Trainings for Families of Children with Disabilities & Professionals

Pathways to Adulthood Transition Program

Pathways to Adulthood (PTA) trainings are offered around the state and provide a whole day of information on all major transition topics. These include funding and services, public school services, legal issues, medical transition, and a creative approach to planning, home, work and networks of support. See the Current Schedule of Trainings. Let us know if you would like to host a workshop in your area.

TxP2P Advocacy Network Training & Weekly Conference Calls

TxP2P Advocacy Network provides group and one-on-one training on advocating for children with disabilities, chronic illness, and other special health care needs. The parents, professionals, or other interested parties come to us with an issue they want to change. Our Policy Specialists lead them through determining who they need to approach on the issue, learn how to make the contacts, write talking points, build a coalition to support them, and begin to advocate for their issue. Learn more about TxP2P Advocacy Network.

Our weekly Advocacy Calls are Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. CST (6:30 p.m. in El Paso). The phone number is (866) 249-1544 and pass code is 8127325.

Upcoming Trainings: None at this time

Medical Education Program (MEd.)

TxP2P provides a medical residency educational opportunity for Pediatric and Family Practice Residents and other medical professionals to learn more about the global effects of having a child with a disability, chronic illness, or other special health care need in a family. To provide a glimpse of family life, a diverse group of trained Family Faculty invite residents into their lives to experience first-hand how they meet the challenge of raising a child with special health care needs. Simultaneously, our volunteer families learn more about how doctors and other professionals develop early in their careers. Through this opportunity, TxP2P hopes to foster communication skills that create collaboration and mutual respect between patients, families, doctors, and other treating professionals as well as improve care for all children with special health care needs. Learn more about the MEd program.

Healthcare Training – Texas Family to Family Health Information Center

TxP2P serves as the Federal Family to Family Health Information Center for Texas. We offer training, resources and support for parents, family members, professionals, and community members to better support the health of children with disabilities or special health care needs throughout their lives. Learn more about our Texas Family to Family Center.