To open a map, find the “Maps” tab below the logo area on our website, branchta.org. Hover over the tab to select your region’s map from the drop-down menu, or click on the tab to see a page of direct links to the regional maps.
View our new video “How to Use the Interactive Maps” that outlines easy-to-use outreach with installations in your State. We’ve also included a number of related and useful resources for you. You’ll find them right below the video!
Federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) are found in every State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Large States have more than one PTI. In addition, thirty federally funded Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) focus on unserved or underserved populations throughout the United States and territories. Together, the PTIs and CPRCs (collectively referred to as Parent Centers) can play a vital role in supporting your work with Exceptional Family Members in your communities. The following information is a quick fact sheet on what a federally funded Parent Center is required to do through their grants and some suggestions on how you can utilize them effectively.
Prior to June 2015, DoDEA schools operated under IDEA 1997 in providing EIS and Special Education services. In June 2015 Department of Defense issued a new directive and a manual with regulations based on the provisions of IDEA 2004. While this change should eliminate many of the differences between public schools and DoDEA schools with regard to Special Education, some DoDEA schools may not have fully implemented the changes.
Can military families now expect the same interpretation of IDEA whether their children receive services through State and public schools or Department of Defense? It’s early to tell, but there will (probably) still be differences in how public schools/States and DoD interpret and implement the IDEA.
Outside of the top 12 military impacted States it can be especially difficult to know where and who to contact when working with your local military partners. To take the guesswork out of this basic information, we’re compiling it for you! Check it out: an interactive map for you to find who, what and where in your State! Have ideas/tips for your area? Contact us! Find your regional map under the “Maps” tab on our website at branchta.org