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Parent Training and Information Centers

From the Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers website:

“Each state is home to at least one parent center. Parent centers serve families of children and young adults from birth to age 22 with all disabilities: physical, cognitive, emotional, and learning. They help families obtain appropriate education and services for their children with disabilities; work to improve education results for all children; train and inform parents and professionals on a variety of topics; resolve problems between families and schools or other agencies; and connect children with disabilities to community resources that address their needs.”

Illinois is home to two Parent Training and Information Centers.

Family Resource Center on Disabilities serves the Chicago Metro area. You can find out more about the work they do at

Family Matters Parent Training & Information serves the 94 counties in Illinois outside of the Chicago area. You can find out more about their work at

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