Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)

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Pathfinder Services of ND is the Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) for the state of North Dakota.

Every state has at least one Parent Center, designated and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

The Parent Information Centers program is one of the primary vehicles under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for providing information and training to parents of children with disabilities. The program supports competitive awards to help ensure that:

  • Children with disabilities and their parents receive training and information designed to assist these children in meeting developmental and functional goals and challenging academic achievement goals, and in being prepared to lead productive independent adult lives;
  • Children with disabilities and their parents receive training and information on their rights, responsibilities, and protections under IDEA, in order to develop the skills necessary to cooperatively and effectively participate in planning and decision making relating to early intervention, educational, and transitional services; and
  • Parents receive coordinated and accessible technical assistance and information to assist them in improving early intervention, educational, and transitional services and results for their children and families.

To learn more, visit the U.S. Department of Education's page on the program.

Pathfinder Projects

Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)

Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)

Pathfinder Services of ND is the Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) for the state of North Dakota.


Experienced Parent Program

Experienced Parent Program

The Experienced Parent Program provides emotional support and information to families of children birth to 3 years of age with developmental disabilities, delays, and ongoing health care needs.