What great things can you find on the Parent Center Hub? Here are the top 10, for starters!
Online Learning Resource
COMING SOON! The new eLearning Hub will provide key capacity-building resources to Parent Center staff in an online learning environment of self-paced training modules.
The CPIR Resource Library houses over 1,100 family- friendly informational or research-based materials on key topics for Parent Centers. This includes fact sheets; IDEA training materials; parent guides; explanations of early intervention and special education, the IFSP and IEP, and transition planning; webinars on priority topics such as early learning, self-advocacy skill building, assessments; and more.
Buzz from the Hub
Our bimonthly e-news, Buzz from the Hub, highlights hot new resources, upcoming events of note, and materials you can share with families via social media, your website, or your own e-newsletter. The Buzz also spotlights a different key topic every month. Subscribe today, if you haven’t already!
Private Workspaces for Parent Centers
Work with colleagues across the Parent Center Network, exchange resources with other centers, discuss high-priority topics, and solve mutual challenges—all this and more in the private Parent Center workspaces on the Hub. Register today, join different groups, or create your own groups.
Who Knows What?
The Who Knows What? is an online database that houses Parent Center profiles and serves as the network’s very own “yellow pages.” Need to find someone within the Parent Center network with experience on a particular disability-related or management topic? Search the WKW, and find colleagues who can share their skills and knowledge: cpirwhoknowswhat.org.
Survey Item Bank
Knowing if your workshops, trainings, events, and services measure up with families, youth, donors, and funders is important for program improvement and sustainability. This database of 150+ questions enables you to quickly and easily survey participants in your programs and services. The ready-to-use questions come from Parent Center colleagues and have been reviewed by professional evaluators funded by OSEP. The questions are also available in Spanish. Check out the Survey Item Bank today!
Central Event Calendar
The main Hub Event Calendar (which appears on the left bottom of the home page) lists upcoming events from the national and regional PTACs. You can also register in the Parent Center workspaces, join the group Hub Central, and find a calendar listing upcoming trainings and webinars of individual centers. You can also post your own events of interest to Parent Centers.
Materials from Other Parent Centers
Find new resources especially designed by and for Parent Centers. Has your center created resources that other Parent Centers would love to use in their own work with families? Submit them to the Hub or in the private Workspaces: tinyurl.com/pj25hrf.
Recursos en español & The English Speakers’ “Index to Resources in Spanish”
Ofrecemos muchos recursos en español que puede compartir con sus familias. For those who don’t speak Spanish, the Index to Resources in Spanish will help you easily find and share important information with the Spanish speakers you serve.
The Center for Parent Information & Resources (CPIR) is a project of the SPAN Parent Advocacy Network in partnership with the four (4) Regional Parent Technical Assistance Centers (RPTACs) and FHI360, and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) under Cooperative Agreement #H328R180005.