July 2024 Workshops

PATH Project
eNews | July 2024
Partners Resource Network PATH Project is one of four Texas Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) funded through the Department of Education. We provide free information, technical assistance, and ARD support to parents of children with special needs. Our mission is to empower and support Texas families and individuals impacted by disabilities or special health care needs.
July 2024 Workshops
July 3, 2024 @ 5:30 pm
ARD Process

Location: Holly Park Community, 3338 Holly Rd, Corpus Christi, TX  78415
Contact information: Natalie Parker | 361.445.2381 | region2prn@gmail.com
July 11, 2024 @ 10:30am
Specially Designed Instruction

Location: Scenic Woods Regional Library, 1 Mary Wilbanks Ave, Baytown, TX  77520
Contact information: Celia Ulloa | 832-720-2369 | Region4aprn@gmail.com
July 12, 2024 @ 12:00pm
Solving the Employment Puzzle

Virtual:  Need LInk
Contact information: Marion Campbell | 409.790.0741 | region5prn@gmail.com
July 13, 2024 @ 6:00 pm-9:00pm
YOUTH- Self-Advocacy and Education

Location: Domino’s Pizza, 2411 Ave I, Huntsville, TX  77340
Contact information: Sabrina Thompson | 936.348.0013 | region6prn@gmail.com

July 15, 2024 @ 10:30am
Instrucción especialmente diseñada

Location: Sterling Municipal Library, 1 Mary Wilbanks Ave, Baytown, TX  77520
Contact information: Celia Ulloa | 832-720-2369 | Region4aprn@gmail.com
July 16, 2024 @ 10:00 am
Communication Skills

Location: Crockett Resource Center for Independent Living, 1020 304 Loop E, Crockett, TX 75835
Contact information: Sabrina Thompson | 936.348.0013 | region6prn@gmail.com
July 27, 2024 @ 9:00am
Evaluating Children for the Presence of Disability

Location: Coastal Bend College, 704 Coyote Trail, Corpus Christi, TX  78413Contact information: Natalie Parker | 361.445.2381 | region2prn@gmail.com
July 2024 IEP Clinics
Please call to reserve an appointment time
July 3, 2024 @ 11:00am-3:00pm
Location: Starbucks, 802 US-90, Dayton, TX 77535
Contact information: Marion Campbell | 409.790.0741 | region5prn@gmail.com

July 9, 2024 @ 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: Starbucks, 5630 Saratoga Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX  78414
Contact information: Natalie Parker | 361.445.2381 | region2prn@gmail.com

July 10 @ 10:00am-12:00am
Location: Starbucks, 1501 Farm to Market 1960 Bypass Rd E, Humble, TX 77338
Contact information: Celia Ulloa | 832-720-2369 | Region4aprn@gmail.com

July 12, 2024 @ 11:00am-1:00pm
Virtual: Call to make an appointment
Contact information: Sabrina Thompson | 936.348.0013 | region6prn@gmail.com
For Youth

You may have heard about something called an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP). Maybe you’ve even got one! If you do have one, you have a choice:

  1. Start it and treat it like any other assignment; or
  2. KICKSTART it into an experience that empowers you to take charge of your future.
This guide can help you KICKSTART your ILP by answering these five key questions:
  1. What exactly is an ILP?
  2. What are some examples of ILP activities?
  3. Why does an ILP matter?
  4. Can an ILP really help me?
  5. How do I KICKSTART my ILP?
It’s My Future! Planning for What I Want in My Life
– A Self-Directed Planning Process –

This manual, designed to be used by youth with disabilities, provides activities to help youth become more independent – more able to make decisions, set goals, and get others to help them plan, and work towards the things they want in adult life. The manual uses pictures and bold graphics to attract a youthful audience as they create a “Life Visions Book.
Useful Resources and Toolkits
Be Ready for Severe Summer Weather

In the past couple of months, weather-related disasters like tornadoes, straight-line winds, and floods have devastated countless communities across the state. Now, as we enter the summer months, we have other types of extreme weather events to worry about and prepare for: hurricanes, extreme heat, and wildfires.

Hurricane Season: Hurricane season officially started on June 1, and experts predict we’ll see more than normal this year. If there’s a hurricane and you have to shelter in place, think about things like:
  • Stocking up on food and water
  • Making a plan for how to stay in touch with people
  • Having a backup power source
  • Putting together a “Go Bag”
  • Knowing your transportation options
Learn more about how to prepare for hurricanes.

Extreme Heat
When temperatures get extremely high, it can be dangerous for everyone, especially for people with disabilities. If you’ll be home when it’s hot, there are things you can do to stay cool, like covering your windows and installing weather stripping. And some utility providers can help you cool your home. If your home is too hot to stay in, there may be places in your community you can go to avoid the heat. Learn how to stay cool when it’s hot.

Wildfire Safety
High temperatures and a lack of rain can create conditions that are favorable for wildfires. There are steps you can take to protect your home, but you also should have an exit strategy in place in case you have to leave. Once you are away from physical danger, you still want to monitor the air quality because wildfire smoke can affect air quality for hundreds of miles. Learn more about wildfire safety.

More resources to help you prepare
  • Weather alerts: from apps to weather radios to ASL messages, learn about the different types of weather and emergency alerts available so you can know what’s coming.
  • Your info, in one place: the easy-to-use Emergency Ready Sheet helps you keep your important information in one place so you are ready when a disaster strikes. Just fill out the form and download or print your sheet.

Updates to FEMA Programs for People with Disabilities

This is an announcement from FEMA for People with Disabilities. Please contact FEMA if you have further questions.  FEMA is providing disaster assistance to people with disabilities and access and functional needs. Assistance is also available for those who communicate in languages other than English.  Some individuals without a disability may have temporary or long-term conditions where they also need a little extra help but might not think to ask for it. FEMA offers extra help to people such as older adults, and people who have difficulty with English.  Earlier this year, FEMA announced major updates to disaster assistance. These changes give new ways to provide disaster support by increasing accessibility and eligibility for affected people, families and communities. Some of these include:
  • Serious Needs Assistance
  • Displacement Assistance
  • Loan Application Requirement
  • Help for Under-Insured Texans
  • Assistance for Self-Employed Texans
  • Habitability Criteria
  • Accessibility Improvements
  • Temporary Housing Assistance Applications
  • Process for Appeals
  • Streamlined DisasterAssistance.gov Website
Read more about the updates to FEMA Programs for People with DisabilitiesFor the latest information visit fema.gov/disaster/4781. 
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