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Welcome to the Parent Training and Information Center

The Parent Training and Information Center at the Federation for Children with Special Needs offers:

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  • Information and assistance on special education laws and procedures, community resources, disability information, advocacy groups, and more through our Special Education Call Center.
  • Support groups for Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese families that provide emotional support as well as training in special education policy.
  • Local workshops in communities across the state that focus on a variety of special education topics. Many workshops are also offered in Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Vietnamese. Workshops are free of charge to participants.
  • The Parent Consultant Training Institute, an intensive training program focusing on special education laws and procedures

Research shows that students are most successful when schools and families work together, leading to better attendance, test scores, behavior, graduation rates, and post-secondary enrollment.


The contents of the PTI website were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, #H328M140014.  The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education; you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.  Project Officer, Carmen Sanchez.