEP and 504 seminars and support
  • Parent rights seminars
  • Information on specific interventions
  • Seminars and support for transition to after high school
  • Coping strategies and emotional support
  • Disability awareness

Centers do not use a consistent name state-to-state, so the easiest way to Find your local center is on the national website: Center for Parent Information and Resources.

Bonnie Landau
Bonnie Landau
Bonnie Landau is a special education advocate and educational consultant in Ventura County, California. Her goal is to help parents find strategies and solutions to help their children succeed in school and in life. Bonnie is the author of Special Ed Mom Survival Guide: How to Prevail in the Special Education Process and Find Life-long Strategies for You and Your Child.