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Region 5 Parent Technical Assistance Center Project

The purpose of the Region 5 Parent Technical Assistance Project (Region 5 PTAC) is to provide technical assistance to Parent Centers, comprised of Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), in a 10 state region (Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming). The Region 5 PTAC believes that Parent Centers help foster independence in families so they are empowered to participate and advocate for their children throughout their lives. Through its technical assistance, the Region 5 PTAC supports sustainable, independent, empowered, and successful Parent Centers. The Region 5 PTAC assists Parent Centers with:

  • Agency and grant management,
  • Outreach strategies, 
  • Special and general education content areas, 
  • Strategic technology planning, and
  • Effective collaboration with their states.

Here are some of the most common ways that the Region 5 PTAC supports Parent Centers in Region 5:

  • Hosts an annual regional meeting that brings together center directors and key program staff.
  • Conducts site visits and offers technical assistance during these visits based on the needs and requests of the Parent Center.
  • Provides assistance and offers training to Boards of Directors. 
  • Publishes a Take5 eNewsletter. 
  • Conducts monthly webinars and teleconferences for Region 5 directors and key program staff. 
  • Offers topical work groups for Parent Centers related to key aspects of agency and federal grant management.

The Region 5 PTAC is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education. The Region 5 PTAC utilizes existing pools of resources to develop the capacity of Parent Centers in Region 5 by providing targeted and intensive technical assistance so that Parent Centers will more effectively serve families in their state! PEAK Parent Center has been implementing the Region 5 PTAC project since 2003. Learn more about PEAK Parent Center’s core vision and values!

Logo of the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of EducationSome of the contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H328R130011. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Kristen Rhoads.