A Halloween bucket spilling out candies and treats

A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.
                    ~Erma Bombeck

The Center for Parent Information and Resources is very pleased to report that the Center has been refunded. Thank you to everyone who wrote in support of our application. We look forward to the work we will do together with you on behalf of the families you serve.

Remember—we seek and greatly value your input as to resources that would support your work with families and youth with disabilities. Don’t be shy! Let us know what’s on your mind.

Our best to you all,
Debra Jennings and the CPIR Team


Cover photo on the report In Loving Arms.

Development of this resource collection was coordinated by the former Region 2 RPTAC, the ECAC.

NEW! Resource Collection on Trauma-Informed Care

Check out the new suite of resource pages on trauma, which includes:

  • intro info about trauma, especially in children;
  • what trauma-informed care is and what’s involved in becoming a trauma-informed organization;
  • trauma-informed schools; and
  • how to prepare for, cope with, and support recovery after a natural disaster.

Come to the landing page for the suite and spring from there!

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ESSA Fact Sheets in Spanish!

Also completely new! Just click on the title below to access the fact sheet in Spanish and download the online version in Word or in PDF. For your convenience, we’ve also identified and linked the English language version of each of the ESSA fact sheets.

Evaluaciones académicas y estudiantes con discapacidades bajo ESSA
English version: Academic assessments and students with disabilities

Pruebas para estudiantes con las discapacidades cognitivas más significativas
English version: Assessments for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities

Sistema estatal de rendición de cuentas, apoyo escolar y actividades de mejoramiento
English version: Statewide accountability system and school support and improvement activities

Enmiendas a IDEA como resultado de ESSA
English version: Amendments to IDEA made by ESSA

All fact sheets were translated from English by CPIR’s own Myriam Alizo.

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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, Maria, and Lisa
The CPIR Team


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