In this audio podcast, two longtime directors of Parent Centers -- who are themselves parents of children with disabilities -- talk about the network of nonprofit Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers. These Parent Centers, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, were created specifically to help families understand their rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Learn about the free training, information, and assistance that these centers are required to provide and how these resources can help parents make informed decisions as they negotiate the special education process.
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- Read the transcript to "Making the Most of Parent Training and Information Centers."
Connie Hawkins is Executive Director of the Exceptional Children's Assistance Center in North Carolina, and a National Center for Learning Disabilities Professional Advisory Board member. Jan Serak is Executive Co-Director of the Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education Training and Support.This podcast was made possible by a grant from Oak Foundation.