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Issue 1 of the February Buzz brings you materials in Spanish to share with the Spanish-speaking families you serve. We also connect you with two new resources on IDEA and ESSA (in English) and a link to CPIR’s latest webinar, in case you missed it. Find out why Parent Centers and Act Early Ambassadors are a natural fit for working together on behalf of young children.

Our best to you all,

The CPIR Team | Debra, Lisa, Jessica, Ana-Maria, and Myriam


Recursos en Español | Resources in Spanish

Three Parenting Fact Sheets in Spanish
These fact sheets can help Spanish-speaking families better understand the challenges traumatized children face and how to access relevant resources and services. (You can also access the English version from the Spanish language page.) From the Child Welfare Information Gateway.

Parenting a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents
(La crianza de un niño que ha sido ví­ctima de abuso sexual: Una guí­a para padres de crianza y adoptivos)

Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma
(La crianza de un niño que ha experimentado trauma)

Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Abuse or Neglect
(La crianza de un niño que ha experimentado abuso o negligencia)

List of all Gateway resources in Spanish

Assistive Technology and the IEP in Spanish
The Center for Technology and Disability offers one of its very popular documents, Assistive Technology and the IEP, in Spanish as well–Tecnologí­a de Asistencia y el IEP. Both support families in meaningfully considering their child’s AT needs during the IEP process.

Multi-language Resources | Arabic, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish
The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University offers child development resources in many different languages, including videos with subtitles on subjects such as early childhood mental health, the consequences of toxic stress, executive function, and much more. Check out what’s available that would help the families you serve.

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FYI | Two More Resources to Know About!

IDEA Report Series
The National Council on Disability has released the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Report Series (5 report briefs). The series includes reports focusing on significant issues of concern raised in previous reports that have yet to be resolved, and two new topics that NCD has not previously examined: ESSA implementation and its interplay with IDEA; and the cross-section of students with disabilities and English learners.

How ESSA and IDEA Can Support College and Career Readiness for Students with Disabilities
This brief explores how states can leverage ESSA and IDEA to promote college and career readiness for students with disabilities. It explains how to better support college and career readiness for students with disabilities through high expectations and access to the general curriculum, a well-rounded education, career pathways and transition planning, personalized and competency-based learning, subgroup accountability, and alignment across policies and programs.

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Missed the Recent Webinar for Parent Centers?

Not to worry. The February 6th webinar Act Early Ambassadors and Parent Centers: Collaborating to Promote Developmental Health of Young Children is now available for your viewing and learning pleasure! It’s a fascinating look at how Act Early Ambassadors and Parent Centers can work together to help families address the needs of young children who have (or may have) disabilities or delays.

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The CPIR hopes that you’ve found useful and relevant resources listed in this month’s Buzz from the Hub. Please feel free to write to the editor, Lisa Küpper, at to suggest the types of resources you’d like to see in the future. CPIR is listening! Your input is extremely valuable to helping us to craft newsletters that support your work with families.

Debra, Myriam, Jessica, Ana-Maria, and Lisa
The CPIR Team


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