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:
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 4 & 6 Regional Conference, Las Vegas 2017 Speaker Materials
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
Joyce Chastain: Getting and Keeping the Good Ones - Region 4 and 6 Presentation
Kendra Hughes: Hughes Keynote Workshop Packet
Vicki Davis Davila: Serving on Groups ToT