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Northwest Arkansas Community Parent Resource Center

Arkansas Support Network’s (ASN) Family Support Program received a federal grant to fund the Northwest Arkansas Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC), the first in the state and serve families of children with disabilities ages birth through 26. It serves four counties: Benton, Carroll, Madison, and Washington. The CPRC, while advocating for children in special education, specifically emphasizes training and information for all families, including: foster families, parents who are working to reunite with their children, and the parents of young people in the juvenile justice system. In addition, the CPRC targets professionals working with these three groups.

For more information, please contact:

www.nwacprc.org

614 E. Emma, Suite 219

Springdale, AR 72764

Ph: (479)927-4100

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Arkansas Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) at the Arkansas Disability Coalition

The Arkansas Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) is a statewide federal grant program operated through the Arkansas Disability Coalition. The goals of the center are to empower parents of children with disabilities in their roles as parents, decision makers, and advocates for their children and promote parent/professional partnerships. The PTI works collectively with school districts to improve outcomes for children with disabilities by providing information, support, resources, and training.

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For more information, please contact:

www.adcpti.org

 

1501 North University, Ste. 268, Little Rock, AR 72207

Ph: 501-614-7020

Toll Free: 800-223-1330

Fax: 501-614-9082

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CADRE – The National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education

The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) works to increase the nation's capacity to effectively resolve special education disputes, reducing the use of expensive adversarial processes. CADRE works with state and local education and early intervention systems, parent centers, families and educators to improve programs and results for children with disabilities. Additional information on resolving disputes at the local level can be found by visiting the CADRE website.

CADRE has developed four parent guides on Mediation, Written State Complaints, Due Process Complaints/Hearing Requests, and Resolution Meetings, which can be viewed and downloaded at: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/DRparentguides2014.cfm

For more information, please contact:

http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/

Ph: 541-686-5060

Fax: 541-686-5063

Disability Rights Center

The Disability Rights Center of Arkansas (DRC) is the federally funded and authorized Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system and Client Assistance Program (CAP) for people with disabilities in Arkansas. DRC is authorized to advocate for and protect human, civil and legal rights of all Arkansans with disabilities consistent with federal law. DRC services are provided free of charge. DRC, a nonprofit agency, is independent from state or local government.

For more information, please contact:

www.arkdisabilityrights.org

Ph: 501-296-1775

Toll Free: 800-482-1174

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