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Links updated, September 2016 The CPIR is pleased to connect you with sources of information for helping your child with his or her behavior at home. Having a child with challenging behavior can affect the entire family, and family members often find the need for more information and guidance in this difficult area. The resources listed […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers in working with parents of young children, including ways Parent Centers can support interventions that help more parents learn about effective parenting practices. Parents are among the most important people in the lives of young children. While parents generally are filled with anticipation about their children’s unfolding personalities, many lack information […]

June 2016 | Useful to Parent Centers in connecting the families they serve with summertime activities and ideas. Looking for suggestions about fun things to do this summer with your children with special needs? Here are three resources to check out! 16 Special Needs-Friendly Tips for Family Car Travel Oh no, don’t say we’re going […]

(May 2016) Useful to Parent Centers when working with homeless youth, their families, and surrogate parents. Each year, between 1.5 and 1.6 million youth run away from home or are forced out of their homes by their parents. While many of these youth return home quickly, others remain separated from their families and live in […]

(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 […]

The Military & Community Family Policy, Office of Special Needs’ school-age directory is organized to help military families quickly obtain the information needed to make decisions for a child with special needs. The directory will enable families to: Identify and learn about the school districts that serve domestic military installations Review the special education systems and […]

(Produced 2012) Este video es una colaboración entre FCTD y Dicapta. En este video conoceremos a Marta, la madre de Isabel, una pequeña con limitaciones de aprendizaje y de motricidad fina. El video presenta las bases de la tecnología de asistencia (AT) y lleva a la audiencia a través de una reunión de IEP (Individualized […]

(2015) | Useful to Parent Centers in helping orient refugee and immigrant families to life in the United States. (Available in English, Arabic, and Spanish) The Office of Head Start collaborated with the Office of Refugee Resettlement to produce this handbook for programs serving refugee families and newly arrived immigrant families. It may be used with […]

(2015) Useful to Parent Centers helping families locate assistance in obtaining assistive technology devices. Assistive technology (AT) comes in many shapes and sizes, and for students with disabilities, it has the capacity to open many doors. However, with tight budgets and limited funds many districts are challenged to find the funding to provide AT to qualifying students. […]

Useful to Parent Centers, transition specialists, youth with developmental disabilities, and families in addressing independent living supports. Partners in Living is a self-study course created to help people with developmental disabilities, their family, and friends explore four important elements that, together, can help them create a meaningful life: self-determination, family support, community living, and assistive […]