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Help centers for parents of children with disabilities

Emmanuel Salazar

Parent Training and Information Centers provide parents of children with disabilities, ages birth through 26 (including parents who are socio-economically disadvantaged parents of children with limited English-proficiency) with the training and information they need to enable them to participate effectively in helping the children with disabilities to “meet developmental and functional goals and challenging academic achievement goals that have been established for all children; be prepared to lead productive, independent adults lives to the maximum extent possible; and provide training and information on parent rights, responsibilities, and protections under IDEA.”

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Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK) is the parent training and information center (PTI). They cover the counties of Los Ángeles, Orange, Imperial, Riverside, San Diego, and San Bernardino.

They offer free workshops to teach parents with children with disabilities to be the best “advocates” for their children. Parents will be able to be “Equal Participants” during the development of their child’s individualized education plan (IEP). To find them they are on the internet and their phone number is (714) 533-8275.