RSA Parent centers
“RSA Parent Centers” are funded by the Rehabilitation Service Administration (RSA) under the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), which is part of the US Department of Education.
There are eight (8) RSA Parent Centers (PTI’s and CPRC’s) throughout the US that provide various training and programming to youth/young adults with disabilities and their families, professionals, and other PTIs and CPRCs on the issues surrounding Youth Transition, the period of time between adolescence and adulthood.
The RSA Parent Centers support these various entities across the country.
A1: REAL Transition Partners (Federation)
A2: REAL Transition Partners (SPAN)
REAL Transition Partners, a collaboration between all 26 Region A parent centers will provide innovative services that involve diverse youth/young adults with disabilities and their families, highlight the region’s strengths and collaborative spirit, and through a regional Community of Practice, enhance participating parent center capacity around transition and adult service systems. SPAN Parent Advocacy network is the lead partner in Region A-2 for parent centers in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. Learn more here about REAL Transition Partners (SPAN)
B1: Waze to Adulthood (PEATC)
B2: Independent Futures That Work (APEC)
C1: Project Launch (PACER)
PACER Center’s “Project Launch” will partner with other parent centers to improve employment and independent living goals of individuals with disabilities in an 8-state region (Minnesota, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Illinois, and Michigan.) PACER will coordinate joint activities with parent centers in these states to share expertise among centers and support training and information activities that meet the needs of transition-age youth with disabilities and their family members. The project will include focused activities to ensure it meets the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse and other underserved families.
C2: Midwestern Collaborative
(Pathfinder of ND)
D1: Multi-Cultural Transition TA Project (Open Doors for Multi-Cultural Families)
Open Doors for Multicultural Families (WA) has established a Multicultural Parent Training and Information Center that provides culturally and linguistically appropriate information about transition to adult services, post-secondary resources and services for culturally & linguistically diverse (CLD) youth with developmental & intellectual disabilities (DD/ID) and their families in states in the northwestern region of the US. Technical Assistance is provided through the RSA Multicultural Technical Assistance Project to professionals working with transition age youths and their families in the Region D1 states comprised of Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Hawai’i, American Samoa, Guam and Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.