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
http://www.taalliance.org
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.
http://hiwaay.net/~seachsv/
Alaska PARENTS, Inc. http://www.parentsinc.org
American Samoa American Samoa PAVE http://www.taalliance.org/ptis/amsamoa/
Arizona Pilot Parents of So. Arizona http://www.pilotparents.org
Arkansas Arkansas Disability Coalition http://www.adcpti.org
  FOCUS, Inc. http://www.grnco.net/~norre/
California DREDF http://www.dredf.org
  Exceptional Family Support,
Education & Advocacy Center
http://www.seacenter.org
  Exceptional Parents Unlimited http://www.exceptionalparents.org
  Matrix http://www.matrixparents.org
  Parents helping Parents of
Santa Clara
http://www.php.com
  Loving Your Disabled Child http://www.lydc.org
Colorado PEAK Parent Center, Inc. http://www.peakparent.org
Connecticut Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center http://www.cpacinc.org
Delaware Parent Information Center of Delaware http://www.picofdel.org
District of Columbia Advocates for Justice and Education http://www.AJE-DC.com
Florida Family Network on Disabilities http://fndfl.org
Georgia Parents Educating Parents & Professionals for All Children (PEPPAC) http://www.peppac.org
Idaho Idaho Parents Unlimited http://home.rmci.net/ipul
Illinois Designs for Change http://www.dfc1.org
  Family Resource Center on Disabilities http://www.ameritech.net/users/frcdptiil/index.html
  Family T.I.E.S. Network http://www.taalliance.org/ptis/fties
  National Center for Latinos with Disabilities http://www.interaccess.com/~ncld
Indiana In Source http://www.insource.org
Iowa Access for Special Kids http://www.taalliance.org/ptis/ia/
  The Parent Partner Community Resource Center Project http://www.taalliance.org/ptis/ia/
Kansas Families ACT http://www.mhasck.org
  Families Together, Inc. http://www.familiestogetherinc.com
Kentucky FIND of Louisville http://www.council-crc.org
Louisiana Project PROMPT http://www.project-prompt.com
Maine Maine Parent Federation http://www.mpf.org
Maryland Parents Place of Maryland, Inc. http://www.ppmd.org
Massachusetts Federation for Children with Special Needs http://www.fcsn.org
Michigan CAUSE http://www.causeonline.org
Minnesota PACER Center, Inc. http://www.pacer.org
Missouri Missouri Parents Act http://www.cm.org/mpact
Montana Parents Lets Unite for Kids http://www.pluk.org
Nebraska PTI Nebraska http://www.neparent-center.org
Nevada Nevada Parents Encouraging Parents http://www.nvpep.org
New Hampshire Parent Information Center http://www.parentinfomationcenter.org
New Jersey Statewide Parent Advocacy Network http://www.spannj.org
New Mexico Parents Reaching Out http://www.parentsreachingout.org
New York The Advocacy Center http://www.advocacycenter.com
  Advocates for Children of NY http://www.advocatesforchildren.org
  Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc. http://www.resourcesnyc.org
  United We Stand http://www.taalliance.org/ptis/uws
North Carolina ECAC, Inc. http://www.ecac-parentcenter.org
North Dakota Pathfinder Parent Training & Information Center http://www.pathfinder.minot.com
Ohio OCECD http://www.taalliance.org/PTIs/regohio/
Oregon Oregon COPE Project http://www.open.org/~orcope
Pennsylvania Parent Education Network http://www.parentednet.org
Rhode Island RI Parent Information Network http://www.ripin.org
South Carolina Pro-Parents http://community.comlumbiatoday.com/realcities/proparents
South Dakota South Dakota Parent Connection http://www.sdparent.org
Tennessee Support & Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP) http://www.tnstep.org
Texas El Valle Community Parent Resource Center http://www.thepoder.org
  The ARC of Texas in the Rio Grande Valley http://www.thearcoftexas.org
  Partners Resource Network, Inc. http://www.partnersTX.org
  Project PODER http://www.tfepoder.org
Utah Utah Parent Center http://www.utahparentcenter.org
Vermont Vermont Parent Information Center http://www.vtpic.com
Virgin Islands Virgin Island Find http://www.taalliance.org/ptis/vifind
  PADDA, Inc. http://www.padda.org
Virginia Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center http://www.peatc.org
Washington PAVE/STOMP http://www.washington-pave.org
West Virginia West Virginia PTI http://www.wvpti.org
Wyoming Parent Information Center http://www.wpic.org