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April 2017 The Parent Center network shares a common list of priority topics from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education. This Hub page focuses on the priority topic of best practices in outreach. It’s divided into the following sections: Why These Resources? Culture Matters Using Technology in Outreach ________________________________ […]

(2017, March) | Useful to Parent Centers and other service providers who work with diverse populations. As communities become more culturally and linguistically diverse, community-based service organizations (CBOs) are called to do more to reduce disparities in access and use of important social services. An important strategy is developing cultural competency—behaviors, attitudes, and policies that […]

Updated March 2017 Being part of a military family can be filled with many surprises, challenges, and opportunities. Part of the military life is moving to new locations every few years or even more frequently. This can be a bit more challenging when there’s a child in the family who has a disability. Lots of questions […]

(2016, November) | Useful to Parent Centers and other service providers working with American Indian/Alaska Native families. In this brief, NAPTAC (the Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center) explores: what sovereignty is, how and why it applies to federally recognized tribes, what sovereignty means to Indian nations, and key points for Parent Centers to remember. […]

(2016, November) | Useful to Parent Centers and other service providers working with American Indian/Alaska Native families. In this brief, NAPTAC (the Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center) explores how Parent Centers might plan and conduct outreach to Native families within the reality of tribal sovereignty and the governing policies of individual tribal communities. The […]

(2016/2017) | Useful to Parent Centers in developing and conducting outreach to Native communities. Two separate products on outreach to Native parents through Title VI are available from NAPTAC, the Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center: (1) A 2016 fact sheet written expressly for Parent Centers and offering many suggestions for how to use Title […]

(2016, October) | Useful to Parent Centers in conducting effective outreach and providing culturally aware services to Hispanic families. This guide, subtitled A Research-Informed Communication Guide for Nonprofits, Policymakers, and Funders, is designed to help service providers and educators build communication strategies to more easily and effectively reach out to Latino children and families. The guide is based […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers in developing cultural competency for conducting outreach and providing services to Native parents of children with disabilities. This fact sheet comes from NAPTAC (the Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center) and has been written expressly for Parent Centers. The 3-page fact sheet offers suggestions for connecting with Native communities […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers in staff training and to support outreach to local Native American communities. This resource actually has several parts and can be considered a package that Parent Centers can use to build their own cultural knowledge about Native communities, provide professional learning to staff, and keep in mind as they engage […]

(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 […]