How We Help

If your child receives special education services or an accommodation plan or is in need of such services, Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center (FMPTIC) can help...

  • We assist parents of children with disabilities to be informed participants in the special education process.
  • We assist students with disabilities to understand their rights and responsibilities.
  • We supply information to teachers and other professionals who provide special education and related services to children with disabilities.

Family Matters Provides

  • disability-related information
  • referral
  • linkage
  • telephone and email consultation regarding individual issues
  • parent trainings and teleconferences (also available in Spanish upon request)
  • training for professionals and support staff
  • lending library
  • informational packets on special education issues
  • educational record review

Our Training Topics Are

  • special education rights and responsibilities
  • IEP planning and participation
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • No Child Left Behind
  • alternate assessments
  • behavior and discipline
  • parent / school collaboration
  • conflict resolution  
  • transition from early intervention to early childhood services  
  • and others
     

Personal Story of Our Service Impact