Education Department announces new special education centers grants

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Training Centers Funded

More than $5 million will be disbursed to 19 centers to support and assist parents of students enrolled in special education services, the U.S. Department of Education announced August 12.

With the announcement, the department now funds 91 Parent Training and Information Centers, with at least one located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

“Parent Centers help families better understand their child’s disability and can often connect them to important local, state and national resources,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a news release. “These centers will play a vital role in empowering parents and families to learn about appropriate early interventions and special education services.”

The centers are located in Alaska, Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Maine, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Puerto Rico, Vermont and Wisconsin.