Parent Training and Information

The letters of PTI are displayed representing the PTI program. PTI stands for Parent Training and Information program

Parent Training and Information (PTI) helps Washingtonians support students with disabilities. PTI does this by providing information, training, resources, and technical assistance to help family caregivers, students and professionals understand rights and responsibilities within education systems. Examples of technical assistance include guidance about how to seek an evaluation for special education services or how to organize concerns for a meeting with the school. PTI empowers families with basic principles and vocabulary from federal and state disability laws to further understanding about how students access their right to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). 

To get one-to-one assistance, click Get Help and fill out the form. PTI staff will contact you to talk through your situation and provide information, resources, and coaching.

When you contact us for help, please tell us which language you use.

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  • Where to begin
  • Evaluation
  • IEP
  • IDEA
  • Section 504
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Behavior or Discipline
  • Early Learning
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