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WHO WE ARE:
 
Partners Resource Network TEAM Project is one of four 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
 
Our Regional Coordinators are here for you! We can help you understand your child’s disability, understand your rights and responsibilities under IDEA, obtain and evaluate resources and services for your child, and fully participate as a team member with professionals in planning services for your child.

What kind of assistance does TEAM Project offer?

-  Individual assistance over the phone and in-person
-  Workshops and webinars on a variety of special education topics
-  Access to resources such as printed publications and online courses
 
Contact us at 281-969-5944 or at prnteamproject@gmail.com and we will put you in touch with a Regional Coordinator in your area.

All of our services are provided at no cost to parents of infants, toddlers, children and youth with all types of disabilities.
PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENTS


TEAM Project is hiring!

Multiple positions, full-time and part-time, available across the Project area.

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 prntexas.org for more information on our job openings.
WEBINARS
Join us on October 5, 2021
at 12:15 p.m. CT



Diana Nadeau, Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), takes a deep dive into the root of conflict to bring better support to those concerned with the transition into in-person schooling after a difficult year of distance learning and social isolation.

Register Here
Guardianship and Alternatives
October 6, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
 
Once a child with special needs becomes a legal adult, how does a parent continue to protect and make decisions for that child? Alison Packard will discuss the guardianship option as well as alternatives to the guardianship, such as powers of attorney, supported decision-making agreements, special needs trusts and representative payees. She will suggest factors to consider in determining the best course of action for a disabled adult child.

Register Here
Creating Financial Security For A Loved One With Special Needs
October 19 at 12:15 p.m. CT

Description: Planning for a child who may become a long-term dependent for your family goes beyond traditional financial planning. Join us from the comfort of your own home and ask questions in a non-threatening, non-pressure environment. This brief, online workshop helps parents, guardians, and family members to better understand the planning our children may need during all stages of life.

Register Here
Social Skills 24/7
October 19, 2021 | 12:15 p.m.
 

Social Skills are a crucial part of everyone’s lives. Join us on October 19 at 12:15 p.m. CT, as Brandi Timmons, MEd, discusses the importance of teaching social skills, what to focus on when teaching social skills to your child, and specific strategies for teaching social skills.

Register Here

View TEAM Project's full list of upcoming webinars HERE...

View all of Partners Resource Networks webinars scheduled across Texas HERE...
 
We have also gathered a great number of resources/information regarding COVID-19, to view them please click  HERE...
GOOD READS
Feds Step In So Group Homes Can Get Mortgages

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Housing Finance Agency say that Freddie Mac is clarifying its policies related to home loans for properties owned by an individual and rented to a group home for people with disabilities.  Continue Reading....


Common Causes of Behavior Problems in Kids

When children act out more than occasionally — with frequent tantrums, outbursts or defiance — the first step to dealing with the problem behavior is finding out what’s behind it. And the cause may not be obvious.  
Continue Reading...

My Senses Are in Overdrive — All of the Time

What is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)? It is a neurological condition that makes it difficult for the body to receive messages from the senses and turn them into the appropriate motor and behavioral responses. A child with SPD finds it hard to process and act upon the information received through his senses: sounds, sights, movement, touch, smell, and taste.  Continue Reading...
10 Therapists Who Do More Harm Than Good
 
You don’t need a disciplinarian, a blamer, or a comforter. You need a therapist who’s actually equipped with solutions and strategies uniquely designed to work with your ADHD brain. These aren’t the therapists you’re looking for.  Continue Reading...
“This Simple Sleep Formula Calms My Racing ADHD Brain”

It is almost universally understood that those of us with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) simply have a harder time going to sleep at night. The ADHD brain feels almost innately incapable of rest. When it should be asleep, the ADHD mind starts racing and thinking about all sorts of things — none of which are actually conducive to sleep. This predictably leads to frustration and more trouble falling asleep. We wake up tired the next day, which exacerbates our ADHD symptoms. It is a vicious cycle.  Continue Reading...
RESOURCES
Painting the Big Picture!
Children benefit when the adults in their lives are able to see "the big picture" by understanding them as unique individuals. Parents and other family members help to "paint the big picture" when they share who their child is, what they can do...

Download PDF Here
Classrooms are very busy and it often takes time for teachers to get to know and understand your child's needs. ECAC Student Snapshot is a great way to share what you've learned about your child with teachers and other school staff and to communicate areas that might be of concern to you.

Download PDF Here

Making Decisions about Children Attending In-person School During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Information for Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers

This tool is designed to help parents, caregivers, and guardians weigh the risks and benefits of available educational options to help them make decisions about sending their child back to school.

VIEW HERE





Updates to Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders (Dyslexia Handbook)






Download PDF Here

People who are limited in one or more major life activities – hearing, seeing, thinking or memory, walking or moving, taking care of personal needs (bathing, feeding, dressing) or living independently – are said to have a disability. Some disabilities begin at a young age, while others are the result of accidents, injuries or simply growing older.

HHS provides a range of services to Texans with disabilities that help ensure their well-being, dignity and choice. Programs also are in place to support family members who care for them.

Our experienced staff and paid contractors can help eligible Texans with disabilities access services so they can:

  • Live independently in their own homes or communities
  • Prepare for and find jobs
  • Provide medical equipment and assistive devices
  • Determine eligibility for Supplemental Security Income
  • Provide health care services to people who have disabilities who work
  • Give family caregivers the tools to do their job.

Learn more here...

In the medical world the term “transition” refers to preparing youth for the experience of becoming consumers of adult healthcare. During childhood, parents take responsibility for seeing that their son or daughter’s medical needs are met—they call for doctor appointments, fill out forms, and keep track of medications. As youth get older, the ability to manage their own medical needs becomes increasingly important. Healthcare transition focuses on building independent health care skills – including self-advocacy, preparing for the adult model of care, and transferring to new providers. This section focuses on the transfer to new health care providers.

Transition planning happens in more than one setting and youth with disabilities and chronic conditions or special health care needs may have several transition teams. A youth’s health care transition team includes:

  • the young person
  • his or her parents
  • his or her primary doctor
  • specialty care providers
  • other medical care providers or support staff, if appropriate.
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