— Marcus Tullius Cicero
The results of the Parent Center data collection for 2021-2022 are in, and they reveal the true depth and volume of what Parent Centers collectively accomplished and how many lives they touched in a year of nonstop action.
CPIR is also pleased to highlight several resources that Parent Centers and other organizations will find useful when helping families and children, especially those with disabilities.
Take a very deep bow, Parent Centers!
The CPIR Team
Parent Centers Rock It Again!
The results of the Parent Center data collection for 2021-2022 are now posted on CPIR’s website, and we invite everyone to take a detailed look at the impact that Parent Centers have. We also share with you:
An Action-Packed Year for Parent Centers | Here’s the infographic CPIR produced with the data Parent Centers submitted. It’s 2 pages (designed to be printed front/back to become a 1-page handout or mini-poster). It’s a stunning portrait of what can be achieved by a few, extremely dedicated people for the benefit of so many.
Adaptable Infographic for Parent Centers to Use | This infographic is designed so Parent Centers can insert just their Center’s numbers, data results, and branding into key blocks of information. Adapt the PowerPoint file, and shine the spotlight on the work of your Center!
Quick Guide to Adapting the Infographic | This 2-page guide shows you where to insert your Center-specific information, just in case having such a “checklist” would be helpful.
Summer and Children with Sensory Processing Issues
Summer and Sensory Processing Issues
(Available in Spanish | El verano y los problemas de procesamiento sensorial)
For children with sensory processing issues, summer can be a challenging time. Think about summer’s onslaught of unfamiliar sounds, smells, and places: beach sand, fireworks, an amusement park, the shriek of animals at the zoo. Yet with preparation and planning, parents can help kids with sensory issues get the most out of summertime. Other articles in the series include:
Resources for Summer and Beyond
15 Tips for Self-Advocates
(Also available in multiple languages; see list below)
Youth and young adults with disabilities may need services and supports to reach their goals. This often means communicating with agencies and systems that offer services to people with disabilities. It can also mean attending meetings and advocating for themselves. This fact sheet includes tips to help youth prepare for meetings, develop a service plan, and resolve conflicts that may arise in the process. Available in: Spanish, Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Farsi (Persian), Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
Applying for a Job: The Young Adults Guide (Revised 2023)
This is a 5-page tip sheet for youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions about finding, applying for, and interviewing for jobs.
Resources for Afghan Families
This webpage at the U.S. Department of Education is loaded with helpful connections for Afghan families–organizations to consult, workbooks and illustrated stories in Pashto and Dari for children, and lessons to help Afghan families learn English.
Center for Parent Information and Resources
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