Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)

Address: 100 N Washington Street, Suite 234
Falls Church, VA 22046
Phone: (703) 923-0010 Email: partners@peatc.org Website: http://www.peatc.org/
"The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center builds positive futures for Virginia's children by working collaboratively with families, schools and communities in order to improve opportunities for excellence in education and success in school and community life. Our special focus is children with disabilities.
 
We do this by providing:
 
Services and support for families and professionals;
Easy-to-understand, research-based information and training; and
Opportunities for strategic partnerships and advocacy for systemic improvement."
(804) 819-1999 (Richmond)
 
PEATC helps families…..

    Negotiate the education and service system maze
    Effectively communicate their child's needs (from birth to age 22)
    Develop self-advocacy and self-determination in children and youth
    Organize information so that overwhelming problems become manageable
    Manage their emotions for their child's benefit and talk so others will listen
    Learn the difference between effective advocacy and being adversarial
    Experience and enjoy the power of partnerships and successful collaboration

PEATC helps professionals…..

    Understand the strengths and dreams families have for their children
    Provide more effective and innovative services
    Experience and enjoy the power of partnerships and successful collaboration
 

 

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