The cure to information overload
is more information.

~David Weinberger

We hesitate to say TMI (too much information), but there’s a deluge of resources to share with you in this issue of the Buzz. So many, in fact, that we’ve divided the newsletter into two parts: resources for Parent Centers and resources for families and professionals. And to make the issue easy to skim, the resource descriptions have been pared down to the minimum. Zoom in on the titles of interest to you.

Our best to you all,

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


Resources for Parent Centers

Register today for High Expectations and Appropriate Supports: The Importance of IEPs
OSEP Virtual Symposium, April 9, 2018 from 1:30-3:30 PM Eastern.

Everything You Need for the Month of the Military Child
From the Military PTAC, the Branch, just in time for April’s Month of the Military Child.

What Is Religious OCD?
From the Child Mind Institute.

Webinar | Endrew F: A New Tool for Enhancing the Family Voice at the IEP Decision-making Table
A must-hear webinar featuring Diana MTK Autin and Michael Yudin examining the Endrew F. decision by the Supreme Court and its implications for the education of children and youth with disabilities.

Agents of Their Own Success: Self-Advocacy Skills and Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities in the Era of Personalized Learning
From the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

Upcoming Webinar | Train-the-Trainer: Telling Your Story for a Public Policy Purpose
Offered by Family Voices, taking place April 26, 2018 from 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
Info in English and Spanish!

Resources for Sharing with Families and Professionals

Summer Camp Guide 2018
From the Family Support Program.

The Kid Zone!
Tell your families about The Kid Zone, where parents can participate as their child builds literacy skills in a fun and interactive way.

Tips for Supporting Reading Skills at Home
From the What Works Clearinghouse.

Accommodations for Common Core Tests
If your state has adopted use of the PARCC or Smarter Balanced, here’s what parents need to know about securing the testing accommodations their child needs. Also available in Spanish (Adaptaciones en las pruebas estandarizadas comunes).

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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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