Education Department awards grants to fund information centers for parents of children with disabilities

The U.S. Education Department announced today that they have awarded 16 states $9.8 million in grants to operate 25 Parent Training and Information (PTI) Centers for parents of students with disabilities. The centers works with parents to help them ensure that their children have access to entitled services.

In a statement to the press, Arne Duncan said: “Parent Centers are critical in helping to empower parents and families who have children with disabilities. These centers help parents understand the services to which their children are entitled and deserve under the law. They also are powerful resources in communities across the country.”

With the addition of these grants, the Education Department now funds 101 parent information centers. Centers in Washington include Open Doors for Multi Cultural Centers, Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP), and Washington PAVE.

Find the full list of award grantees here.

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