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.
When working with military families it is important to know that they sometimes face a unique set of financial challenges. Frequent moves and deployments are just two of the many factors that can cause those financial hardships. In addition to community resources, there are military organizations to whom you can refer families and whose purpose is to provide financial assistance to service members and their families. Each branch of the military has a specific relief or aid society.
For parents whose child has special needs, there can be concerns about the ability of child care providers to effectively manage a child’s needs. For Military Families this can be of additional concern with frequent relocation. What are the military-sponsored options for families whose child has disabilities?