Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers
The Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers (the ALLIANCE) is an innovative partnership of one national and six regional parent technical assistance centers, each funded by the U.S. Department of Education?s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). These seven projects comprise a unified technical assistance system for the purpose of developing, assisting, and coordinating the over 100 Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The national and regional parent technical assistance centers work to strengthen the connections to the larger OSEP Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network and fortify partnerships between Parent Centers and education systems at local, state, and national levels. The ALLIANCE Parent Technical Assistance Centers help Parent Centers by offering innovative technical assistance, up-to-date information, and high quality resources and materials. The ALLIANCE National Center supports Parent Centers through standardized publications, unified data collection, national conferences and institutes, webinars, a monthly e-newsletter, management and nonprofit expertise, and other resources.