“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!

— Humbert Wolfe

Greetings to you!

Here we are, closing out one fiscal year and throwing ourselves into a new one. We have many new resources to share with you, including the latest roadmap for returning to school from the Feds.

Let’s jump in!
The CPIR Team


Hot off the Fed Press

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Return to School Roadmap: Development and Implementation of IEPs in the Least Restrictive Environment
The title’s a mouthful, but the content is right on time for the school year. This Q&A from OSERS at the U.S. Department of Education tackles topics covering such a wide range of key IEP elements that you have to see it for yourself!


Other Hot Stuff for the Fall

Video on Supported Decision Making
Thanks to Lauren Agoratus for posting this resource in CentersConnect. Looks like a goodie. About the video: Jordan was just hours away from a court hearing that would have awarded his parents guardianship. In the video Jordan shares his supported decision-making story and how he almost lost his rights. Jordan and Ashley also talk about a new project they are working on for the Center of Youth Voice to train other self-advocates about alternatives to guardianship.

2 New Toolkits for Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Agencies
Child Trends has published 2 new toolkits that are designed to help child welfare agencies and juvenile justice agencies support children and youth during and in the aftermath of natural disasters and pandemics, using a trauma-informed, resilience-focused foundation for natural disaster response. (Spanish versions of the toolkits: for Child Welfare agencies; for Juvenile Justice agencies)

Brain Injury in Children
Looking for info to share with families on brain injury in children? Here are two to pursue:

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Articles and guidance to share with families and educators from Brainline

What is a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)?
(Also available in Spanish: ¿Qué es un plan de intervención del comportamiento?) | A BIP is a plan to help children whose problem behavior in school is affecting their learning. This article from Child Mind answers 3 basic questions: What is a BIP? How is a BIP created? How can parents tell if the plan is working?

Want to know even more? Check out CPIR’s Resource Collection on Functional Behavioral Assessment and BIPs! It includes videos, helpful websites, and lots of info in English and Spanish.


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