Do you need to take a Survey??? If you need to take the SoonerStart Family Survey or the Parent Survey for Special Education Services, you are in the right place! The surveys are produced through a partnership between the Oklahoma State Department of Education – Special Education Services division (OSDE-SES) and the Oklahoma Parents Center (OPC). […]
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 […]
Oklahoma ABLE Tech is the statewide Assistive Technology Act Program proudly located at Oklahoma State University in the Department of Wellness. ABLE Tech is funded through the Administration for Community Living of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and maintains coordination and collaboration efforts with partners throughout the State of Oklahoma. The funding provided helps […]
The Special Education Resolution Center (SERC) offers innovative programs that assist school districts and parents in settling disputes regarding the Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) of students with disabilities. The programs are provided at no cost through a partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Education. SERC Programs and Services IEP Facilitation If your situtation qualifies […]
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. […]
PARENT CENTERS in each state provide training and information to parents of infants, toddlers, school-aged children, and young adults with disabilities and to the professionals who work with their families. This assistance helps parents participate more effectively with professionals in meeting the educational needs of children and youth with disabilities. In order to better serve […]
What does this new Oklahoma law mean? The law outlines the adults’ responsibilities in a student’s academic career, leading up to and including third grade, who endorse the student reading on a third grade level before entering the fourth grade. It also states that third graders who score UNSATISFACTORY in reading on the Oklahoma Core […]
All children deserve a chance to reach their full potential. Project Child Find, a service to assist families of children who may have special needs, is here in Oklahoma to see that every child has that chance. The Oklahoma Parents Center has Project Child Find Hotline, 1-888-9-OKFIND or 1-888-965-3463. If there appears to be a […]
The Oklahoma Parents Center (OPC) is a federally funded Parent Training and Information Center. We are funded through the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE). We have been providing services to Oklahoma families of children with disabilities, their teachers and other professionals since 2000. Our PTI staff is here to help you navigate the Special Education Maze and provide you with the information and tools you need to be an informed and active participant in your child’s education.
The purpose of the PTI project is to help Oklahoma parents and families:
- Better understand the nature of their children’s disabilities and their children’s educational, developmental, and transitional needs;
- Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with their child’s educators and other professionals;
- Participate in decision-making processes, including those related to their child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP);
- Understand about the range, type and quality of options, programs and services, technologies, practices and interventions that are based on scientifically-based research;
- Understand the resources available to assist their children at school and home;
- Understand their rights as provided under IDEA (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004); and
- Participate in activities at the school level that benefit their children and to participate in parental involvement activities.
Do you need to take a Survey???
If you need to take the SoonerStart Family Survey or the Parent Survey for Special Education Services, you are in the right place!
The surveys are produced through a partnership between the Oklahoma State Department of Education – Special Education Services division (OSDE-SES) and the Oklahoma Parents Center (OPC).
Please choose the appropriate survey below or visit our Survey Introduction page for more information!
SoonerStart Family Survey – Birth to 3 years old
(Familias SoonerStart – Nacimiento hasta los 3 años de edad)
Parent Survey for Special Education – Ages 3 through 21
(Familias de la escuela – Niños de 3 a 21)