Federal Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIC) 


Parent Training and Information Centers are located in 2 regions:  NY Region 1 Collaborative & NY Region 2 Collaborative.  Please see below for guidance on the areas each region covers.


NY Region 1 Collaborative

NY Region 1 Collaborative is a Parent Training and Information Center (PTIC) funded by the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Advocates for ChildrenIncludeNYC, Sinergia, and the Long Island Advocacy Center provide training and information to families of children with disabilities, as well as the professionals that work with them, throughout New York City and Long Island.



New York City Region

116 E. 16th Street
5th floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212 677 4650
Fax:  212 254 4070
Email: [email protected]


Sinergia - Metropolitan Parent Center
2082 Lexington Avenue
4th floor
New York, NY 10035
Phone: 212.643.2840
Toll Free: 866.867.9665
E-mail: [email protected]



Long Island Region

Long Island Advocacy Center

Suffolk County
490 Wheeler Road
Suite 165 C
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone: 631.234.0467 

Fax: 631.234.4069

Nassau County
Herricks Comunity Ctr.
999 Herricks Road
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Phone: 516.248.2222 
Fax: 516.248.2290


NY Region 2 Collaborative

Starbridge is a Parent Training & Information Center (PTIC), funded by the US Department of Education. Our PTIC provides workshops and resources for families and professionals regarding special education rights and responsibilities, and promotes meaningful involvement of families in their children's education programs.

Starbridge's PTIC serves all of New York State, except the five boroughs of New York City and Long Island. Our Rochester-based staff serve families in the following counties: Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Wayne and Yates. To speak with one of our Parent Education Specialists, please contact us at 585-546-1700 or use the Contact Us form.

For residents in Central New York - Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Onondaga, Otsego, and Tompkins Counties - please contact Kara Georgi, Parent Education Specialist serving Central New York, by phone at 315-345-2555 or by email at [email protected].

Starbridge is a part of the New York State Parent Network, a collaboration between all federally-funded Parent Centers in the state.

To find your Parent Center in other parts of New York or the USA, go to http://www.parentcenterhub.org/find-your-center/.

Starbridge is also a Special Education Parent Center, serving the Mid-West region of New York State, and funded by the NYS Education Department. Our goal is to facilitate parent-school collaboration by providing parents of children with disabilities with information and skill-building opportunities.