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Region 5 PTAC at PEAK Parent Center

PEAK Parent Center serves as the Parent Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) for Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) in a 10-state region as part of the Regional Technical Assistance Center Network of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education.

Our Parent Centers

North Dakota
New Mexico
South Dakota

Region 5 Staff

Barbara Buswell, Project Director
Beth Schaffner, Regional TA Specialist
Jacey Tramutt, Regional TA Specialist
Roger Holt, Technology Contractor & Specialist
Bronwen Buswell, Technology & Communications Planning Coordinator
Patricia Maycott, Outreach Coordinator & Project Assistant
Terry Booth, Technology Specialist

Contact Us

PEAK Parent Center
611 N. Weber, Suite 200
Colo. Springs, CO 80903

Phone: (719) 531-9400
Toll free: 1 (800) 284-0251
Fax: (719) 531-9452

Peak Parent, Region 5 PTAC

Our Services

  • Individualized Technical Assistance in agency and grant management and program content areas
  • Connections to regional and national resources, including OSEP, Technical Assistance and Dissemination Projects and other PTACs in the Parent Center Network
  • Assistance with outreach to better serve under-represented families
  • Technical Assistance on working collaboratively with State Education and Part C Lead Agencies
  • Facilitation of strategic technology planning and assistance with connecting Parent Centers with cutting edge non-profit technology resources
  • Board training and development
  • Assistance with connecting Parent Centers to best practices and resources that address Parent Center needs
  • The development of ICAP (Individualized Center Assistance Plan) and resource funding grant
  • Monthly Topical Director Teleconferences/webinars and Directors’ listserve
  • TAKE 5 electronic newsletter
  • Annual Regional Meeting of Parent Centers in Region 5
  • Region 5 PTAC website
  • Site visits and trainings for Parent Centers in Region 5

This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Special Education Programs, under Cooperative Agreement # H328R130011 to PEAK Parent Center, Inc.