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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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Project POWER

Project POWER is a Parent Training and Information Center, funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration, that supports parents centers in Region D2 (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah) to build capacity for their transitioning youth with disabilities ages 14-26 and their families. 

Project POWER has a commitment to making materials accessible to multiple audiences and will do its best to make its information and services available in other languages, whenever possible. PEAK Parent Center has been implementing Project POWER (Rehabilitation Services Administration) since it was renewed in 2020!

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Region D Parent Technical Assistance Center Project

The purpose of the Region D Parent Technical Assistance Project (Region D PTAC) is to provide technical assistance to Parent Centers, comprised of Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), in an 11 state region (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington). The Region D 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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