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(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers looking for technical assistance about testing accommodations in the ADA. This resource provides technical assistance on testing accommodations for individuals with disabilities who take standardized exams and other high-stakes tests. It addresses the obligations of testing entities, including private, state, or local government entities that offer exams related to […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers and transition specialists working with youth in employment settings. Work experiences are linked to positive post-school outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities. Unfortunately, students who struggle to manage conflict and challenges in work settings have a difficult time maintaining employment. Though ecological assessments are used to create supported […]

The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) is pleased to host a webinar series designed especially for the Parent Center network. Every month spotlights a different topic that’s important to the work that Parent Centers do and the support and training they provide to families of children with disabilities. This page is our centralized […]

(2016, April) The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 offers a number of opportunities for states and districts to advance deeper learning and ensure that all students graduate from high school with the ability to think critically, solve complex problems, collaborate with peers, communicate effectively, and be self-directed. Deeper learning is the delivery of […]

A webinar for the Parent Center Network Listen to the webinar View | download the PowerPoint presentations View | download the handouts   Webinar Date: September 4, 2014 Host: Center for Parent Information and Resources Presenters: Overview of Alternate Assessment Mary LaCorte Assistant Director and North Carolina PTI Program Director Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) […]

(Published January 2016) Useful to Parent Centers when working with parents and the rest of the IEP team to make sure that all the student’s needs are included in the IEP. The new large-scale assessments rolled out by consortia and states are designed to measure student achievement of rigorous college- and career-ready (CCR) standards. Recent […]

(2014, August) | Useful to Parent Centers working with youth who have disabilities. With the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Congress reauthorized the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), including the Rehabilitation Act, through 2020. Commenting on the bill’s passage, President Obama stated that the bill “will help workers, including workers […]

(2015, July ) | Useful to Parent Centers in their SSIP work and systems change activities. Graduation requirements and diploma options for students with disabilities who participate in the general assessment have been a topic of interest for many years. The recent push for all students, including those with disabilities, to leave school ready for […]

(2015) As state education agencies (SEAs) implement more rigorous college and career readiness standards, school leaders must consider how students with disabilities will meet these standards. This checklist, designed to meet the needs of educators at all levels, provides an easy-to-use guide for making purchasing decisions. It identifies key considerations when deciding how to align […]

Useful to Parent Centers, youth, families, and transition specialists when considering employment accommodations for a disability. When a youth with disabilities is interested in employment, he or she needs to be aware of whether or not asking for a reasonable accommodation on the job is covered by the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act […]