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Special Education - National Activities - Parent Information Centers Benefits

Program Description

The Special Education Parent Training and Information (PTI) Centers Program ensures that children with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities:

  1. Receive training and information on their rights and protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  2. Can effectively participate in planning and decision making related to early intervention, special education, and transitional services, including the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

General Program Requirements

Who may apply: A parent organization or a local parent organization. For more details on what these may be, please visit the Eligibility page.

Who benefits: Children with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities.

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be the parent or primary caregiver to a child(ren) under the age of 19 years. You must also be homeless/live in a shelter, or your child(ren) must have a disability or special needs.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To see what services may be available to you, contact your local school district.

Program Contact Information

For more information, visit the Department of Education's Special Education - National Activities - Parent Information Centers page.