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(2015, December) On December 14, 2015, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education released a draft policy statement on family engagement. The purpose of this policy statement is to provide recommendations from the Departments on systematically engaging families in their children’s development, learning, and wellness, across early childhood and elementary education settings. […]

A webinar for the Parent Center Network Listen to the webinar Download the Powerpoint presentation (2.7 MB) Download a PDF of the Powerpoint presentation (1.3 MB) View/download the handouts for this webinar   Webinar Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015 Host: Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) Presenters: Sue Swenson, Office of Special Education and […]

(2015) | A resource that Parent Centers can share with the families they serve. Available in English and Spanish. Emotions can run high at IEP meetings. But it’s important for parents to focus on the end goal: helping their child. Here are 10 stay-calm phrases parents can use to redirect conversation and defuse tense situations. From understood.org. […]

October 2015 This resource is part of the series Getting Ready for When Your Teen Reaches the Age of Majority: A Parent’s Guide. When young people with disabilities reach the “age of majority,” they gain the right to manage their own affairs, including choosing their own doctor and seeing to their own healthcare needs. In most states, […]

October 2015 This resource is part of the series Getting Ready for When Your Teen Reaches the Age of Majority: A Parent’s Guide. When young people with disabilities reach the “age of majority,” they gain the right to manage their own affairs, including their money. In most states, this happens at age 18. Legally considered as adults, […]

(2015, July) | Available in English and Spanish The full title of this checklist for parents is: I Have a Question… What Parents and Caregivers Can Ask and Do to Help Children Thrive at School: A Parent Checklist. The checklist document is 6 pages long: 1 title page in English, 2 pages of the actual checklist […]

Welcome to the July 2015 edition of Buzz from the Hub, the newsletter of the Center for Parent Information and Resources—the CPIR. New Resources in the Hub Spotlight on…Parent Center Materials Resources You Can Share with Families Resources Just for Parent Centers: Nonprofit Management Miss the Webinar on Writing for the Web? ___________________________ See other issues […]

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 […]

Do bias or inappropriate practice play a role in the placement of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education? Is the representation of low-income students in special education programs larger than their representation in the school population at your child’s school? This brief will review the problem “overrepresentation” in special education programs, the causes, and […]

March 2015 A legacy training module from NICHCY In delivering services to infants and toddlers and their families under Part C of the IDEA, the lead agency and its early intervention service (EIS) providers collect information about the infant or toddler and his or her family. This includes personally identifiable information that is subject to privacy protections […]