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

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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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Supported Decision Making Webinar - Partners Resource Network

Tuesday, November 13  @ 12:15 p.m. CT
Supported Decision Making

Join us for our next statewide webinar as our special guest presenter Jeff Miller of Disability Rights Texas discusses Supported Decision Making.

During the 84th Texas Legislative Session in 2015, legislators passed new laws that make Texas the first state to have laws recognizing supported decision-making agreements as an alternative to guardianship. Supported decision-making allows individuals to make their own decisions and stay in charge of their lives, while receiving the help and assistance they need to do so.

Register for the Supported Decision Making webinar today>>

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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

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    November 20 @ 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm CST
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    November 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm CST

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If your teen has a learning disability, self-awareness and self-advocacy are keys to her future success. The ability to self-advocate is important for kids to learn in order to be successful at all stages of their lives. In the past, self-advocacy was a term applied mostly to adults with disabilities, but recently more focus has been placed on teaching this skill to preteens and teenagers. Self-advocacy is understanding your strengths and needs, identifying your personal goals, knowing your legal rights read more

The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a formal commitment from the school that outlines the services and support it will provide to an eligible child in order for the child to benefit from the educational program. An IEP must be developed before a student can begin receiving special education services. It also must be reviewed and updated each year so that the child receives the most appropriate services he needs at that time.

1. ATTITUDE AND EMOTIONS Don’t yell. Drop your voice when you feel anger. If the other party seems to be acting in good faith, respond in-kind. Focus on how to get your partner(s) to do what you think they need to do. Never threaten anything you are not fully prepared to carry out successfully. Imagine yourself as the advocate for someone else’s child.

The first step in getting services for your child is being prepared to explain what you want for your child and having information that supports your request. After you decide what your child needs, you must be able to clearly communicate to the appropriate person what you are requesting. Communicating with the appropriate person is the quickest, simplest way to resolve or address issues.