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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!

Visit our website PRNTEXAS.ORG to view the job descriptions.

Please send your cover letter and resume to prnteamjobs@gmail.com

For more infomation contact Project Director, Alejandra Barger, at 832-720-2127
Navegando la Educacion Especial
Simposio Virtual
Mayo 12, 2021 | 9am - 1:30pm

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Por Un Futuro Mejor
Conferencia de Educacion Especial
Julio 28, 2021 | 10am - 3pm

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WEBINARS
Being an Active Member of the Team! How to Communicate Perspectives, Preferences and Concerns
May 11 @ 12:15 p.m. CST


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Should I File a Complaint?
If so, Which Kind?
May 25 @ 12:15 p.m. CST
 

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¿Debo presentar una queja? Si es así,¿de qué tipo?
26 de Mayo | 12:15 p.m. Hora Centro 

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Review of the 87th Texas Legislature
June 8 @ 12:15 p.m. CST


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Adult Vocational Rehab Services

June 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm on Zoom
 



 Presented by TWS-VR
Adriana Martinez-Transition Specialist 
Meghan Bennet-Outreach Specialist






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To view TEAM Project's upcoming webinars, please click HERE...

To view all of PRN events scheduled across Texas,  please click HERE...
 
We have also gathered a great number of resources/information regarding COVID-19, click  HERE... to view them.
GOOD READS
U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Whether Schools May Discipline Students for Internet Speech

The U.S. Supreme Court late Friday agreed to hear a major case on student speech, granting a Pennsylvania school district’s appeal of a lower court ruling that had overturned the discipline of a high school student who posted a vulgar message on Snapchat in a dispute involving her cheerleading team.   Continue Reading...
 

Sent home early: Lost learning in special education

Near the end of Delilah McBride’s second month of kindergarten in Taylor, Michigan, her family received jarring news from her principal: Delilah would be allowed to come to school only in the morning. Someone would need to pick her up before noon every day, even as the rest of her peers continued learning and playing together.   Continue Reading...
 
Pandemic's K-12 impacts exacerbated by pre-existing disability disparities

In fact, the disparities during the pandemic have been exacerbated by pre-COVID-19 inequalities, particularly for students of color who qualify for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and those students with disabilities who qualify for 504 services, the 121-page report said.   Continue Reading...

Meditation for the Bored & Restless: How to Practice Mindfulness with ADHD


Mindfulness — the act of directing one’s attention to the present — can help reduce stress and anxiety in overactive ADHD minds, improve mood, and round out an effective ADHD treatment plan. Here, learn how to practice mindfulness with a restless mind that could benefit from a reduction in worry and stress.  Continue Reading...

 


Temple Grandin Champions ‘Different Kinds Of Minds’ On PBS

A special episode of PBS’ “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum” hinges on the principle that “sometimes people think and do things differently, and that’s OK.”  Continue Reading..
RESOURCES
TEAM Project offers FREE one-on-one IEP Clinics to parents/youth/caregivers of children impacted by a disability.

If you need assistance with:
  • Learning what the ARD process is like
  • Reviewing your child’s IEP
  • Helping you determine what you want for your child and how to achieve it
  • Understanding what your rights are under IDEA
And if you live in or around:
  • Rio Grande Valley - contact Maria Cordero at 956-477-9526
  • Austin - contact Veronica Alvarez at  512-969-1848
  • San Antonio  - contact Magaly Diaz at 210-632-4045
TEAM Project ofrece Clínicas de IEP GRATUITAS a padres / jóvenes / cuidadores de niños afectados por una discapacidad.

Si necesita ayuda con:
  • Saber como es el proceso de ARD
  • Revisar el IEP de su hijo
  • Ayuda para determinar lo que quiere para su hijo y cómo lograrlo
  • Entender cuáles son sus derechos bajo la ley de IDEA
Y si vive en o alrededor de:
  • Rio Grande Valley - contacte a Maria Cordero al 956-477-9526
  • Austin - contacte a Veronica Alvarez al 512-969-1848
  • San Antonio - contacte a Magaly Diaz al 210-632-4045

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





The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) required TEA to make several edits to the Notice of Procedural Safeguards and Parent's Guide to the ARD Process. Please see updated documents below.

Notice of Procedural Safeguards:  VIEW HERE

Parent's Guide to the ARD Process: VIEW HERE

Dispute Resolution Handbook:  VIEW HERE

The application window is now open and will close on June 31, 2021.

Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) are on-line accounts for eligible parents/caregivers of students with significant and complex disabilities that have been impacted by COVID-19 school closures. Families of students with eligible disabilities can use the on-line accounts to obtain special educational resources and supplies and/or services such as additional speech therapy or other specific services. SSES credits are up to $1,500 per student to be used to supplement what otherwise happens in school to help students continue to make educational progress. Click here for more information....
TOOLKITS
Special Education Toolkit

This toolkit helps make sense of an often confusing system and educates families of newly diagnosed children with special needs on how to get the best special education, services and resources available to them.

Click here to view this toolkit...
Families and Schools Partnering for Children’s Literacy Success

This toolkit helps families and schools work together to support children’s literacy success in and out of school.

You will learn:

  • Tips for starting or enhancing discussions about literacy instruction and intervention
  • Ways to increase your joint understanding of evidence-based literacy practices
  • Strategies for addressing concerns about children’s literacy development together

This toolkit includes:

  • An Online Tutorial
  • Research Briefs & Infographics
  • Tools & Resources
FEEDBACK
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Would you take 3 minutes to complete this SURVEY regarding services and/or information you have received from TEAM Project?

Your input will help us improve our services and create a better experience for everyone we serve.

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