You can find lots of helpful resources on the PA State Parent Advisory Council website. The resource center has a large selection of parent resource materials that provides concise and up-to-date information on topics that affect children, teenagers, and their families. Title I parents are welcome to request a single copy of up to ten free booklets that might help them to discuss important issues with their kids. They can complete the order form and mail it to us, or your school can collect the requests and send them in one envelope. We will fill out the orders and mail them to parents individually.
Parent Education Network: PEN is part of a national system of Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs), serving South Central, Northeast, Southeast and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We are funded by the US Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. 2009 marked our 25-year anniversary of service to parents of children with disabilities. PEN is a coalition of professionals and parents of children representing a range of disabilities and ages. We are committed to serving parents of all special needs children from birth to adulthood, including parents of children in preschool, regular education classes, educational/residential placement, adult systems and those children not yet identified as needing service.
PEN provides technical assistance, information, skill development training, workshops and referral services to parents to help children reach their full potential in educational, vocational and community settings. Much of the information included in this site is designed to support Pennsylvania parents of children with special needs, but information and links are included on Federal Special Education, National Disability Issues and Resources and Special Education Legal links that will also pertain to parents and individuals with disabilities in other states. We hope you find the following information helpful.
US Department of Education fun activities parents can use to build their children's language skills. It includes a reading checklist, typical language accomplishments for different age groups, book suggestions, and resources for children with reading problems or learning disabilities.
Reading is Fundamental Discover online resources to support your child’s favorite books. Activities, puzzles, videos, and much more.
Since our primary objective is to support parents, please feel free to call Early Intervention Services for further information or assistance. Parents within Pennsylvania may reach us at our toll-free number, 1-800-522-5827.