June 2018
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What great things can you find on the Parent Center Hub? Here are the top 10, for starters!

Resources Galore

The CPIR Resource Library houses over 1,000 family-friendly informational or research-based materials on key topics for Parent Centers. This includes more than 450 materials transferred from NICHCY when its funding ended and CPIR began (e.g., fact sheets, IDEA training materials, parent guides, explanations of early intervention and special education, the IFSP and IEP, transition planning). We also offer descriptions of publications, tool kits, videos, and fact sheets produced by other well-known and credible sources of information, and give you links to those materials.

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Buzz from the Hub

Twice a month our e-newsletter, 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 from the Hub also spotlights a different key topic every month. Subscribe today, if you haven’t already!

Daily Facebook Facebook logo, linked to CPIR's FB page and Twitter Twitter's logo, linked to CPIR's Twitter feed Posts

Follow the CPIR on social media for the latest disability-related resources that you can share with your own social media groups. We maintain a very active presence on Facebook and on Twitter, and post our videos (e.g., webinars) on YouTube.

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. Do all this and more in the private Parent Centers workspaces on the Hub. Register today, join different groups, or create your own groups.

Screenshot of the Resources menu on the top nav barSurvey Item Bank

Knowing if your workshops, trainings, events, and services are making the grade 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 your Parent Center colleagues and have been reviewed by professional evaluators funded by OSEP. Check out the Survey Item Bank today!

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.

Webinars and Webpages on Priority Topics

Parent Centers have a common list of priority topics from OSEP they are expected to address. The CPIR Hub connects you with great resources and info on webinars on these priority topics. Join live or at your leisure via the webinar archives. Topics include early learning, self-advocacy skill building, assessments, and more.

Central Event Calendars

The main Hub Event Calendar (which appears on the left bottom of the home page) lists upcoming events from the national and regional PTACs. Also, register for the Parent Center Workspaces and join Hub Central to see the calendar for trainings and webinars or to post your own events of interest to Parent Centers.


Who Knows What?

The CPIR Hub’s own “yellow pages”, the Who Knows What? online database of Parent Center profiles allows users to participate, discover, collaborate, and share their experience and knowledge as it relates to the work Parents Centers do to support children with disabilities and their families: cpirwhoknowswhat.org

Recursos en español and the English Speakers’ Index to Resources in Spanish

Screenshot of CPIR Resource Library page, showing where to connect with Spanish materialsOfrecemos muchos recursos en español que puede compartir con sus familias, incluyendo la mayoría de NICHCY en español. 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.

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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.