Parent Training and Information Center -  For parents of children with disabilities. To help them gain the knowledge and skills they need to be advocates for their children.



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The Parent Training
and Information Center (PTIC) is a Program of theWestchester Independent Living Center (WILC) and its satellite office, Putnam Independent Living Services (PILS).
PTIC informs parents of children with special needs about their rights in the education system.
It provides training, advocacy, technical assistance, and information and referral services in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties.
Separate trainings and workshops are offered for professionals who work with children with disabilities and their families.

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PTIC is funded by the Advocacy Center in Rochester, NY through their Parent Training and Information Center grant.

Help Celebrate 35 Years of the IDEA!

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is planning to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and would like input from people who have been positively impacted by the IDEA. Individuals with disabilities, students, teachers, principals, researchers, parents, teacher trainers and other IDEA stakeholders are invited to share art work, photography, poetry and written stories showing how the IDEA has positively impacted their lives. Submissions will be accepted through November 8th on the 35th anniversary of IDEA Web site. Click to access the 35th Anniversary site

Putnam Independent Living Services' Parent Training and Information Program is funded by a contract with The Advocacy Center in Rochester, NY through its PTIC grant from the US Department of Education (#84.3328M)Advoca y center LOGO


WILC Main Office
200 Hamilton Avenue, 2nd Floor
White Plains, New York 10601
(914) 682-3926 (Voice)
866-933-5390 (VP/TTY)
(914) 682-8518 (FAX)
Directions to WILC

Satellite Office PILS
1961 Route 6, 2nd Floor
Carmel, New York 10512
845-228-7457 (Voice)
866-933-5390 (VP/TTY)
845-228-7460 (Fax)
Directions to PILS

Yonkers Outreach Office
Pathways to Success
75 Riverdale Avenue
Yonkers, New York 10701
914-376-8600 (Voice)