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Partners Resource Network TEAM Project is one of three Texas Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) funded through the 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

Share the Knowledge 2020 Virtual Symposium
Join us August 14 at 11am CST to learn more about Special Education. Our session topics are:
  • Medication and It's Side Effect presented by Dr. Valdez, MD Pediatric Neurologist at Driscoll Children's Hospital
  • Youth Transition presented by Jennifer Ledford and Joshua Sosa from Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend
  • Managing Anxiety presented by Julie Thigpen
  • Back to School During the Pandemic presented by Mari Garza, ESC 2 Special Education Specialist and Christa Mcalister-Dillard, ESC 2 TEA Special Education Liaison
REGISTER HERE
Let's Talk Transition!
Join us August 19 at 12:15pm CS, for our next statewide webinar with special guest presenter Sandye Cox. This webinar will help students and families find resources and highlight tips for successful transition.
 
ARD Essentials for Parents
Join us August 27 at 12:15pm CST, as our guest presenters discuss ways parents can and should be notified of an upcoming ARD meeting, when parents should receive a copy of their child's IEP and more.
 

Click here to view and register to our virtual events


To view all of PRN events scheduled across Texas, and to get more great resources, please click HERE...
 
We have also gathered a great number of resources/information regarding COVID-19, click HERE to view them.
Back-to-School Safety Tips During a Pandemic

As the start of the school year approaches, school districts are preparing for the possibility of having students back on campus for in-classroom instruction. There is still a lot of uncertainty about the ability of schools to safely welcome students back in person. However, as a parent, you can prepare your child and reduce their risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Continue Reading...



Special Educators Consider How to Make Up for Lost Time

Kelli Weaver found herself fumbling as she tried to apply teaching guides from her second-grade son's classroom to math and reading lessons at home. The effort would often end in meltdowns rather than learning. Parker, an 8-year-old in a high-performing autism class at the Yakima School District's Gilbert Elementary School, was accustomed to a certain structure in his classroom. Continue reading...

Majority Of School Districts Not Accessible For Students With Disabilities

Thirty years after the Americans with Disabilities Act became law, most of the nation’s public school districts remain inaccessible to students with disabilities, government investigators say.  Continue Reading...



Back-to-School Concerns About Your Child: How to Act on Them

Back-to-school is anything but ordinary this year. You and your child might feel anxious about the return to school—whether it’s in-person, remote, or a combination of the two. That’s especially true if your child is struggling with learning or behavior.

In this series, we talk about the concerns many families are coping with, and how to work with your child’s teacher to get ready for back-to-school 2020.  Continue Reading...


15 Memory Exercises for Forgetful Kids

Weak working memory impairs a child’s ability to follow multi-step directions, tap into old information, or quickly recall lessons. These 15 exercises and strategies can help, particularly if your child has ADHD.

You tell your child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or learning disabilities to finish his snack and start his homework, only to find him a few minutes later shooting baskets in the driveway. You assume that he got distracted or, worse, chose to ignore you. In truth, it might be his memory that’s to blame — and forgetfulness can cause school problems for children with ADHD and learning disabilities.  Continue Reading...

Talking With Kids About Racial Injustice

Taking in the events that are unfolding is especially hard for kids who struggle with emotions, anxiety, language, and processing information. It’s also often not easy for the people who care for them—parents, caregivers, and educators. Continue Reading...

NCWD/Youth focuses on young teens and helps them to learn how to cope with their disability and find their place in the workforce. The group also teaches kids to access the education they need. Once the young adults are able to achieve their educational and employment goals, NCWD/Youth works to assist them with living as independently as possible.

Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.

Disability Rights' mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society.
Visit their website HERE...

Understood.org has created a COVID-19 resource page to help make the health crisis easier to manage. There are tools and information to help at home, at school, and at work. Visit their website HERE...



The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to protecting the health and safety of America's workers, and providing resources to help workers and employers prepare for COVID-19 (also known as novel coronavirus).
Continue reading  HERE...

COVID-19 Resources

TEA is continuously updating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance webpage with information and resources to support local education agencies (LEAs) as they plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Please check this webpage regularly for the most current guidance.  Continue reading HERE...


Parents are playing a much larger role in their children’s learning, while navigating the stressors of work, home life, and a global pandemic. Understandably, parents are feeling a great deal of uncertainty.

So, how can parents balance distance learning and their own work-from-home schedules? Check out this graphics for some great tips.
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