This webinar focused on OSEP’s new requirements for Stakeholder Engagement in State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) package for 2020-2025. The webinar’s subtitle is: What Parent Centers Need to Know. The new SPP/APR package requires states to engage stakeholders throughout the entire SPP/APR process and describe its mechanisms for ensuring such engagement, including a description of the activities conducted to increase the participation of diverse groups of parents and build their capacity to take part in the state’s activities to improve outcomes for children with disabilities. Parent Centers have a key role to play in bringing the parent voice to the state’s SPP/APR activities.
The focus of this OSEP webinar for Parent Centers is on answering questions about service provision under Parts B and C of IDEA during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar is based on the postings at OSEP of Q&As pertinent to providing services to infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children with disabilities during the pandemic.
In this webinar, the data team staff from OSEP’s Research to Practice division provide an overview of the types of data that OSEP collects from states and publicly reports under Section 618 of IDEA such as child count and exiting data. Participants are shown how to access the 618 data to answer some commonly asked questions about infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities receiving services under IDEA.
In this incredibly rich and informative webinar, experts from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) shares free financial education resources that Parent Center staff can use to help parents, grandparents, and caregivers start building children’s financial capability at home. CFPB also shares information on paying for college, specialized materials addressing the financial concerns of people with disabilities, and fraud prevention tools.
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.
This webinar offers information and strategies for advocacy and outreach for students with disabilities in juvenile justice systems.
Webinar | New Resources on 1) Trauma Informed Practices and 2) Special Education Parent Advisory Committees
In this webinar, CPIR premieres two new resources: the online Resource Collection on Trauma-Informed Care (organized as 5 mini-collections by topic) and Advocacy in Action: A Guide to Local Special Education Parent Advisory Councils. Access both of these resources in this webinar archive, and listen to the webinar itself.
The Juvenile Justice Toolkit was developed to help Parent Centers support families navigating the justice system. The panel members that created this toolkit detail the resources it contains for Parent Centers to access when they assist families of youth who have become involved in the Juvenile Justice system.
Nonprofit management is the topic about which Parent Centers across the country most often request technical assistance from their Regional Parent Technical Assistance Centers (RPTACs). This webinar presented an introduction to six (6) toolkits that were developed by and for RPTAC use during site visits to train Parent Center boards to help them meet their responsibilities.
Connecting families to information and resources about their children’s development are essential components of both Parent Centers and Act Early Ambassadors. This webinar highlights how the similar missions of both Parent Centers and the Act Early Ambassadors create opportunities for working in partnership.