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Special Education Help Centers Get $5 Million Boost

Disability Scoop
August 12, 2011

A series of centers across the country designed to help parents find their way in the special education system are getting a lift from the federal government. A total of 19 parent training and information centers located in 13 states and Puerto Rico will each get a piece of more than $5 million worth of funding, according to the U.S. Department of Education. With the new grants, there are now 91 federally-funded centers tasked with helping parents of children with disabilities, including at least one in each state, officials said. The new funding will help support centers in Alaska, Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Maine, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Puerto Rico, Vermont and Wisconsin.