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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 parents of children with disabilities to be effective advocates for their children and to promote positive parent/professional partnership.

Contact Magaly Diaz at 210-632-4045 for more information.
Click here to register to attend this event
Click here to apply for a parent stipend

Contact Regional Coordinator, Natalie Parker at 361-445-2381 for more information.

Contact Regional Coordinators, Ana Esarza at 832-720-2152 or Celia Ulloa at 832-720-2369 for more information.

Contact Regional Coordinator, Maria Cordero at 956-477-9526 for more information.

U.S. presidential candidates are finally taking disability rights in education seriously

Advocates of disability rights are savoring the significance. For the first time in an election cycle, nearly every major U.S. presidential candidate has put forth policy plans that focus on the largest minority group in the United States: people with disabilities. One in 4 adults has a disability. Continue Reading...

Ed Department Urged To Ban Seclusion In Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos should ban seclusion and prohibit certain restraint techniques in the nation’s schools, a dozen lawmakers say.

In a letter to DeVos this week, two senators and 10 members of Congress are calling for the Department of Education to update its 2016 guidance on restraint and seclusion, which data indicate are most frequently used on students with disabilities.
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Persistent myths about IEPs, 504s, and college admissions/accommodations for LD, ADHD students

In April, I saw a post that said, "It’s IEP season again." At high schools across the country, that’s the time of year IEP teams of families and professionals are finalizing plans for their students — some of whom are now rising seniors.

That got me thinking about things I hear from both parents and educators — that some IEP teams are moving students from one kind of plan to another (typically from an IEP to a 504) or off of their plans entirely for their senior year based on misunderstandings about college admissions and accommodations. Continue Reading...

Non-negotiable needs for struggling learners

When teachers and other IEP team members work tirelessly to accelerate struggling learners’ (SLs) rates of progress, they often fall short of their goals. Often, progress regresses, stagnates, or crawls forward by only small inches rather than the 10 yards the IEP team had deemed realistic.  Continue Reading...

Supporting vs. enabling your student

What does it really mean to enable versus support your student?

Generally speaking, enabling refers to the practice of over-helping, as in rescuing your student from uncomfortable or challenging situations without considering if they are able to handle it themselves. Continue Reading...

Maria Cordero
Region 1 - Rio Grande Valley
Ana Esparza
Region 4 - Houston
Celia Ulloa
Region 4 - Houston
Natalie Parker
Region 2 - Corpus Christi
Magaly Diaz
Region 20 - San Antonio

Statewide Workshops 
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New Resource for Youth Available in English and Spanish.
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  2. Relationships & Sexuality
  3. Young Adults in Transition:
    Vocational Rehabilitation Services
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