PIC administers Delaware’s only federally mandated Parent Training and Information Center (PTI). As per the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), PIC is responsible for providing information, training, technical assistance, and support to parents and caregivers of children and youth with a broad range of disabilities: Learning, physical, emotional, intellectual, developmental and medical, from birth to age 26. Learn more about this partnership on this website’s Parent Training Information Center page.
The Educational Surrogate Parent Program is administered by the Parent Information Center through a contract from the Delaware Department of Education (DOE). Educational Surrogate Parents (ESPs) are volunteer advocates who act as parents in the special education process on behalf of children with disabilities who are in the state’s foster care system. The provision for appointing Educational Surrogate Parents was established under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
The DOE provides PIC with the financial and technical assistance to enhance our overall services for parents, in particular, Spanish speaking families, educators, and other professionals. Additionally, PIC is an active partner in the State Personnel Development Grants issued by the U.S. Department of Education/Office of Special Education Programs to help states enhance teacher capacity.
This partnership provides PIC with additional funds to offer training, information, and support families of infants and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays throughout the state.
Two separate grants from Family SHADE allow PIC to provide information and support to Hispanic families of young children with special healthcare needs or disabilities in Sussex County. Through this support, PIC is helping parents access a coordinated system of care that improves their child’s life.
The Parent Information Center of Delaware is committed to providing access to our web pages for individuals with disabilities. The content of this site has been tested for usability and accessibility using a combination of standards-based, automated procedures and accepted heuristic methods. We make every effort to comply with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Compliance is an ongoing process and we encourage notification when information on our website is inaccessible. If for any reason you are having difficulty accessing any of our resources please call us at (302) 999-7394 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.