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Partners Resource Network (PRN) is a non-profit agency that operates the statewide network of federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI's). The PACT Project  is one of the four federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI) operated by PRN. We serve Texas parents of children and youth with disabilities ages 0-26 living in Education Service Center (ESC) Regions 7810, and 11.
We care about your thoughts and want to make sure that we are meeting your needs.  Please complete this quick survey to help us schedule upcoming sessions. 
Survey


Grab your calendar and make plans to attend one or more events below. 

Click on each page to view additional information and/or to register.


PACT Webinars in Spanish / Seminarios web de PACT en español


Youth Events

FIRST 10 YOUTH TO REGISTER AND ATTEND WILL RECEIVE A $10 GIFT CARD.
IN ADDITION, A DRAWING WILL BE HELD FOR TWO TABLETS AS DOOR PRIZES. 
Winter Hangout
January 19th, 2022
5:30 - 6:30 pm
REGISTER HERE
Do's and Don'ts for Communicating on Social Media
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snap Chat, and TikTok are all forms of social media. Using social media is a way of life for many of us. Knowing how to use social media correctly is very important. Information posted on social media can affect our lives in positive and negative ways. It is important to remember that once you post on social media platforms, that post will always be out there. Information posted can have a bad effect on people’s lives if the wrong information is posted.

To view the full Tip Sheet, click here.
Effective Cell Phone Communication
Cell phone use have become an important part of everyday life in today’s world. We use cell phones to stay in touch with family and friends, and to stay in contact with others. Making the most of your cell phone without using it in a rude or disrespectful way can really help you communicate well.

Tip #1: Only use your cell phone when it is appropriate to do so.
Tip #2: Use your cell phone in a respectful manner.
Tip #3: Voice mail is a helpful tool when you cannot answer your phone.

To view the full Tip Sheet, click here.

Side By Side View: Transition Services

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NTACT:C partners have developed this document to help compare and contrast the transition services requirements for Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Pre-Employment Transition Services.  Organized by major parts of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and the federal regulations for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Program, this document outlines how each entity addresses:

  • Definitions of transition services
  • Target population
  • Nature, scope and purpose of services
  • Description of activities and services
  • Reservation of funds

It also outlines how schools, pre-employment transition services and vocational rehabilitation are to work in collaboration to help students with disabilities achieve positive post school outcomes.

Click here to download the side by side view of transition services. 

  • As students work their way through the financial aid application process, their parents worry about such issues as the affordability of schools, whether they'll qualify for loans, and the privacy of FAFSA data. Find out how to help parents understand financial aid HERE.

  • Think College Search features 309 colleges and universities that offer postsecondary education programs for students with intellectual disability. Users of this searchable online database can filter by state, length of program, type of school, options for living on campus, and more. Click HERE to view.
So, what is a clinic anyway?  

An IEP Clinic is a designated 1 HOUR appointment time to meet with your PEN Project Regional Coordinator. There are different ways your Regional Coordinator may assist you at an IEP Clinic. Some ways are: 

  • To learn what the ARD process is like, 
  • To review your child’s IEP, 
  • Help you determine what you want for your child and how to achieve it, 
  • Help you understand what your rights are under IDEA.

Call, text or email your Regional Coordinator to schedule your appointment!

Region 7 – Dee Lower, Region7prn@gmail.com
Region 8 – Patricia Reedy, Region8prn@gmail.com
Region 10 – Jim Wright, Region10prn@gmail.com
Region 10 -- Andrea Amosson, Region10aprn@gmail.com  Habla español
Region 11 – Christy Balraj, Region11prn@gmail.com
Region 11- Pamela Householder, Region11aprn@gmail.com

Survey: Local School Board Member Training

The Texas Education Agency is currently collecting data in order to inform the development of resources for training local school board representatives across the state. We are inviting you to complete an anonymous survey about your opinions regarding what local school board members should know about Special Education. The responses from this survey will be used to develop recommendations and resources for training board members.

The survey will be open through January 7, 2022. Please take a moment to complete the survey, and pass it along to anyone who may be interested in giving their feedback as well!

Take Survey

 
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Our mailing address is:
1331 Airport Freeway, Ste 303
Euless, TX 76040

The contents of this publication were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H328M200043. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
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