Resources for Parents and Families

ConsultLine, A Parent Helpline

PhoneConsultLine personnel are available to parents and advocates of children with disabilities or children thought to be disabled to explain federal and state laws relating to special education; describe the options that are available to parents; inform the parents of procedural safeguards; identify other agencies and support services; and describe available remedies and how the parents can proceed.

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Resources for Families

Pennsylvania was one of three states invited to participate in an initiative sponsored by CADRE, the National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education.  ODR’s ConsultLine collaborated with the PEAL Center, HUNE, and Mission Empower to create resources that will help provide families access to special education information.  Use the resources below to learn more.

Special Education Resources for Families rack card


Special Education Consultline| 1-800-879-2301 |


PEAL Center | 1-866-950-1040 |


HUNE Inc. | 215-425-6203 |


Mission Empower | 1-844-370-1529 |


Page 27 of the Procedural Safeguards Notice lists additional resources.