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 Starbridge in Rochester, NY through their Parent Training and Information Center grant.

parent meetingBy Working with PTIC,
Parents of
Children with Disabilities Will:

  • Gain greater understanding of their children's disabilities, as well as their educational and developmental needs.

  • Learn more about their children's rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) - including access to early intervention services.

  • Learn how to communicate effectively with schools and teachers.

  • Build stronger partnerships with their school districts.

  • Increase their knowledge of the range of options and services available to them.

  • Get information about other community resources.

  • Connect with other parents who understand and share their challenges.

  • Become strong and positive advocates for their children.


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
1441 Route 22, Suite 204,
Brewster, NY 10509
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)