The Parent Information Center of Delaware (PIC) and Communities in Schools (CIS)

Hispanic parents of children with disabilities


Communities in Schools, (CIS) of North Georgetown Elementary and The Parent Information Center of Delaware (PIC) hosted its first Encuentro de Padres (Parent meeting) on October 21.

Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s leading community-based organization helping kids stay in school and prepare for life. For 30 years nationally and over 14 years in Delaware, CIS has championed the connection of needed resources with schools. By bringing caring adults into the schools to address children’s unmet needs, CIS provides the link between educators and the community.

The Parent Information Center of Delaware (PIC) is a statewide nonprofit organization and is Delaware’s only federally mandated Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) designated by the US Department of Education to provide information, training, technical assistance and support to families of children and youth with all disabilities from birth to age 26. PIC services are designed to help parents of children with learning, intellectual, emotional and physical disabilities gain greater understanding of their children’s special needs and acquire the advocacy skills necessary to secure appropriate educational and other services.

This was the first of many monthly meetings designed to help meet the needs of our Spanish speaking parents who have children in special education. Maria Mendoza from PIC gave a presentation on the Individualized Education Program (IEP), and Wanda Rider facilitated a group discussion session. The participants enjoyed Spanish refreshments sponsored by CIS and local restaurant “El Mercado”.

For further information please contact CIS Director, Wanda Rider 855-2430, website: @link href=’’target=”_blank”> or Maria Mendoza, PIC Sussex Parent Consultant 856-9880, website: @link href=’’target=”>blank”>