What great things can you find on the Parent Center Hub?
Here are the top 10, for starters!
Online Learning Modules
The new Parent Center eLearning Hub provides key capacity-building resources to Parent Center staff in an online learning environment of self-paced training modules. As of May 2021, three courses are available to Parent Center staff. More will be coming every month thereafter.
- Haven’t yet received your invitation to take courses on the eLearning Hub? If you are on staff at a Parent Center, you can expect to receive an individual invitation to take each course as it becomes available. If you have not yet received any such invitation, please write to email@example.com. Let us know your name and Parent Center email address, and we’ll be pleased to invite you aboard!
- If you have received your invite and gone to the eLearning Hub (and created your private password), you don’t need to write us if you want to take a course. Just use the Registered Users drop-down menu on the upper right to access the Parent Center eLearning Hub and any available course.
Need info for your own learning or for the families and professionals you help? Come search the CPIR Resource Library for what you or they need. The library houses over 1,100 family- friendly informational or research-based materials on key topics for Parent Centers and families of children with disabilities.
We’re proud to offer: disability fact sheets; IDEA training materials; parent guides; easy-to-read explanations of early intervention and special education, the IFSP and IEP, and transition planning; and webinars and resource suites on priority topics.
Buzz from the Hub
Our bimonthly e-news, Buzz from the Hub, highlights hot new resources, upcoming events of note, and materials in English and Spanish that you can share with families via social media, your website, or your own newsletter. The Buzz also spotlights a different key topic every month. Subscribe today, if you haven’t already!
Follow the CPIR on social media for the latest disability-related resources that you can share with your own social media groups:
This hub within the Parent Center Hub is private, designed exclusively for Parent Center staff to work together on common projects, enjoy easy access to others in the network, and share interests and challenges. 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: https://www.cpirwhoknowswhat.org/
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 post your own events of interest to Parent Centers.
Note: The Calendar is also available through CentersConnect (see above). If you’re registered for CentersConnect, just click on “Calendar” in the Communities menu bar at the top, and find a calendar listing upcoming trainings and webinars of individual 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 for consideration at: 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.
And there you have it! Ten great things you can find on the CPIR Hub. But you know… that’s only a start of what’s here. Explore, find, share, repurpose, enjoy!
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.