It’s that time of year again for school buses and carpools and bookbags. So, this Buzz focuses on resources that Parent Centers and others can use in their work with families and educators as the new school year gets underway.
This issue of the Buzz brings you lots of news and connections to sources of information that Parent Centers and others will find pertinent to working with families: updated guidance from OSEP, Native American news, a great new resource in town, and more info in English and Spanish.
Schools are out for the summer, so reading for fun and learning is always an option for parents, children, and Parent Centers themselves. We’re pleased to connect you with more on that subject. This Buzz also shares resources on genetic conditions, testing, and rare disorders that families and professionals alike may find helpful.
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.
Oh, what Parent Centers can achieve in one year! This page tells the story of A Year in the Life 2019-20: Parent Centers in Action nationwide AND it connects Parent Centers with an adaptable infographic they can use to spotlight their individual achievements: who they served, how, in what language, and much more.
The Office of EdTech is part of a national effort for digital equity plans. Learn how parent advocates can be a part of that effort.
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.
Summertime fun, sports, and outdoor activities are almost upon us. That’s why this Buzz focuses on the importance of physical movement in our children’s overall health. For many children with disabilities, sports, games, and outdoor fun can be difficult due to their disability. The resources we mention in this Buzz can help families, friends, and community members involve children with disabilities in many kinds of physical activities, making adaptations suited to the children and the nature of their disabilities.