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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We contract with Core Community Partners across the state to provide services in these regions –
- Northern Regional Center for Independent Living – serving the North Country
- Parent Network of Western New York – serving Buffalo and Western New York
- Parent to Parent (Capital District) – serving Albany and the Capital District
- Putnam Independent Living Services & Westchester Independent Living Center – serving the Hudson Valley region
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.