PEN Project

PEN Project Our mission is to empower and support Texas families and individuals impacted by disabilities or special health care needs. We serve parents of children and youth with disabilities from the ages of 0 to 26 as well as youth self-advocates ages 14-26.

The PEN Project is a non-profit Parent Training Information Center that provides FREE parent advocacy training. We are funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Special Education, and work with families one-on-one and through workshops to address IDEA laws and IEP compliance. We can help with Bullying, Transition, Related Services, IFSPs, Evaluations, etc. As a Parent & Training Information

The PEN Project is a non-profit Parent Training Information Center that provides FREE parent advocacy training. We are funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Special Education, and work with families one-on-one and through workshops to address IDEA laws and IEP compliance. We can help with Bullying, Transition, Related Services, IFSPs, Evaluations, etc. As a Parent & Training Information

Operating as usual

Now entering its 15th year, the US Autism Association’s World Autism Conference and Gala continues to bring you the worl...
06/22/2021
Register — 2021 World Autism Conference and Gala

Now entering its 15th year, the US Autism Association’s World Autism Conference and Gala continues to bring you the world’s best speakers, while maintaining our small “family of support” feel to meet the needs of individuals at all ages along the autism spectrum.

https://worldautismconference.org/registration

To register an individual (yourself): Select “As an individual”. Follow the prompts to register!To register a group (as a school or district administrator): Select “As a group member”. Follow the prompts to add and register your group members!Accepted payment methods: Card, Paypal Conference...

English Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays in July (July 6, 8, 13, and 15 from 6pm-8pm MST) For more information contact C...
06/22/2021

English Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays in July (July 6, 8, 13, and 15 from 6pm-8pm MST) For more information contact Camille Maldonado-Rivera at 787.685.8093.

You can also register by clicking on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkd-ihqD4sGNKVRKG60wjvRTxY1RfEmqkE

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sesiones en Español: Lunes y Miercoles durante el mes de Julio (Julio 5, 7, 12 y 14 de 6pm-8pm MST) Para mas informacion, contacte a Betty Castorena al 915.667.7330.

Inscribase a traves de este enlace: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkde2grDwsGdQJmPrk7qlT_B-HuBOyXCwR?fbclid=IwAR2Cwfll-20T0nXH_r4-iA-RL-PmyvLGogwC32_8ulDpCSHzQJc7rXOPkSU

Parenting is hard and sometimes we are harder on ourselves than we should be.#parenting #specialneedsparenting
06/22/2021

Parenting is hard and sometimes we are harder on ourselves than we should be.
#parenting #specialneedsparenting

Parenting is hard and sometimes we are harder on ourselves than we should be.
#parenting #specialneedsparenting

Vaccinations, Return to In-Person Learning and What All Parents Need to KnowJoin us for an opportunity to hear from key ...
06/21/2021

Vaccinations, Return to In-Person Learning and What All Parents Need to Know

Join us for an opportunity to hear from key representatives from the Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as we discuss schools safely reopening in the fall for in-person learning. Learn the process to get our children with and without disabilities back in the classroom, testing and vaccines safety.

This is an opportunity for families to express concerns, ask questions and discuss how to sustain safe operations in schools.

Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Time: 7pm EST - 6 pm CST - 5 pm MST

Registration is required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ddYamU1qTUyL0xJO3tdKWA

Vaccinations, Return to In-Person Learning and What All Parents Need to Know

Join us for an opportunity to hear from key representatives from the Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as we discuss schools safely reopening in the fall for in-person learning. Learn the process to get our children with and without disabilities back in the classroom, testing and vaccines safety.

This is an opportunity for families to express concerns, ask questions and discuss how to sustain safe operations in schools.

Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Time: 7pm EST - 6 pm CST - 5 pm MST

Registration is required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ddYamU1qTUyL0xJO3tdKWA

**image details**Upcoming Webinars Presented by: Carolina Ferrer Region 19 CoordinatorJuly 1, 2021  - Related Services  ...
06/21/2021

**image details**
Upcoming Webinars
Presented by: Carolina Ferrer
Region 19 Coordinator
July 1, 2021 - Related Services
August 4, 2021 - Top 10 Basics of Special Education
August 24, 2021 - Overview of Procedural Safeguard
September 23, 2021 - Contents of the IEP
[email protected]
(915)494-3925
6:00 PM MST (Zoom)

**image details**
Upcoming Webinars
Presented by: Carolina Ferrer
Region 19 Coordinator
July 1, 2021 - Related Services
August 4, 2021 - Top 10 Basics of Special Education
August 24, 2021 - Overview of Procedural Safeguard
September 23, 2021 - Contents of the IEP
[email protected]
(915)494-3925
6:00 PM MST (Zoom)

Our friends at  Downs InMotion are CELEBRATING DAD this coming weekend!𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟮𝟲 𝗮𝘁 𝟭𝟬 𝗔.𝗠.CARNIVAL FUNDRAISER • LIVE MUSI...
06/21/2021

Our friends at Downs InMotion are CELEBRATING DAD this coming weekend!

𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟮𝟲 𝗮𝘁 𝟭𝟬 𝗔.𝗠.

CARNIVAL FUNDRAISER • LIVE MUSIC • GAMES & CARS • FOOD & DRINKS • ARTS & CRAFTS

11845 Bob Mitchell Dr
El Paso, TX 79936

Our friends at Downs InMotion are CELEBRATING DAD this coming weekend!

𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟮𝟲 𝗮𝘁 𝟭𝟬 𝗔.𝗠.

CARNIVAL FUNDRAISER • LIVE MUSIC • GAMES & CARS • FOOD & DRINKS • ARTS & CRAFTS

11845 Bob Mitchell Dr
El Paso, TX 79936

Happy Father’s Day to all our special dad out there! We hope you have a fantastic day!
06/20/2021

Happy Father’s Day to all our special dad out there! We hope you have a fantastic day!

Happy Father’s Day to all our special dad out there! We hope you have a fantastic day!

**image description: My Friend asked me what special needs parenting was like, so I took out all the medications in her ...
06/19/2021

**image description: My Friend asked me what special needs parenting was like, so I took out all the medications in her house and scattered them all over the kitchen, placed six month's worth of medical supplies in three of her home's closets, re-baby-proofed the house, put a giant trampoline in her living room along with half a dozen other sensory toys, picked up all her important papers and placed them in large piles all over the house, drained all her gas, scheduled her twenty-five appointments per week, called her on the phone a hundred times a day, took her to an IEP meeting, told her fifteen times that her kids "looked fine" to me, and just when she was about to kill me, I told her she was doing a good job, gave her a hug, and handed her a cup of coffee. Post was created by: Singing through the rain**

**image description: My Friend asked me what special needs parenting was like, so I took out all the medications in her house and scattered them all over the kitchen, placed six month's worth of medical supplies in three of her home's closets, re-baby-proofed the house, put a giant trampoline in her living room along with half a dozen other sensory toys, picked up all her important papers and placed them in large piles all over the house, drained all her gas, scheduled her twenty-five appointments per week, called her on the phone a hundred times a day, took her to an IEP meeting, told her fifteen times that her kids "looked fine" to me, and just when she was about to kill me, I told her she was doing a good job, gave her a hug, and handed her a cup of coffee. Post was created by: Singing through the rain**

💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗
06/18/2021

💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗

💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗

Funny Friday!!!Have a Good weekend!!😂😂😂
06/18/2021

Funny Friday!!!
Have a Good weekend!!😂😂😂

Funny Friday!!!
Have a Good weekend!!😂😂😂

06/17/2021

#ABATermTuesday #TheMoreYouKnow

Writing Module
06/16/2021
Writing Module

Writing Module

Technology Supports for Struggling Writers will discuss writing strategies that research has determined to assist students in learning to write, and explore the technology tools that will assist in acquiring and practicing those skills.

