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.

What is the Westchester Independent Living Center?

The Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC) is a not-for-profit, community-based, consumer-directed advocacy and resource center that services people of all ages with all types of disabilities. It is part of a national network of Independent Living Centers that provide a wide spectrum of non-residential and non-medical services.

One of the original Independent Living Centers in New York State, the Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC) first opened its doors in 1981. In 2002, WILC established a satellite office, Putnam Independent Living Services (PILS). Throughout its history, WILC has maintained a steady presence in Westchester county and the lower Hudson Valley Region as one of the leading advocacy organizations for individuals with disabilities, incorporating in its daily activities the Independent Living philosophy of choice, societal inclusion, and empowerment.

The Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. WILC's mission is two-pronged:
1) to assist individuals with disabilities become as independent as they can be and
2) to work within the community to provide Education, Disability Awareness, and Advocacy for the Removal of Barriers.

The Programs and Services of the Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC) reflect the requirements of WILC's consumers and the demands of our evolving society. The scope of the services is directed by individual and community needs. As people and needs change, so do WILC's Programs and Services in order to fulfill WILC's mission of supporting self-sufficiency and self-determination. WILC's Programs and Services are designed by, directed by and, in most cases, delivered by qualified individuals with a wide range of disabilities. WILC staff members provide information, counseling, guidance, and understanding when working with WILC's consumers, but it is the consumers themselves who make their own choices toward the pursuit of their personal objectives.

For detailed information on specific Services and Programs, check out WILC's Website


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)