“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”

— Nelson Mandela


We know that Parent Centers are ever on the lookout for disability-related resources in languages other than English. This Buzz shares just that with you, with an emphasis on materials in Spanish. We hope these will help you engage with and inform the multilingual families you serve.

May you find these resources valuable and timely.

The CPIR Team


Resources in English and Spanish

Resource on Confronting Racial Discrimination in Student Discipline
(Also available in Spanish: Recurso para evitar la discriminación racial en la disciplina estudiantil)
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division jointly released the Resource on Confronting Racial Discrimination in Student Discipline. The departments recognize and appreciate school administrators, teachers, and education staff across the nation who work to administer student discipline fairly, and to provide a safe, positive, and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all students, teachers, and other educators.

How Technology Changes Families
(Also available in Spanish: Cómo la tecnología cambia a las familias)
This newsletter connects you with multiple articles on the impact of technology on families. Articles include such titles as Is Internet addiction real? and Managing stress caused by social media with mindfulness.

Supporting the Child Vaccination Decision Process
(Also available in Spanish: Apoyo al proceso de decisión de vacunación infantil)
Learn information about the science behind and benefits of child vaccines to more fully engage with families as they make decisions regarding their children’s health. View this course for free after creating an account at Better Kid Care On Demand.

Resources for Families with Children who have a Genetic Condition
(Also available in Spanish: Recursos para las familias con niños que tiene una condición genética)
Do you have a child with a genetic condition? Here’s help in English and in Spanish, from the National Genetics Education and Family Support Center (Centro Nacional de Educación Genética y Apoyo Familiar).


Multilingual Resources on Trauma

The Child Mind Institute has prepared free trauma resources in multiple languages to aid parents, educators, and other adults in talking to children and adolescents about potentially traumatic events and identifying those who might benefit from more focused professional attention. Languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian, Slovakian, Turkish, and Ukrainian.


Two from the Feds

Updated Resources and Proposed Regs for Schools to Deliver Health Care to Eligible Students
ED and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a Notice of Proposed Rule Making under IDEA to streamline Medicaid services consent provisions when billing for Medicaid services provided through a student’s individualized education program. They’ve also updated A Comprehensive Guide to Medicaid Services and Administrative Claiming.

Suspension, Expulsion & Informal Removals: Unexpected Realities in Preschool
This is the 6th blog in OSEP’s series on Discipline Discussions. Focus? How exclusionary discipline in preschool can create stressful and isolating experiences for children and their families.


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