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Parent Training & Information Program

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

PAVE’s program called Parent Training and Information (PTI) helps family caregivers, youth, and professionals with questions about services for children and young people with disabilities, ages 0-26. PTI provides direct help, training for groups, and access to resources. Click Get Help to fill out the form, and PTI staff will contact you to talk through your situation and provide information, resources, and coaching. For example, PTI staff might help you understand how to refer a student to be evaluated for school-based services. We might help you organize your concerns for a meeting to discuss a student’s Section 504 Plan or Individualized Education Program (IEP). PTI empowers parents and students to help them understand their rights, and we provide coaching about special education vocabulary. For example, a student receiving special education services is entitled to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).

 Understanding how to use technical language like FAPE can help families ask questions and share their concerns with the school. If your questions are about something outside of school, we will do our best to help you find appropriate resources within your community.

When you contact us, please tell us which language you use or if you need other accommodations for us to best support you.

PTI provides training on a variety of topics. Live trainings may be in person or online. If you have a group that wants to schedule a training with our staff, click Get Help: Please let us know what you are looking for and we will contact you to discuss your request.

PTI supports a library of on demand trainings. Here are examples of topics we cover, with links to some of our on-demand videos:

You can sign up to receive emails with links to articles, videos, resources, and other information in our Pipeline newsletter.

To read articles and find resources anytime, you can type key words into the search bar at the top of our page. Here are common examples, with links to some articles:

“Thank you again for your help and for being such a good listener and following up with resources.  We really appreciate it!”

Grateful Parent

Other links for the PTI Program: