A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n
Biennial Evaluation Report - FY 93-94
Grants for Parent Training
(CFDA No. 84.029)
I. Program Profile
Legislation: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), P.L. 101-476, as amended, Part D, Section 631(e), (20 U.S.C. 1431(d) (expires September 30, 1995).
Purposes: To provide training and information to parents of children with disabilities and persons who work with parents to enable them to participate more effectively with professionals in meeting the educational and early intervention needs of children with disabilities.
Grants are awarded to private, nonprofit organizations that are governed by a board of directors of whom a majority are parents of children with disabilities, or have members who represent the interests of individuals with disabilities and which establish a governing committee of whom a majority of members are parents of children with disabilities.
|Fiscal Year ||Appropriation
|1991 ||$9,758,873 |
|1992 ||12,000,000 |
|1993 ||12,400,000 |
|1994 ||12,735,000 |
II. Program Information and Analysis
All grantees are required to submit an annual report that includes:
A. the number of parents served by disability category of their children,
B. the types and modes of training provided;
C. strategies used to reach parents of minority children and numbers served,
D. activities to network with other organizations; and
E. the number of parents served who have children with disabilities ages 0 through 5.
Grants are targeted to parents of children in both urban and rural areas or on a State or regional basis. In addition, grants must serve parents of minority children representative of the proportion of the minority population in the areas being served.
In FY 1993, funds under this authority were used for the following activities:
- Parent Training and Information Centers ($11,016,652; six new grants and 62 continuation grants). These projects provide support for parent training and information designed to assist parents of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities, and to assist persons who work with parents to enable parents to participate more fully and effectively with professionals. Over 225,000 parents have been served during the past year. Services include individual meetings, workshops, and other training sessions, distribution of publications and newsletters.
- Technical Assistance to Parent Groups ($1,375,572; one continuation grant). The grant provides technical assistance in establishing, developing, and coordinating parent training and information programs. The grantee is the Federation for Children with Special Needs.
Grants are monitored by program staff to ensure that they are meeting their goals and making significant progress.
Management Improvement Strategies Changes are being considered to increase the involvement of and services to parents of minority children with disabilities. This will include an increase in experimental centers focused on the needs of minority parents in urban and rural settings.
III. Sources of Inforamtion
- Program files.
IV. Planned Studies
V. Contacts for Further Information
- Program Operations:
- Jack Tringo (202) 205-9032
- Program Studies:
- Ann Nawaz (202) 401-3630.
[Program for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance]
[Removal of Architectural Barriers to Individuals with Disabilities]