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This Buzz from the Hub connects you with videos across a range of disability subjects, beginning with several you can share with families. The remaining videos in our list may be best suited for individual learning, staff development, or program planning. Here’s hoping these give your Center useful, relevant information in a multimedia format!

Our best to you all,
The CPIR Team | Debra, Debi, Lisa, Jessica, and Myriam


Videos for Families and Staff

How to Request a Special Education Assessment
This 7-minute video from Parents Helping Parents (CA) introduces the assessment process used when considering a child for special education services. It’s great for anyone who is new to the process and in need of a simple explanation.

Consent and Kids with Disabilities
Talking about consent with children may feel like a daunting task, but the speaker in this 4-minute video discusses why understanding consent is important for all children, especially those with disabilities. The video comes with a written guide, A Step-by-Step Guide to Talking about Consent with Disabled Kids.

Person-Centered Career Planning Exercise
This 33-minute video from Person Centered Planning demonstrates a person-focused career planning exercise.

Videos for Professional Development and Program Planning

Webinar | Cultural Competence: What it Means for Person-Centered Thinking, Planning, & Practice
Cultural competence is widely recognized as essential to delivering high-quality services and supports. This 1-hour webinar, which includes Diana Autin as a presenter, explores what this means in terms of actual practice and includes real-life examples and personal narratives. (The link above will take you to a webinar archive page. Scroll down to October 2019, and find this webinar’s slides, recording, Spanish transcript, and handouts.)

On The Outs: Reentry for Inmates with Disabilities
This 34-minute documentary follows 3 inmates with disabilities through the reentry process. Each person’s experience is depicted at 3 points: in prison prior to release, on their release date, and life on the “outs” after release. The film can be used to raise awareness about people with disabilities in prison and to stimulate communication and collaborative relationship building for much-needed reentry reform.

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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 lkupper@fhi360.org 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, Debi, Myriam, Jessica, and Lisa
The CPIR Team


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