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Plain Language Writing—An Essential Part Of Accessibility

(2020, October) | Useful to Parent Centers and other dissemination and technical assistance centers when writing for individuals with disabilities. How do you make writing accessible? We know how to replace steps with ramps. We know how to widen doorways and make restrooms larger for wheelchair users. We can accommodate Deaf people with Sign Language […]

Webinar | Native American Resource Collection

The Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center (NAPTAC) produced a rich collection of materials for Parent Centers to use in planning and conducting outreach to the Native American families of children with disabilities in their service regions. CPIR has integrated half of this enormous collection into the Hub and held this webinar, where we took a tour of the resources within.

Supporting Your Child’s Literacy Development | Tutorial

The National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) has developed an online tutorial for families who want to learn more about supporting their child’s literacy development at home. The tutorial provides evidence-based strategies, tips, and activities to help children develop literacy skills from preschool through adolescence, all in an interactive online experience that includes short video clips illustrating the suggestions given, so that parents can see how strategies look and sound in action. There’s also a transcript of the module, and an audio recording in MP4 format.

Want to know more? Connect with the module and its materials here.

Resiliency Tools Can Help Military Kids Develop Self-Advocacy

(2016, March) | Useful to military families and to Parent Centers working with military families. This extensive resource page comes from the Military Parent Technical Assistance Center (MPTAC), also known as the Branch. The Branch is funded by OSEP to help Parent Centers increase their visibility with, and support for, military families within their communities. The […]

Webinar | Updated Training Modules on the IEP & IDEA

This webinar spotlights three training modules on the IEP that Parent Centers can use to learn or train others: The IEP Team, Content of the IEP, and Meetings of the IEP Team. Each module is available in English and in Spanish.

Webinar | Getting Ready for the Age of Majority

Age of majority is the age when children legally become adults. In most states the age of majority is age 18. This webinar discusses why age of majority is a critical issue for parents and youth with disabilities and connects Parent Centers with tools for helping youth prepare for reaching the age of majority.

SABE Webinars

SABE stands for Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered. Their webinars cover quite a range of topics promoting self-advocacy ! You’ll find webinars on disability awareness (“look through our eyes”), to staying safe (“building a safety net for yourself”), to many aspects of self-advocacy (“people taking responsibility for advocacy in their own lives” and “to boldlhttp://www.parentcenterhub.org/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=repositoryy go where […]

Un Nuevo Amanecer Para Ana Y Su Familia / A New Beginning for Ana and her Family

The disability awareness Spanish language radio novela is comprised of 13 episodes and tells the story of the Chavez family over thirteen episodes from Ana’s diagnosis with cerebral palsy to her first job as a young adult. It provides an entertaining and educational insight into the experience of families, siblings and children with disabilities and […]

OSEP Parent Center Call on SPP/APR Notices on Request for Comment

Audio recording of a May 2, 2013 quarterly parent center call. The U.S. Department of Education has published two Comment Requests on Agency Information Collection Activities related to proposed revisions to the State Performance Plans/Annual Performance Reports (SPP/APR) that States must submit under IDEA. On this call, OSEP summarized the proposed changes and how Parent Centers […]

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