Halloween pumpkins and the sign "Trick or Treat"Life’s journey—it unfolds for you
as you are ready for it.

~Ru Paul

In honor of upcoming Halloween, this issue of the Buzz brings you many treats—tips for enjoying an inclusive Halloween, youth-related transition resources, and a recently archived CPIR webinar of interest. We end with a most special treat we think you’ll like very much and want to share with the families you serve.

Our best to you all,

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


For Your Bag of Tricks and Treats

Creating an Inclusive Halloween
Sensory-friendly Halloween tips, allergy/food-free tips, anxiety-friendly tips, and other great tips.

Exceptional Parent’s Annual Transition Issue
Articles galore, including: Group Empowerment Groups and Self-Advocacy, Transition for Young Adults with Complex Care Needs, and Employment and Transition.

Are You Ready for Transition to Adult Health Care?
Take the quiz! It asks about important issues surrounding the transition years and provides guidance on topics such as what legal changes happen at 18 years old and how to sign up for health insurance.

Looking for Early Childhood Resources in Arabic, Spanish, or Portuguese?
Visit the Center for Developing Children at Harvard. At the link above, you’ll see available resources in Arabic as “featured” and to the right are links to Spanish and Portguese resources.

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Recently Achived Webinar

Best Practice in Outreach | Online for Your Viewing Pleasure
This CPIR webinar was held October 9, 2017. It featured Parent Center presenters who elaborated on the high-quality resource collection they assembled for Parent Centers.

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Best Treat for Last

We invite you to read, enjoy, and share the latest blog from the U.S. Department of Education: Things People Say.

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, so the CPIR’s own Jessica Wilson‘s writing speaks to the realities of having a son with Down syndrome and the “things people say.” But, boy, does it ever speak to more than that!

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


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