Parent centers in each state provide training and information to parents of infants, toddlers, school-aged children, and young adults with disabilities and the professionals who work with their families.  This assistance helps parents participate more effectively with professionals in meeting the educational needs of children and youth with disabilities.  To reach the parent center in your state, you can contact the Alliance Coordinating Office at (888) 248-0822.  The Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers (the Alliance) coordinates the delivery of technical assistance to the Parent Training and Information Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers through four regional centers.


Regional Centers: Alliance Coordinating Office:
PACER Center
Northeast Regional Center Parent Info. Center CT,  DE, DC, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, Puerto Rico, RI, US VI, VT (603) 224-7005
Midwest Regional Center Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCEDCD) CO, IL, IA, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI (740) 382-5452
South Regional Center Exceptional Children's Assistance Center (ECAC) AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC. OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV (704) 892-1321
West Regional Center Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center AK, AZ, Department Defense Dependent Schools (DODDS), CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, Pacific Jurisdiction, UT, WA, WY (415) 884-3535

Alabama Special Education Action
Committee, Inc.
Alaska PARENTS, Inc.
American Samoa American Samoa PAVE
Arizona Pilot Parents of So. Arizona
Arkansas Arkansas Disability Coalition
  FOCUS, Inc.
California DREDF
  Exceptional Family Support,
Education & Advocacy Center
  Exceptional Parents Unlimited
  Parents helping Parents of
Santa Clara
  Loving Your Disabled Child
Colorado PEAK Parent Center, Inc.
Connecticut Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center
Delaware Parent Information Center of Delaware
District of Columbia Advocates for Justice and Education
Florida Family Network on Disabilities
Georgia Parents Educating Parents & Professionals for All Children (PEPPAC)
Idaho Idaho Parents Unlimited
Illinois Designs for Change
  Family Resource Center on Disabilities
  Family T.I.E.S. Network
  National Center for Latinos with Disabilities
Indiana In Source
Iowa Access for Special Kids
  The Parent Partner Community Resource Center Project
Kansas Families ACT
  Families Together, Inc.
Kentucky FIND of Louisville
Louisiana Project PROMPT
Maine Maine Parent Federation
Maryland Parents Place of Maryland, Inc.
Massachusetts Federation for Children with Special Needs
Michigan CAUSE
Minnesota PACER Center, Inc.
Missouri Missouri Parents Act
Montana Parents Lets Unite for Kids
Nebraska PTI Nebraska
Nevada Nevada Parents Encouraging Parents
New Hampshire Parent Information Center
New Jersey Statewide Parent Advocacy Network
New Mexico Parents Reaching Out
New York The Advocacy Center
  Advocates for Children of NY
  Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc.
  United We Stand
North Carolina ECAC, Inc.
North Dakota Pathfinder Parent Training & Information Center
Oregon Oregon COPE Project
Pennsylvania Parent Education Network
Rhode Island RI Parent Information Network
South Carolina Pro-Parents
South Dakota South Dakota Parent Connection
Tennessee Support & Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP)
Texas El Valle Community Parent Resource Center
  The ARC of Texas in the Rio Grande Valley
  Partners Resource Network, Inc.
  Project PODER
Utah Utah Parent Center
Vermont Vermont Parent Information Center
Virgin Islands Virgin Island Find
  PADDA, Inc.
Virginia Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center
Washington PAVE/STOMP
West Virginia West Virginia PTI
Wyoming Parent Information Center