Parent Education Network (PEN) Project


About PEN

This program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), is the Parent Training Information (PTI) center for the following counties: Broward, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, and St. Lucie. These PTI services help to ensure that parents of children with the full range of disabilities have the training and information they need to prepare their children for not only school but to be able to lead productive, independent lives to the fullest extent possible.

Families Make A Big Difference

Families are very important people in the lives of all children. This is especially true for family members of a child with a disability or special needs. We are here to help you with your educational planning and decision making questions.

Information By Phone

We are here to answer your questions and provide you with the information necessary to help you advocate for your child: (727) 523-1130/Toll-Free (800) 825-5736

Free Workshops

For a complete listing and descriptions of all the workshops that POPIN, PSN, and PEN have to offer, please visit our workshops page here.

The Parent Education Network offers free help and information to families of students with disabilities and the professionals that serve them. Our main focus is on the educational needs of students with disabilities.

We believe informed parents are a child’s best advocate and that parents and professionals working together provide the best resources for our children.

Parent Education Network (PEN)-South Florida PTI




The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H328M110010. 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. Project Officer: Greg Knollman