PEATC--Virginia's Parent Training and Information Center
Building a positive future for a child can be a daunting challenge. Whether concerned about academic achievement, the ability to make good decisions, or a future lifetime of meaningful contributions, it is hard to figure out where to begin. For parents and professionals to succeed in helping the children they care about, there are a few essentials:
It may be complicated but there is help. Call PEATC. When it comes to children’s educational rights, parental involvement in education, family-school-community partnerships, and individual self-advocacy and self-determination, PEATC is a one-stop shop. Funding for our centers comes, in large part, from the US Department of Education.
Each center offers the same general services:
Parent Training and Information Center for Families of Children with Disabilities – In 1978, PEATC began as one of the first Parent Training and Information (PTI) centers for families of children with disabilities. This center serves families of children with disabilities or suspected disabilities from birth through age 26 and the professionals who work with them. We help parents understand the workings of early intervention and special education, providing clarity to a complex system. With increased knowledge parents are better able to communicate the individual needs of their children to the professional world. As a result, parents are more likely to avoid disputes and succeed in advocating for needed services and supports that will help their children. We have leadership programs for English-speaking and Spanish-speaking families.
NEXT STEPS Transition Program – Through this information center, parents, students and professionals can learn more about opportunities that await transition age youth with disabilities and to prepare for what comes after high school. Garnering partnerships with professionals and leveraging community resources, youth with disabilities and their families have an opportunity to plan a future of their own design. Our webinars highlighting best practices in transition have almost 1,000 regular viewers and are archived for future review. Though not a part of the Virginia Information Center, we have supported the NEXT STEPS Transition Team initiative in Illinois for 28 years.
PEATC staff, Board and partners are committed to our work with families, students, schools and the community to fulfill our mission to build positive futures for Virginia’s children by working collaboratively with families, schools and communities in order to improve opportunities for excellence in education and success in school and community life.
To reach any of our three centers, call us at 1-800-869-6782 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit us at www.peatc.org.
100 N Washington Street, Suite 234
Falls Church, VA 22046
800-869-6782 (toll free)
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Content on this site was produced, in part, with grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education, under CFDA # 84.328M, #84.310A, and #84.235F. The content herein does not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Education, any other agency of the U.S. government, or any other source.
PEATC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to building positive futures for Virginia's children by working collaboratively with families, schools and communities in order to improve opportunities for excellence in education and success in school and community life. Our special focus is children with disabilities. You can reach PEATC by calling 703-923-0010 (Voice/TTY), or sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
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