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Parent Training and Information Centers: Matrix is one of over 100 Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) nationwide, providing training and information to parents of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with all disabilities: physical, cognitive, emotional and learning.
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.
Family Empowerment Centers: Family Empowerment Centers provide family training, empowerment, and parent-professional collaborative activities in the area of educational needs for families of children with disabilities, ages 3 to 22 years old. Each center provides support and services to help families navigate the educational system and ensure that every child is receiving a free and appropriate education. Services include support groups, parent leadership training, and Special Education workshops for parents of children with disabilities who are historically underserved.
Family Resource Centers: In California, Early Start Family Resource Centers are part of the Early Start Program. Staffed by families of children with special needs, family resource centers offer parent-to-parent support and help parents, families, and children locate and use needed services; serving birth to age 36 months. They offer support services and resources in many languages, which may include newsletters, resource libraries, websites, parent-to-parent groups, sibling support groups, hotlines, and information and referral for parents and professionals. #HD069032, #HD60030