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Region D PTAC: Matrix Parent Network & PEAK Parent Center

Matrix Parent Network and PEAK Parent Center are partnering for the Parent Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) for Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) in an 11-state region, plus 2 US Territories, 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

New Mexico
The outlying areas of the Pacific Basin
The Freely Associated States

Region D Staff

Barb Buswell, TA Co-Director

Nora Thompson, TA Co-Director

Tony Darren, TA Specialist

Emily Rome, TA Specialist

Contact Us

Matrix Parent Network

94 Galli Dr. #C

Novato Ca. 94949

Phone: (415) 884-3535

Toll free: 1 (800) 578-2592

Fax: (415) 884-3555

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
  • Board training and development
  • The development of long range Individualized Center Assistance Plans
  • Monthly Topical Director Teleconferences/webinars and Directors’ listserve
  • Bi-monthly TAKE 5 electronic newsletter
  • Annual Regional Meeting of Parent Centers in Region D
  • Region D PTAC website
  • Site visits and trainings for Parent Centers in Region D

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