Who We Are

Matrix Families

Matrix Parent Network Mission, Vision, and Values (pdf)

Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center is a parent-founded, parent-operated nonprofit organization founded in 1983. Click here for more about our history. Matrix provides both direct services to families and support services to other federally funded parent centers.

Why is parent-operated important? More than 50% of our Board of Directors are parents of children with diverse abilities and needs. Additionally, most of the staff at Matrix have children with special needs, so they have a deep understanding of what families are experiencing. All of our services are free, supported through grants, contracts, donations, and fundraising activities.  Click here to learn more about how to help us serve families in our community.

We serve families with children, ages birth-26 in Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties and other parent centers throughout Region 6, eight western states and pacific territories. Our support funding comes from:

  • Office of Special Programs (OSEP) under the U.S. Department of Education


  • California Department of Education, Special Programs Division


  • California Department of Developmental Services (DDS)


Click here to learn more about the programs supported by these funding sources.


Matrix Brochure - English

Matrix Brochure 2015 - Español


Matrix also serves as the Regional Parent Technical Assistance Center (RPTAC) for Region 6, providing technical assistance to Parent Centers in eight western states and territories to ensure they have the information and training needed to provide quality services to families in their areas.




Region 6 Technical Assistance Center


Region 4 & 6 Regional Conference, Las Vegas 2017 Speaker Materials 

Daniel Parker:  Self-Regulation for Transition handouts     Self-Regulation of Stress and Anxiety    Bibliography – Books     Self-Regulation Supports

Diana Autin:  NCPOFFC-Unauthorized Practice of Law     Providing Quality Written Assistance Parent Center Checklist     SPAN Policies re TA     UPL Policy     UPL Procedure     Written Provision of Individualized Assistance Region 4-6

Diana Cruz:  Beyond Participation

Jan Serak:   R4.6 Conf PD for Boards 6 v3

Jessica Wilson:  10 Great Things     How To Guide     Survey Item Bank Instructions     What's New at the Hub

John Kenyon:   Kenyon Content Interaction Handout     Kenyon Facilitation Handout

Joyce Chastain:   Getting and Keeping the Good Ones - Region 4 and 6 Presentation

Kendra Hughes:   Hughes Keynote Workshop Packet

Nelsinia Ramos:   Can You See What I See     Managing Cross-Cultural Communication Challenges by Gabriella Kiss

Ron Hager:   2016 Year in Review Administrative     2016 Year in Review Court     Special Education Legal Updates

Susan Henderson:   COPAA Voucher Paper Final R6     ED FAQ on 504 and Charter Schools 12-2016     ED FAQ on IDEA and Charter Schools 2016     School Choice Presentation 2017

Vicki Davis Davila:   Serving on Groups ToT


RPTAC Agenda at a Glance

RPTAC Program Agenda

Participant and Speaker Contact List

Speaker Bio's List