Section 1471 (a)

(a) Program authorized

    (1) In general

  • The Secretary may award grants to, and enter into contracts and cooperative agreements with, parent organizations to support parent training and information centers to carry out activities under this section.
  • (2) Definition of parent organization

  • In this section, the term “parent organization” means a private nonprofit organization (other than an institution of higher education) that—
    • (A) has a board of directors—
      • (i) the majority of whom are parents of children with disabilities ages birth through 26;
      • (ii) that includes—
        • (I) individuals working in the fields of special education, related services, and early intervention; and
        • (II) individuals with disabilities; and

      • (iii) the parent and professional members of which are broadly representative of the population to be served, including low-income parents and parents of limited English proficient children; and

    • (B) has as its mission serving families of children with disabilities who—
      • (i) are ages birth through 26; and
      • (ii) have the full range of disabilities described in section 1401(3) of this title.
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