The Oklahoma Parents Center is the statewide parent training and information (PTI) center serving parents of children with disabilities. Our goal is to educate and support parents, families and professionals in building partnerships that meet the needs of children and youth with the full range of disabilities ages’ birth to 26. We are a regionalized model with staff living in the area that they serve.
The Oklahoma Parents Center provides training to all families of children and youth in Oklahoma and the providers who service and support them. In order to effectively advocate for children, detailed information is needed on the laws, communication, team building skills, etc. Ongoing training opportunities for all parents and professionals can assist in this process. [...]
We are very excited about the opportunity to offer another method to assist you in becoming better educated about disabilities, basic rights, IEPs, and advocacy. Please keep in mind that we are just getting our library together and we welcome any suggestions for new additions to our collection of books, DVDs, and VHS tapes.
The most frequent request that the OPC receives from parents is for an advocate to attend their IEP meeting. Due to the small size of our staff and the demand from the community, PTI staff is unable to attend all requested meetings. In order to assist more parents throughout the state who need support with [...]
The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE), Special Education Services (SES), in collaboration with the Oklahoma Parents Center, Inc. (OPC) annually collect information regarding SoonerStart/Early Intervention and schools’ efforts to partner with parents for the provision of special education and related services. To do this, the OSDE-SES and OPC would like to invite you to complete the Parent Survey.
Your responses will help guide our state’s efforts to improve services and results for children and families.
Dr. Rene Axtell
Assistant State Superintendent
Oklahoma State Department of Education
Special Education Services
Oklahoma Parents Center, Inc.
SoonerStart Families – Birth to 3 years old
School Families – Ages 3 through 21