Close-up photo of a babyLet us put our minds together and see
what life we can make for our children.

~Sitting Bull


This issue of the Buzz from the Hub features new resources from our colleagues within OSEP’s Technical Assistance and Dissemination (TA&D) network. Everyone has been quite busy this summer, it seems! Let us enjoy the fruits of that labor!

Our best to you all,

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


New Resources from Our TA&D Colleagues

Supporting Children by Improving Family Outcomes
This 13-minute video describes the importance of supporting families, collecting data on family outcomes, and using the data to improve the program. The video highlights how three families who received early intervention benefited from support to their family. From the DaSy Center, the ECTA Center, and collaborating partners.

Succeeding on the Job: Using Technology to Boost the Skills Employers Want
This webinar of the Center on Technology and Disability and the PACER Center presents tools and strategies to support essential work performance, such as being on time, communicating, following directions, staying organized, and completing tasks. A wide range of technology is explored, including smartphone apps, wearable devices, a smart pen, and alternative computer access.

Easy Branch Orientation & Guide to Staff Training
The Branch Military PTAC has created a guide to its most useful materials on military families: their culture, their unique needs, and the military systems that support them when they have a child with a disability. The guide also includes links to parent handouts, including 3 handouts you can brand with your Parent Center logo!

Student-Centered Transition Planning
This IRIS module explores the benefits of student-centered transition planning. It identifies ways to involve students in collecting assessment information and developing goals, as well as how to prepare them to lead their own IEP meetings.

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Resources from the Equity Assistance Centers

Have you explored what’s available from the four equity assistance centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education? We highly recommend taking a stroll through each center’s offerings. Here’s a taste of what you can find:

Youth Rising: Centering Youth Voice in the Quest for Equitable and Inclusive Schools
Interested in partnering with youth in creating school change?

Introduction to Tribal Education
This is a free, online, self-directed course designed as an introductory primer for those interested in learning about the complexities of tribal education systems.

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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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