Schizophrenia: The Facts#schizophrenia
06/15/2021

Schizophrenia: The Facts
#schizophrenia

Exactly!!#beyourself
06/15/2021

Exactly!!
#beyourself

Exactly!!
#beyourself

Vaccinations, Return to In-Person Learning and What All Parents Need to KnowJoin us for an opportunity to hear from key ...
06/14/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Vaccinations, Return to In-Person Learning and What All Parents Need to Know. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Vaccinations, Return to In-Person Learning and What All Parents Need to Know

Join us for an opportunity to hear from key representatives from the Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as we discuss schools safely reopening in the fall for in-person learning. Learn the process to get our children with and without disabilities back in the classroom, testing and vaccines safety.

This is an opportunity for families to express concerns, ask questions and discuss how to sustain safe operations in schools.

Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Time: 7pm ET

Registration is required
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ddYamU1qTUyL0xJO3tdKWA

Join us for an opportunity to hear from key representatives from the Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as we discuss schools safely reopening in the fall for in-person learning. Learn the process to get our children with and without disabilities back in the classroom,...

The Internal Revenue Service today continued an ongoing effort to help those experiencing homelessness by reminding peop...
06/13/2021
IRS urges groups to share information to help those without permanent addresses get benefits including Economic Impact Payments, upcoming advance Child Tax Credit | Internal Revenue Service

The Internal Revenue Service today continued an ongoing effort to help those experiencing homelessness by reminding people who don't have a permanent address or a bank account that they may still qualify for stimulus payments and other credits, including the advance Child Tax Credit.

The agency is also asking for help from groups that assist vulnerable or underserved people who may have difficulty getting a stimulus payment automatically. Filing a 2020 tax return, even if people don't have to, could put money in their pocket.

While the third round of Economic Impact Payments continue to be made automatically to most eligible people, the IRS can't issue a payment to eligible Americans when information about them isn't available in the tax agency's systems.

To help people experiencing homelessness, the rural poor and other historically underserved groups, the IRS urges community groups, employers and others to share information about Economic Impact Payments, the upcoming advance Child Tax Credit and other tax details to help more eligible people file a tax return so they can receive everything to which they're eligible.

IR-2021-116, May 19, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today continued an ongoing effort to help those experiencing homelessness by reminding people who don’t have a permanent address or a bank account that they may still qualify for stimulus payments and other credits, including the advance C...

06/12/2021
06/12/2021

We're still recruiting for our study for parents of autistic children. We're interested in learning more about the experience of families in autism-related therapies.

If you (or someone you know) are interested in sharing your experience, this is the link to the survey.
https://qfreeaccountssjc1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aguHSkt1qG7bEah

Feel free to share with anyone who might be willing to participate.

06/12/2021
06/12/2021
That's right!!!🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤
06/11/2021

That's right!!!🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤

That's right!!!🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤

Very true!!🌱🌱🌱
06/11/2021

Very true!!🌱🌱🌱

Very true!!🌱🌱🌱

Happy Friday!!!!
06/11/2021

Happy Friday!!!!

Happy Friday!!!!

06/11/2021

No Limitations Summer & Fall 2021 Activities

#SaveTheDates

06/10/2021

Hoy es el primer día y todavía tiene oportunidad para inscribirse!

Great resource!
06/10/2021

Great resource!

IEP goals should always be a priority for ESY, but if you’re looking for some FUNctional activities during ESY, here are a few ideas! Don’t forget to save for later!

Permission to use Symbol Stix symbols under contractual agreement.

