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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
Jacey Tramutt, Regional TA Specialist
Emily Rome, Regional TA Specialist
Deana Heisler, Event Coordinator
Tanner Jones, Project Assistant
Patricia Maycott, Outreach & Technology Tools
Roger Holt, Technology Contractor

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

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 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.