WHO WE ARE

PRN is a non-profit agency that operates the federally funded Texas Parent Training and Information Centers - PATH, PEN & TEAM.

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OUR EVENTS

Do you want to become an effective advocate for your child? We offer free webinars and in-person workshops across the state.

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OUR TEAM

The majority of our staff are parents of children with disabilities. We understand what you are going through - you are not alone.

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IEP vs. 504: Which One Do You Need In Your Corner? Webinar

Did you miss the IEP vs. 504 webinar where we discussed the differences between IEPs and 504 plans? They’re similar in some ways but quite different in others.

Watch the recording of the webinar to learn what law applies, who is eligible, and which program/plan might work best for your child.

We’re Here For You

Partners Resource Network can help you understand your child’s disability; understand your rights and responsibilities under IDEA; and effectively participate as a team member with professionals in planning services for your child.

How do I get started?
Contact us at 1.800.866.4726 or partnersresource@sbcglobal.net and we will put you in touch with our person helping parents and families in your area.

Is there a cost for your services?
No. All of our services are provided at no cost.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Organization of Special Education Paperwork
    June 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
  2. Organization of Special Education Paperwork
    June 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
  3. ARD Process
    June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

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Schools are to give parents the Texas Education Agency (TEA) document Notice of Procedural Safeguards Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities at least once a year. It is also to be given when an initial evaluation for special education services is begun or when a parent requests an evaluation, when the first state complaint or due process hearing complaint is made in a school year, and whenever a parent requests a copy. There are common mistakes that many parents read more

The bank,  elected official, a credit card company, a boss, a fellow employee, or a local handyman have all asked customers and consumers to “put that in writing, please.” For parents of children with disabilities, there are even more reasons to “put that in writing, please.” They might be providing documentation about their child’s disability to strangers. A request for a meeting with a teacher, a change in their child’s program, an adjustment to their child’s testing schedules — each read more

Recall the Law There is no definition or mention of these terms in IDEA regulations.  It is generally accepted that “Accommodations are changes in how a student accesses information and demonstrates learning.  Accommodations do not substantially change the instructional level, content, or performance criteria.  The changes are made in order to provide a student with equal access to learning and equal opportunity to show what he or she knows and can do.  Accommodations can include changes in the following:  presentation read more

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the read more