Parent to Parent is Georgia's Parent Training Information Center (PTI)
PTIs are federally funded programs through the United States Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) authorized in Part D of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). PTIs serve families of children with disabilities who are ages birth through 26. We serve families of children with the full range of disabilities.
What do PTIs do for families?
PTIs help families work with early intervention, education, and transition systems and services. We want to ensure that families receive training and information on their rights, responsibilities, and protections under IDEA so they can actively participate in planning and decision making that affects their children.
What do PTIs want for children with disabilities?
By working with families and children with disabilities, PTIs want children with disabilities to:
meet developmental and functional goals
meet challenging academic achievement goals that match or come as close as possible to what has been established for all children
be prepared to lead productive, independent adult lives, to the maximum extent possible
What can I expect when I call?
A coordinator will ask you some questions to understand what you
What if I don't live in Georgia?
Every state has at least one PTI. To find out information about other PTIs across the country, please visit the Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers and the new Parent Center Technical Assistance Network website.
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