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(July 2016) On July 26, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance clarifying the obligation of schools to provide students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with equal educational opportunity under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The guidance provides a broad overview of Section 504 and school districts’ […]

Revised March 2013 A legacy resource from NICHCY In Spanish | En español An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written statement of the educational program designed to meet a child’s individual needs. Every child who receives special education services must have an IEP. That’s why the process of developing this vital document is of […]

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, May) | Useful to Parent Centers assisting families whose children have hearing loss. May is Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) and the Office of Special Education Programs and the Offices of Head Start and Child Care are partnering to join the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in celebrating this year’s theme – “Communication Takes Care.” […]

School Planning and Educational Strategies Following Traumatic Brain Injury A webinar for the Parent Center Network Listen to the webinar View | download the handouts   Webinar Date: August 7, 2014 Host: Center for Parent Information and Resources Presenter: Brenda Eagan Brown, M.Ed., CBIS BrainSTEPS Program Coordinator, BIAPA eaganbrown@biapa.org | 724.944.6542 http://www.brainsteps.net Handouts for the […]

(Available in English and Spanish) | Useful to Parent Centers working with families who are concerned about their child’s learning or behavior. When a child is struggling, or his/her behavior is worrisome, it can be hard for parents to know whether they need to reach out to a professional. And if parents do seek help, what kind […]

(February 2016) In this webinar, Daniel K. Davies, Founder and President of AbleLink Technologies, Inc., offers a world of opportunity for individuals with cognitive disabilities who are seeking to live independently. This presentation gives parents and professionals a greater awareness of the many ways person-centered technology can support the skills needed for independent living. Access […]

(2015) See how many K-12 students there are with certain specific disabilities, and how many of those students drop out or graduate with a regular high school diploma. The statistics come from Education Week’s Diplomas Count: Life After Special Education. and relate to students with: Hearing Impairment Emotional Disturbance Specific Learning Disability Autism Intellectual Disability http://www.edweek.org/ew/dc/2015/by-the-numbers-students-with-disabilities.html

(2010, September) | Useful in learning more about the impact that a child’s disability has on the other children in the family. Can be shared with families, to deepen their awareness of sibling issues and concerns. Dr. Thomas Powell talks candidly about the special concerns, needs, and issues that brothers and sisters often have when another child […]

(Published September 5, 2013) Created by Alexandra Jackman of Westfield, NJ, the purpose of this 14 minute documentary, released in 2013, is to help teenagers be more aware and understanding of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It has also been translated to Spanish. View the original video, in English at: https://youtu.be/p9-l19CKISg View the translated […]