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RD Zone: About the Region D PTAC

The Purpose of Region D PTAC

The purpose of the Region D Parent Technical Assistance Project (Region D PTAC) is to provide technical assistance to Parent Centers, comprised of 17 Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and 9 Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), in a 11 state region (Alaska: PTI - Stone Soup Group, Arizona: PTI - Raising Special Kids, California: PTI - WarmlineCalifornia: PTI - PHP    California: PTI - MatrixCalifornia: PTI - Support for FamiliesCalifornia: PTI - DREDFCalifornia: PTI - Exceptional Parents UnlimitedCalifornia: PTI - TASK - 2 PTI ProjectsColorado: PTI - PEAK Parent CenterHawaii: PTI - LDAHIdaho: PTI: IPULNevada: PTI - PEPNew Mexico: PTI - Parents Reaching OutOregon: PTI - FACTUtah: PTI - Utah Parent CenterWashington: PTI - PAVE). 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. Through its technical assistance, the Region D PTAC supports sustainable, independent, empowered, and successful Parent Centers. 

The Region D PTAC is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education. The Region D PTAC utilizes existing pools of resources to develop the capacity of Parent Centers in Region D by providing targeted and intensive technical assistance so that Parent Centers will more effectively serve families in their state! PEAK Parent Center has been implementing the Region D PTAC project since 2018. Learn more about PEAK Parent Center’s core vision and values!

Region D PTAC Services

  • Individualized Technical Assistance in agency and grant management and program content areas
  • Connections to regional and national resources, including OSEP, Technical Assistance and Dissemination Projects and other PTACs in the Parent Center Network
  • Assistance with outreach to better serve under-represented families
  • Technical Assistance on working collaboratively with State Education and Part C Lead Agencies
  • Facilitation of strategic technology planning and assistance with connecting Parent Centers with cutting edge non-profit technology resources
  • Board training and development
  • Assistance with connecting Parent Centers to best practices and resources that address Parent Center needs
  • The development of Individualized Center Technical Assistance Plan
  • Monthly Topical Director Teleconferences/webinars and Directors’ listserve
  • Region D Dynamic electronic newsletter
  • Annual Regional Meeting and Gatherings of Parent Centers in Region D
  • Region D PTAC website www.regiondptac.org
  • Site visits and trainings for Parent Centers in Region D

How to ask for technical assistance:

Each center has been assigned a lead TA Specialist. To request support, please contact your lead TA specialist:

Barb Buswell: bbuswell@peakparent.org

Nora Thompson: nthompson@peakparent.org

Tony Darren: tdarren@peakparent.org

Emily Rome: erome@peakparent.org

Or phone PEAK Parent center 719-531-9400.