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Welcome to the May 2015 edition of Buzz from the Hub, the newsletter of the Center for Parent Information and Resources—the CPIR. This month’s issue spotlights resources to get us ready and carry us through the coming summer! New Resources in the Hub Spotlight on…Summer! What Do You Think of the Buzz? Resources You Can Share with […]

Each May, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) highlights Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) to raise awareness about communication disorders. The 2015 theme is “Early Intervention Counts.” Results of a recent survey of ASHA’s membership revealed that 45% of expert respondents reported lack of awareness as the #1 barrier to early detection of communication disorders. Research […]

SpecialEducationGuide.com is an online resource for parents and educators who want to master the terminology, procedures and best practices in special education. The writers are special education experts who cover everything from early intervention to ISFPs; IEPs and RTI, inclusion, classroom and behavior management; disability profiles for each category under IDEA and a Special Education Dictionary to master […]

Welcome to the April 2015 edition of Buzz from the Hub, the newsletter of the Center for Parent Information and Resources—the CPIR. Welcoming the Branch! New Resources in the Hub Spotlight on…Spanish and Easy-to-Read Resources Resources You Can Share with Families Resources Just for Parent Centers May 7th Webinar: Creating Infographics ___________________________ See other issues of […]

Tourette Syndrome and its related disorders can manifest as behaviors that often appear to be purposefully disruptive, attention seeking or manipulative. It is therefore not unusual to misinterpret symptoms of the disorder as behavioral problems rather than the neurobiological symptoms that they are. This document will give you a better understanding of the symptoms of TS […]

While not all students with Tourette Syndrome (TS) will require an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in order to receive a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), there are some students with TS for whom an IEP is an educational necessity. This article will discuss the initial IEP process as required by the federal IDEA. Find the […]

There are red flags to look for that can help to determine what supports will be most effective for students with Tourette Syndrome (TS). However because symptoms of TS are frequently misunderstood, these ‘red flags’ are often thought of as being “purposeful behaviors” and not related to the disability. This document gives a partial list of […]

Knowledge and understanding are key elements to creating an accepting and supportive educational environment. When everyone, from teachers, administrators, classmates, bus drivers and substitutes to Cafeteria personnel all have information about Tourette Syndrome, students are provided greater opportunities for success. This brochure, while not all–‐inclusive, provides evidence–‐based strategies that will assist in developing compassionate and […]

In March 2015, the U.S. Department of Education announced the availability of free, video-on-demand children’s television programming for thousands of students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, or hard of hearing. Dozens of children’s and family TV episodes may now be viewed online featuring closed captioning and descriptions through the Education Department’s Accessible Television Portal project. […]

The American Foundation for the Blind has been a resource to professionals, families and adults with vision loss since 1921. The FamilyConnect web program provides families and professionals information and guidance on a wide range of issues with an ever growing list of over 300 articles. We have several parents who routinely blog and reach […]