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Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) Outside of California

Refer to the Parent Technical Assistance Center Network to find a Parent Training and Information Center in your area. Visit STOMP (Specialized Training Of Military Parents) for Parent Training and Information Center services for parents in the military. CPIR serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers, so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.

California Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs)
State and Federal Government Resources
Resources for Specific Disabilities
Legal, Education and Parenting Resources
Assistive Technology
  • Abilities Expo: Events for people with disabilities.
  • Ability Tools: Formerly the AT Network, Ability Tools is California’s Assistive Technology Act Program. They provide a variety of services for Californians with disabilities of all ages.
  • AbleNet: Practical products and creative solutions for teaching children with disabilities.
  • AngelSense: The only GPS tracker designed for special needs.
  • A.T. Kratter and Company: Technology for people with visual and reading disabilities.
  • Attainment Family: Products for families supporting children and adults with special needs.
  • Autism ID Card: Helps people on the spectrum explain their medical condition to police, EMTs, and other first responders in the event of an emergency.
  • Boardmaker Online: A multi-level approach to creating engaging print and interactive materials for your special education needs.
  • Bookshare: Ebooks for people with reading barriers.
  • BridgingApps: Apps for people with special needs.
  • Center on Technology and Disability: A wealth of free, high-quality resources and events on all aspects of assistive technology.
  • ConnectAbility Visuals Engine: Create visual supports for your child.
  • If I Need Help: QR codes and profiles for loved ones who may wander; when lost or needing help, their code can be scanned or manually entered on the website to access contact information.
  • K5 Stars An online learning center that helps every child become a star learner.
  • Moms with Apps: A blog supporting the thoughtful use of technology with a family-friendly point of view.
  • My BuddyTag: A lost child is a parent’s worst nightmare. BuddyTag uses Bluetooth technology to help parents keep track of their kids when out and about.
  • National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM): Resources and technical assistance for educators, parents, students, publishers, conversion houses, accessible media producers, and others interested in learning more about AEM and implementing AEM and the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard.
  • Reading Play Room: Download this playroom TASK designed to showcase fun tools to help with reading!
  • Sensory Play Room: Download this playroom TASK designed to provide a calming place to relax, play or both!
  • Tech Ease 4 All: Help and “how to” tutorials for accessibility options using Universal Access in Apple’s Mac OSX and Ease of Access in Microsoft Windows.
  • Tottoos: Create child safety temporary tattoos designed to increase the chance for a lost child to be found and decrease the time you and your child may be separated.

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