Partners Resource Network - PEN Project is one of four Texas Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) funded through the U.S. Department of Education. We provide free information, technical assistance and ARD support to parents of children with special needs.

Our mission is to empower and support Texas families and individuals impacted by disabilities or special health care needs.


Navigating the Unknown
Virtual Special Education Conference

October 23, 2021
10 a.m. CST


For more information:
Lacye Martinez | 432.530.4382
PEN Project is hiring!

We are searching for Regional Coordinators to join our team!

What we offer:
  • Paid time off such as holidays, sick days, and vacation days
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Work from home
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Internet reimbursement
  • Professional Development opportunities - get paid to learn!
  • Great company culture based on our values of being Humble, Hungry & People Smart
Visit our website at for more information on our job openings.

[Virtual] Documentation of Your Child's Records with Carolina Ferrer - Regions 19
October 6  at 10:00 a.m. MST

[Virtual] Best Practices In School Based Education with Carolina Ferrer - Region 19
October 7 at 6:00 p.m. MST

[Virtual] Human Socialization Skills with Melissa Morphis - Regions 16.17
October 7 at 12:00 p.m. CST

[In Person] Organizing Special Education Paperwork with Jamie Thomas
October 12 at 10:00a.m. CST
Madd Coffee 8049 US-83

Abilene, TX 79602

[Virtual] ABC'sof IFSP's with Jamie Thomas- Regions 14.15 
Special Guest : Kara Collins and Betty Hardwick with ECI 
October 14  at 11:00 a.m. CST

[Virtual] Parent Leadership Training with Jamie Thomas - Regions 14.15
September 11 at 10:00 a.m. CST

[Virtual] Healthy Families Staying Active with Valarie Estrada- Region 12
September 15  at 5:00 p.m. CST

[In Person] Top 10 Basics of Special Education
September 16 at 5:30 p.m. MST
*Childcare provided
Loma Verde Elementary - 12150 Ted Houghton Dr., El Paso, TX 79936

[In Person] Contents of the IEP with EFMP with Carolina Ferrer - Region 19
September 17 at 10:00 a.m. MST
ACS Building 2494 Ricker RD. Ft. Bliss, TX 
To register contact: Carolina Ferrer | 915.494.3925 |

[Virtual] Navigating the Unknown, Special Education Conference with Melissa Morphis Regions 16.17
September 18 at 10:00 a.m. CST

[Virtual] High Quality IEPs with Jamie Thomas- Regions 14.15
September 22 at 6:00p.m. CST

[Virtual] Contents of the IEP with Carolina Ferrer- Region 19
September 23 at 6:00p.m. MST

[Virtual] Embrace Difference: Support Group with Melissa Morphis Regions 14.15
September 28 at 12:00p.m. CST

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 What is an IEP Clinic?

An IEP Clinic is a designated 1 HOUR appointment time to meet with your PEN Project Regional Coordinator. There are different ways your Regional Coordinator may assist you at an IEP Clinic. Some ways are: 

  • To learn what the ARD process is like, 
  • To review your child’s IEP, 
  • Help you determine what you want for your child and how to achieve it, 
  • Help you understand what your rights are under IDEA.

Call, text or email your Regional Coordinator to schedule your appointment!


Region 12
September 22 starting at 5:00p.m.CST
Valarie Estrada | 254.275.1362 |

Region 14 
September 7 starting at 10:00 AM CST
Jamie Thomas  | 325.450.2774 |

Region 15
September 8 starting at 10:00 AM CST
Jamie Thomas | 325.450.2774 |
Region 16
September 14 starting at 10:00a.m. CST
Melissa Morphis | 806.281.3925 |
September 23 starting at 9:00a.m. CST
Melissa Morphis | 806.281.3925 |
Region 18
September 9 starting at 10:00 AM CST
Lacye Martinez | 432.530.4382 |
September 25 starting at 9:00a.m. MST
Carolina Ferrer | 915.494.3925 |

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