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PEAK Parent Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that implements various federal, state, local, independent, and philanthropic projects. Learn how to get involved with PEAK's work! 

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Parent Training and Information Center Project

The purpose of the Parent Training and Information (PTI) project is to provide Colorado parents, self-advocates, and family members with high quality information and training so that they can become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves. The PTI assists families and self-advocates to create change so that schools and communities are more responsive to the needs of all students. The PTI’s driving principle is to foster independence so that parents are empowered to participate and advocate for their children throughout their lives and so that youth with disabilities are empowered to become independent, empowered self-advocates. The PTI project:

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Shift Transition Project

The purpose of the Shift Transition Project (Shift) is to serve youth with disabilities and their families to realize new transition possibilities! Shift provides resources, training, and support to families and to youth with disabilities on transition to college, post-secondary opportunities, how to plan for positive futures, and how to access supports and services after leaving school. The Shift Project:

  • Supports families and youth with disabilities to set positive goals for the future.

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Region 5 Parent Technical Assistance Center Project

The purpose of the Region 5 Parent Technical Assistance Project (Region 5 PTAC) is to provide technical assistance to Parent Centers, comprised of Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), in a 10 state region (Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming). The Region 5 PTAC believes that Parent Centers help foster independence in families so they are empowered to participate and advocate for their children throughout their lives. 

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