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Parent to Parent is Georgia's Parent Training Information Center (PTI)

 

PTIs are federally funded programs through the United States Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) authorized in Part D of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). PTIs serve families of children with disabilities who are ages birth through 26. We serve families of children with the full range of disabilities.

 

joshuaWhat do PTIs do for families?

PTIs help families work with early intervention, education, and transition systems and services. We want to ensure that families receive training and information on their rights, responsibilities, and protections under IDEA so they can actively participate in planning and decision making that affects their children.

 

What do PTIs do for youth with disabilities?

PTIs help youth and young adults with disabilities get high-quality services that increase their capacity to be effective self-advocates.

What do PTIs want for children with disabilities?

By working with families and children with disabilities, PTIs want children with disabilities to:

 

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I am a parent or family member. When should I call the PTI?

You might call when you have questions about a disability or diagnosis, early intervention, special education, or transition services in Georgia. The PTI can help you:

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I am a teen or young adult with a disability. When should I call the PTI?

You might call when you have questions about:

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placeholder imageyour rights and responsibilities while receiving services under IDEA and after transitioning to post-school programs, services and employment

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Does Georgia's PTI charge for services?

No, Georgia's PTI services, and all Parent to Parent of Georgia services, are provided free of charge.

 

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How do I get started?

That's easy! Just give us a call at 1-800-229-2038.

 

What can I expect when I call?

A coordinator will ask you some questions to understand what you need and work with you to develop your next steps.

What if I don't live in Georgia?

Every state has at least one PTI. To find out information about other PTIs across the country, please visit the Center for Parent Information and Resources.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Parent to Parent of Georgia
3070 Presidential Parkway, Suite 130
Atlanta, Georgia 30340

800.229.2038

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