Maryland’s Parent Training And
Information Center (PTI)
Looking for help with your child’s IEP or other special education issues? You’ve come to the right place!
The Parents’ Place has a unique role in Maryland. PPMD is the only organization in Maryland charged by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, to serve as the state’s Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center. PPMD is one of over 100 PTIs nationwide, providing training and information to parents of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with all disabilities – physical, cognitive, emotional and learning.
As a PTI, the Parents’ Place provides information and support for families who have children and youth with disabilities or special needs, beginning at birth through age 26. Our Parent Educators and PTI staff are available to help you understand and navigate the special education system and provide you with the information and tools you need to be an informed and active participant in your child’s education. All services are provided to parents and families at no cost!
Help and Consultation
Specially trained Parent Educators are available to help and consult with families about a variety of special education and disability issues, answer questions, and provide referrals. Call us – we’re here to help!
The contents of this website were developed, in part, under a grant from the US Department of Education, CFDA 84.328M. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.