Washington State Parent Training Information Center (PTI) is a federally funded program that works to help parents and other professionals understand and advocate for individuals with a disability in the special education system. PTI coordinators provide family friendly printed information, educational workshops, one to one assistance, attendance at educational meetings when available and support in understanding your rights and responsibility to a free and appropriate public education for your child with special needs.
Important School Advocacy Links
The leading website on learning disabilities of parents, teachers & other professionals.
The Arc of Washington
The ARC of WA State advocates for quality services and necessary funding to meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Local chapters provide support, information and referrals.
Special Education Publication and Related Resources web site.
Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) Center
PACER’s mission is to improve and expand opportunities that enhance the quality of life for children and young adults with all disabilities – physical, mental, emotional, learning – and their families.
Special Education News
Educational resource where parents, advocates, attorneys and school personnel come for accurate up-to-date information & strategies to secure rights of children with disabilities!
The Washington Assistive Technology Alliance (WATA)
WATA is a consumer advocacy network that includes the AT Resource Center at the University of Washington (ATRC), and the AT Resource Center at Easter Seal Society in Spokane (EATRC). WATA also receives guidance from a Consumer Majority Advisory Board.
Parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, up-to-date information about effective advocacy for children with disabilities. You’ll find hundreds of articles, cases, newsletters, and other information about special education law and advocacy in the Wrightslaw Libraries.