Parent Training- Special Education California Department of Education – Parent Organizations
The California Department of Education (CDE), Special Education Division, provides the following programs:
Parent Training and Information Center
Each Parent Training and Information Center (PTIC) is a parent-directed non-profit 501(c)(3) organization funded by the U.S. Department of Education, authorized under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and often enhanced by private sources. Every state in the United States has a funded PTIC.
Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC)
The Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC), as described in 20 United States Code 1472, will help ensure that underserved parents of children, ages birth through twenty-six with disabilities, including low income parents, parents of limited English-proficient children, and parents with disabilities, have the training and information the parents need to enable the parents to participate effectively in helping their children with disabilities.
Family Empowerment Centers (FECs)
Family Empowerment Centers provide services to families with children with disabilities ages three to twenty-two. The intent is to ensure that parents, guardians, and families of children and young adults with disabilities have access to accurate information, specialized training, and peer-to-peer support.