Welcome To The Parent Network of the Capital Region (PNCR)

A Provider of Special Education Support and Resources To Parents of Children With Disabilities 

Our Mission:

PNCR's mission is to provide parents with the knowledge, skills, and resources to facilitate productive relationships with their school districts ensuring an appropriate education for their child.

Who We Are/Who We Serve:

father-son-homework1.jpgPNCR is located in Latham, NY.  We are one of thirteen special education parent centers throughout the state and are funded by a grant from the New York State Education Department. We serve parents and professionals, including service providers, disability organizations and schools, in a thirteen county area including Albany, Columbia, Essex, Fuiton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington Counties.  ALL SERVICES ARE OFFERED AT NO COST.

How We Can Help:

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Navigating the special education system in New York State can be a challenge for many families. PNCR helps families and professionals understand education laws and regulations, parents' rights and those of students receiving special education services. We help assist parents and families with questions and concerns they have regarding their children's educational programs.  If you are the parent or family member of a school aged child with a disability we can help you make sense of it all. 


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Announcements 

SPECIAL EDUCATION TASKFORCE announces April's workshop: "We Said-They Said": What School Districts Wish Parents Knew and Vice Versa. Click here for a more detailed description and registration information. 

CENTER FOR AUTISM and RELATED DISABILITIES (CARD) ANNOUNCES THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: 

  • Behavior Support Program. Click here for more information.
  • 2014-2015 School Consultation Program. Click here for more information and participation criteria.
  • Parent Education Program for parents of children recently diagnosed with an ASD. Click here for more information.

NYSED announces possible vacancies on the Commissioner's Advisory Panel (CAP) for Special Education Services beginning 7/1/14. For more information on CAP responsibilities/membership click here.

PNCR Highlights

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What We Do

PNCR provides parents and family members of children with disabilities informatoin, resources and strategies to: 

  • Promote meaningful involvement in their child's educational programs including information regarding the special education process (referrals for special education, individual evaluations, individualized education programs or IEP development and transition planning);
  • Assist parents in understanding their child's disabilities;
  • Promote early resolution of disputes between parents and school districts;
  • Promote the use of resolution sessions and special education mediations;
  • Assist in understanding procedural due process rights;
  • Enhance parents' skills and levels of confidence to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with their schools to advocate for and actively participate in their child's education program.

Upcoming Events

3rd Annual Autism Awareness Information Fair

Click on the date below for more information.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Noon-3pm 

Saratoga Springs City Center 



WILDWOOD PROGRAMS PRESENTS FOUR FAMILY & PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS:

THE IMPACT OF SENSORY ISSUES ON LEARNING 

Thursday - 4/24/14, 9:30am-12pm

ANXIETY & AUTISM: The Manifestation of Anxiety in individuals with Autism and Intervention Strategies

Friday - 5/2/14, 9:30am-11:30am 

AGING WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Monday - 5/12/14, 9:15am-11:30am

 All workshops are held at Wildwood Programs Latham Office, 1190 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110.  There is NO CHARGE for attendance.  Seating is limited.  Registration is required - please call 518-640-3300.  Specific questions should be directed to Marie Awn Floyd at mawnfloyd@wildwoodprograms.org or 518-640-3346.