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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.
PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENTS


TEAM Project is hiring!

Positions Available:
  • Regional Coordinator -  San Antonio and surrounding counties
  • Activity and Outreach Coordinator - Austin

What we offer:
  • Paid time off such as holidays, sick days, and vacation days
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Work from home
  • Work equipment is provided
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Internet reimbursement
  • Professional Development opportunities - get paid to learn!
  • Great company culture based on our values of being Humble, Hungry & People Smart
And much more! Visit our website at prntexas.org for more information on available positions. Submit your cover letter and resume to Alejandra Barger at prnteamjobs@gmail.com
WEBINARS


Top 10 Basics of Special Education
 
January 7, 2022 at 10:00am
 
Partnering with 504/IEP Teams for Successful Student Outcomes
January 18 at 12:00pm
 
Register Here

Understanding and Tracking Your Child's IEP
January 20, 2022 at 12pm
Register Here
Considerations in a Special Needs Divorce
January 25, 2022 at 12:00pm
College Planning for Special Needs Families
January 26, 2022 at 12pm
Register Here
Join us for Brainy Brunch Broadcasts
A Partnership of the Region One Education Service Center - Office of Special Education and Partners Resource Network TEAM Project

To attend any of the FREE sessions, simply register online at www.esc1.net/staffdevelopment using the appropriate workshop number to receive access to the zoom link.

View TEAM Project's full list of upcoming webinars for our Rio Grande Valley, Austin, and San Antonio areas 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...
YOUTH SEGMENT

View the Toolkit Here


A Pocket Resume is where young adults can put needed information for completing job applications.
It also contains a checklist for things to know or do for a job interview.

The Spectrum Works Online Remote Work/Learning programs are a dynamic combination of live videoconferencing, office work assignments, job readiness training, and career building skills with experienced job coaches. 

Read more here...

GOOD READS

Districts Face Special Ed ‘Staffing Crisis’ as Congress Delays Proposed Biden Budget Hikes a Second Time

The Senate on Thursday passed a continuing resolution that averts a government shutdown, but keeps funding at the same level as last school year. The bill passed 69 to 28.  The resolution passed in the House 221 to 212 earlier in the day.   Continue Reading...


10 Parenting Tips for Preteens and Tweens

It’s typically between the ages of nine and twelve that our cute, cuddly little children, once so willing to climb into our laps and share their secrets, suddenly want little or nothing to do with us. A child in preadolescence is not the same person they were just a year or two ago. They have changed—physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially. They’re developing new independence and may even want to see how far they can push limits set by parents. 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....


Encouraging Positive Mental Health Discussions

Students are unsure of where they can go to discuss their mental health problems, even as governments pour money into mental health strategies and schools develop wellness teams. Some people may still feel embarrassed to talk about personal problems, like feelings of anxiety or depression, but that may be changing in some places.   Continue Reading...
 
RESOURCES
A Texas law[1] requires school districts and public charter schools to place video cameras in certain self-contained special education classrooms and settings upon request from a parent, staff member, principal, or school board. This law is intended to protect students who, because of a disability, might not be able to report abuse or neglect by district employees or other students.

Get all Resources Here


The purpose of this guidance is to assist admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committees in appropriately considering the provision of compensatory services for a student with an individualized educational program (IEP) who was not provided timely access to special education and related services due to an initial delay or denial in conducting an evaluation.

Click on the image to view more or visit tea.Texas.gov/TexasSPED for more information.
TOOLKITS

In this guide, we provide 5 key practices for teachers and families to support all students, including students with disabilities, at school and home. This is not an exhaustive list of “best practices.” Instead, we identified a small number of practices that have a big impact on student learning and social-emotional-behavioral growth.   Get this Guides Here
 
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