Parent Training and Information Projects

The Partners Resource Network (PRN) is the nonprofit agency awarded three parent training and information (PTI) projects which now cover the entire state of Texas. These projects operate independently but do share some central administrative functions. All of the projects share the common purpose of empowering parents of children and youth with disabilities in their roles as parents, decision makers, and advocates for their children. In addition, the PRN publishes the Parent Advocate Quarterly Newsletter.

The following are the Statewide PTI Projects: 

PATH Project (Serving ESC Regions 5-13)

Alexis Smith, PATH Program Manager
Partners Resource Network
1090 Longfellow Drive
Beaumont, Texas 77706
(409) 898-4684 Office
(409) 898-4869 Fax

TEAM Project (Serving Regions 1-4, and 20)

Julissa Porro, Program Director
5005 W. 34th Street., Suite 207A
Houston, Texas 77092
(713) 524-2147 Office
(713) 942-7135 Fax
Toll free: 877-832-8945
Email: jporroprnteam@sbcglobal.net

PEN Project (Serving ESC Regions 14-19)

Melissa Knott, Program Director
1001 Main Street, Suite 804
Lubbock, Texas 79401
(806) 762-1628 Office
(806) 762-1628 Fax
Toll free: (877) 762-1435
Email: mknottpen@sbcglobal.net