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Links updated April 2019 See fact sheets on other disabilities Sharon’s Story Causes of multiple disabilities Multiple disabilities aren’t all the same Have you recently learned that your child has multiple disabilities? Help for children with multiple disabilities IDEA’s definition of multiple disabilities Beyond the federal definition The evaluation process Supporting children with multiple disabilities […]

CBD: What Parents Need to Know

(2019) | Useful to those interested in learning more about the relative effects of CBD (full name cannabidiol) as a treatment for pain, cancer, anxiety, and AD/HD. CBD is everywhere. From corner stores and bars to medical marijuana dispensaries, it’s being offered for its reputed ability to relieve pain and make people feel better. CBD — […]

Milestones Photo and Video Library

Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (rolling over, for example, or crawling, standing, walking, talking). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintain a free online library of photos and videos that capture the milestones of development that young children might be expected to achieve at various ages–skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye.”

The photo library is part of CDC’s larger information suite Milestones in Action, which also includes fact sheets on developmental milestones and on developmental delay; a developmental checklist; the Milestone Tracker app; and more. Each resource is available in English and Spanish.

Interested? Read more about (and access) Milestones in Action here.

New to Disability?

Updated February 2019 Has a child’s disability recently touched your life? Are you visiting our website today looking for information about that disability? Would you like to find organizations and people that can help address the disability-related questions and concerns you may have? We’re very pleased you’re here, because the CPIR has a great deal […]

Sexual Health Education for Young People with Disabilities

(2018, November) | Useful to Parent Centers, families, and youth with disabilities In recent years, changes in public policies and attitudes have resulted in improved opportunities for people with physical and intellectual disabilities. Unfortunately, societal attitudes have changed less in regard to sexuality and disability. Even today, many people do not acknowledge that most people […]

Social Security Benefits for Children with Disabilities

(2018) | Useful for Parent Centers in understanding SSI benefits for children with disabilities and for sharing with families whose children are under the age of 18. A child with a disability who is younger than 18 years of age may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Have a look at SSA’s Child Disability […]

Slow Processing Speed: What You Need to Know

Processing speed is the pace at which you take in information, make sense of it, and begin to respond. This information can be visual, such as letters and numbers. It can also be auditory, such as spoken language. Having slow processing speed has nothing to do with how smart kids are—just how fast they can take in and use information. It may take kids who struggle with processing speed a lot longer than other kids to perform tasks, both school-related and in daily life.

Understood.org offers what is essentially a suite of resources on processing speed, which includes articles, short videos, 1-page fact sheets, and everything in English and Spanish. Read more about and access this wide array of resources.

A Resource Collection on Trauma-Informed Care

A resource collection compiled by and for Parent Centers Compiled and reviewed by: Gail Osborne, the First Resource Center (NC), and Kelly Henderson, Formed Families Forward (VA) Coordinators at the Region 2 PTAC @ ECAC: Laura Weber, Executive Director, and Terri Leyton, TA Coordinator ___________________________ September 2018 Welcome to this collection of resources on trauma-informed care. The […]

Disability Groups

Updated October 2018 Disability groups operate nationwide to share information and resources on specific disabilities. Quite often, these national-level organizations also have chapters in every state—and those state chapters may have multiple local chapters. All operate as a source of help for families and professionals in addressing the needs and well-being of individuals with the disability […]

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