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Get to Know Your RPTAC…. Parent to Parent of Georgia. WHO? Your RPTAC Staff!. Dave Blanchard Your RPTAC Director. Stephanie Moss P2PGA Assistant Director. Debi Tucker P2P Executive Director. WHAT? Info Sharing!.

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Get to know your rptac

Get to Know Your RPTAC….

Parent to Parent of Georgia

Who your rptac staff
WHO? Your RPTAC Staff!

Dave Blanchard Your

RPTAC Director






Debi Tucker

P2P Executive Director

What info sharing
WHAT? Info Sharing!

  • Director’s Listserv for DISCUSSIONS


      • This is YOURS only! This is a closed forum for you to discuss issues with just Region 3 Directors!

    • Coming next year…staff listserv

  • Email Blasts of INFORMATION

    • Sign up directly:

      • Through Dave’s Email Signature

      • On Our RPTAC page on

    • Will be able to sign up:

      • On CPIR site (

What info sharing1
WHAT? Info Sharing!

  • Facebook Page:

    or search for Region 3 PTAC

  • Pinterest:

    Here are the 10 pin boards we've got right now on the R3PTAC Pinterest page:

    • Early Childhood Resources

    • Special Education Resources

    • Post Secondary Transition Resources

    • Fundraising

    • Nonprofits & Social Media

    • Nonprofit Management

    • Inspirational Stuff We Like (Books, Articles, Quotes & More)

    • Technical Assistance & Dissemination (TA&D) Network Projects

    • Recursos en Espanol

    • Technology

What info sharing2
WHAT? Info Sharing!

  • Information Committee: This committee will be looking at the RPTAC website, and will determine the best placement of information:

    • What’s for the CPIR?

    • What’s for Region 3?

    • What is the “what”?

  • Committee Members? Mississippi PTI, Central Florida Parent Center, Oklahoma Parents Center, Alabama PTI

Where regional meeting
WHERE?Regional Meeting!

  • August 25 (full day) – 26 (half day) in Atlanta

  • Not a full “conference”

  • Will be working meetings to develop plans for next five years

    • Around staff/HR issues

    • Around fiscal/financial issues

    • Around board development

    • Any programmatic trends

  • Designed for Project Directors and/or Executive Directors

  • This is a grant-required meeting

When monthly webinars
WHEN? Monthly Webinars!


April 24 ………


May 29 ……

June 26

July 31 ………………


Sept. 25

Oct. 30

  • Creative Fundraising - Tammy Blackburn (Florida Network on Disabilities)

  • Using Technology - Eileen Gilley (Central Florida Parent Center)

  • Behavioral Supports - DJ Markey (LA Pyramid)

  • Family Involvement in Systems Change - Cindy Arceneaux (LA Parent and Information Center)

  • No Webinar - Regional Meeting

  • Involving Part C Families - Stephanie Moss (Parent to Parent of GA)

  • The Future and the Role of Family Centers - Nancy Thaler (NASDDDS)

Why it s free so why not get involved
WHY? It’s free, so why not get involved!

  • Needs Assessment: Tells US what you need/want

  • Center Swaps: Lets YOU work with another Center on an issue you have in your Center

  • Boot Camps: Lets you work with a group of Centers on a mutual issue

  • Regular TA: Lets YOU get individualized assistance from your RPTAC staff

How we are here waiting
HOW? We are HERE waiting!

Four Areas RPTACS Want to Impact YOUR Effectiveness:

  • As a Nonprofit

  • In building and sustaining collaborations

  • In serving families in your catchment area/target population

  • In helping families with School Reform (that is, know what they need to know)

Get to know your rptac

Our Contact Info:

Parent to Parent of Georgia

Office Number: 800-229-2038

Dave’s Cell: 770-876-0639


Thanks for getting to know us

Thanks for Getting to Know Us!

Parent to Parent of Georgia…Your RPTAC