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This 2nd Edition of the OSEP Glossary of Spanish Translations of Common IDEA Terms includes over 400 terms related to IDEA Parts B and C. These terms were selected by experienced translators from parent centers who worked with families with children with disabilities representing the majority of Spanish speaking cultures in Latin America and Spain. […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers and families working with youth who have disabilities. Developing financial capability has been recognized as an important part of preparing youth for the transition to adulthood, including under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Families are one of the most significant influences on young people’s financial knowledge and attitudes. […]

Developed with funding from the Institute of Education Sciences, the ELM application takes the typical “how-to” guide to the next level, guiding users through a series of questions and providing opportunities to enter program resources, activities, outputs and outcomes. Once all program information is entered, users will be prompted to draw lines between each component, […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers in building and maintaining an accessible website. Word version of this FAQ Word version of Staff Technology Skill Survey   This Frequently Asked Questions page was developed by the Accessibility Work Group within the Parent Center network to respond to Parent Center questions about website accessibility and compliance with […]

(January 2016) | Useful to Parent Centers in identifying and using best practices in engaging families and establishing partnerships with the families they serve. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) serves as the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) which was last reauthorized in 2002 as the No Child […]

June 2016 A resource page for Parent Centers Compiled by Myriam Alizo, CPIR Download this page as an adaptable, accessible Word document Many Parent Centers provide information and training to Spanish-speaking parents of children with disabilities. In fact, in the last year, more than 27% of the families served by Parent Centers received their services in Spanish. CPIR is pleased […]

A webinar for the Parent Center Network Listen to the webinar and view the slides Download Webinar slideshow presentation Download updated Module 12, The IEP: Who’s a Member? Download updated Module 13, Content of the IEP Download updated Module 14, Meetings of the IEP Team Additional resources   Webinar Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016 Host: Center for Parent Information […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers, schools, families, and service providers in supporting people with disabilities using assistive technologies. The Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) is designed to increase the capacity of families and providers to advocate for, acquire, and implement effective assistive and instructional technology (AT/IT) practices, devices, and services. Research-based technologies, used […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers because it explains historical factors impacting the participation of Native parents in the schooling of their children. This document from the Native American PTAC describes some of the historical factors impacting the participation of Native parents in the schooling of their children. These factors do not just impact special […]

(2010-2011) | Useful to school systems, community partners, Parent Centers, and families, all of whom play a role in successful stakeholder engagement in education. This webinar series makes clear that effective family engagement is not a one-time program or the choice of a good school. Rather, it’s a set of day-to-day practices, attitudes, beliefs, and […]