Supporting the Parent Centers Who Serve Families of Children with Disabilities


Featured Resource

Teen Mental Health

This resource-rich page at MedlinePlus pulls together a spectrum of topics related to mental health and includes numerous resources in Spanish. It's written so as to speak directly to teens, describing in bullet form some of the things they might feel or experience that may indicate the need to seek the help and support of parents, a school counselor, or a healthcare professional. Sections include: where to start; the latest news pertinent to teens (e.g., bullying, smartphone addiction, self-harm); danger signs to look for and comprehensive psychiatric evaluation; treatments and therapies; and related issues (e.g., cliques, dealing with a health condition, coping with trauma, dealing with anger, helping friends who self-harm, peer pressure, and the teenage brain).

Read more about this excellent resource for teenagers and their families here.

Featured Parent Center

Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC)

Exceptional children's Assistance Center LogoAt ECAC, Parent Educators and PTI staff are available to help you navigate the special education maze and provide you with the information and tools you need to be a informed and active participant in your child’s education! ECAC is operated by and staffed primarily with parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs. They have an extremely diverse staff and strive to bring multiple perspectives to their work. Their resources reflect their commitment to ALL parents and ALL children. ECAC provides free workshops and training opportunities for parents on a variety of topics. Each is designed to give you the information you need to become your child’s best advocate! Check out their online Training and Events calendar:

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Buzz from the Hub | Gifts for You!

People give one another things that can’t be gift wrapped. ~Nadine Gordimer This issue of the Buzz looks back on a full year’s worth of resources we’ve shared with Parent Centers and others. Many, many of these...


Webinar | Best Practices in Outreach

A webinar for the Parent Center Network on best practices in outreach. Listen to the webinar and view the slides Download the webinar’s PPT (i.e., as a PowerPoint file, 10.6 MB) Download a PDF of the webinar’s...

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