The Parent Coordination Network (PCN) is committed to ensuring parents of students with disabilities receive accurate and timely information to assist them in making informed choices in their child's education. Network members have identified the following priorities: joint training opportunities for parents, collaboration with other parent training organizations, and technical assistance to parents and school district personnel in the area of special education.
The Parent Coordination Network is responsible for coordinating the statewide Texas Survey of Parents of Students Receiving Special Education Services as part of the State Performance Plan Indicator 8 Parent Participation. Indicator 8 asks each state to report "the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services that report school facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities." In collaboration with the Parent Coordination Lead, Region III provides technical assistance to school districts that receive surveys. Technical assistance is also provided to districts regarding training, development of procedures, and legal requirements pertaining to surrogate parents.
Complete surrogate parent training materials developed by the Parent Coordination Network and ESC Region 9 may be obtained at the ESC Region 9 website listed below. The current PowerPoint training file (in English) can be obtained by clicking here: Surrogate Parent Training.
- Texas Parent Coordination Network Leadership (ESC Region 9)
- Parent Coordination Network Website
- The Texas Education Agency - Special Education Topics
- The Legal Framework - IDEA 04
- Texas Project FIRST
- Family to Family Network
- Partners Resource Network - TEAM Project
- Directory of Community Resources in Texas
- National Association of School Psychologists - Resources for Parents
- Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
- Beach Center on Disability