Address

3 Butterfield Trail, Suite 128A
El Paso, TX
79906

General information

The PEN Project’s Social Media Policy The PEN PROJECT would like its presence on social media sites to be honest, open, and respectful. In an effort to be transparent about our social media policies, as well as to model effective use and management of social media for other organizations in our network, we share our social media guidelines here. SUMMARY STATEMENT OF SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY The PEN PROJECT maintains a presence on social media in order to provide information and resources on topics related to early intervention, special education, and serving children and youth with disabilities. We encourage and appreciate fair comments and discussion on our social media platforms. However, we reserve the right to remove posts that include personal or private information, promote commercial products, or are otherwise inappropriate, as described below. You may suggest removal of any comment you feel violates this policy. CONTENT OF POSTS The PEN PROJECT posts resources and information that we think will be of use to our many audiences on Facebook. The content of our posts is focused on serving families and educators of children and youth with disabilities. These may include blogs, news stories, videos, downloadable resources, and links to organizations. The messages we convey on social media are a part of the PEN PROJECT’s public presence. In order to best craft those messages, our team engages in dialogue around what we will post. We share thoughts and perspectives about potential posts before putting them on social media. We value the multiple perspectives of our team members, and we believe that the thought we put into our social media presence helps us to better serve our followers. DIRECT REQUESTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA In the public sphere of social media, the PEN PROJECT cannot respond to individual requests for information or assistance. Your personal information is too public in these spaces. Social media followers are invited to submit requests via email to [email protected] or visit our website at www.PartnersTX.org. We will be pleased to respond to your individual requests promptly and thoroughly via email or telephone. COMMENTS BY OTHERS ARE NOT ENDORSED The PEN PROJECT does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify, or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted on its social media accounts. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those making the comments and do not necessarily represent the views of the PEN PROJECT. COMMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO PUBLIC DISCLOSURE All comments submitted or posted on the PEN PROJECT's social media accounts are public. The PEN PROJECT reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that violates these policies or any applicable law. EDITING AND DELETIONS The PEN PROJECT reserves the right, but undertakes no duty, to review, edit, move, or delete any material submitted as a comment to information posted on its social media accounts without notice. While we encourage submissions from all viewpoints, we ask that all participants adhere to the following Terms of Participation: • To ensure constructive questions and comments, please post only questions or comments directly related and relevant to the PEN PROJECT and the topics discussed. • Do not post questions or comments that contain threats, obscenities, and any other material that would violate the law if published, such as abusive, defamatory, or s*xually explicit material. • Submissions containing the following will be deleted: 1. Obscene or threatening language or defamation (hate speech) based on race, s*x, gender, religion, national origin, age, or disability 2. Commercial services or products 3. Any personal or sensitive information (phone numbers, e-mail, or postal addresses) 4. Any endorsement of religious beliefs/practices or political parties, candidates, or groups 5. Any posts or links intended to influence (lobby) a Member of Congress or government official on legislation or appropriation In the event that your original post contains an appropriate disability-related resource, the PEN PROJECT may ask you to modify your posting by removing any portion that breaches this policy. THE RIGHT TO REPORT THREATENING COMMENTS The PEN PROJECT reserves the right to report any comments that imply harm or imminent danger to yourself or others. By submitting a comment for posting, you accept that the PEN PROJECT has the right to contact the appropriate authorities to report any suspicious activities, threats, or behaviors. EXTERNAL LINKS The posting of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the PEN PROJECT of the linked websites, or the information, products, or services contained there. The PEN PROJECT does not exercise editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. All links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of the PEN PROJECT. Sharing of other organizations’ resources: In order to best serve our followers, the PEN PROJECT shares resources from trusted organizations in our networks. Commercial products: The PEN PROJECT generally posts resources and materials that do not have an associated cost to the user. If there is a cost associated with a resource that we post, the PEN PROJECT will do its best to identify the cost in the post. APPROPRIATE URL FORMAT The PEN PROJECT reserves the right to remove any URLs that pose or appear to pose a security threat to its site, the United States Government, and other users, including, but not limited to, any URLs that have been shortened by third-party sites (e.g., bit.ly, tiny.cc). Since the PEN PROJECT will actively check and monitor all links, users may only post content containing a full web address. The only exceptions to this rule are sites that limit characters, such as Twitter. Users are advised to click on third-party content at their own risk. SECTION 508 COMPLIANCE Third-party social media platforms and websites may not be accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. Whenever possible, the PEN PROJECT posts resources that are 508 compliant, for example, videos with captioning. DISCLAIMER References on our social media to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the PEN PROJECT. The views and opinions of authors expressed on social media do not necessarily state or reflect those of the PEN PROJECT or its funders, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. The PEN PROJECT assumes no legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process mentioned on its social media outlets. ~ Revised 11/7/2012

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 17:00
Monday 08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 12:00
Thursday 13:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 12:00
Friday 13:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 12:00

Telephone

+19152598717

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when PEN Project posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to PEN Project:

Videos

Category

Nearby government services


Other Public Services in El Paso

Show All