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Talking about Race

June 19, 2020 A special series from CPIR No one will be mystified as to why the Center for Parent Information and Resources has created this series of webpages on talking about race. Racial matters are in our face, on the nightly news and hourly news feeds, and exploding in our streets. We offer these […]

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.

Best Practices for Accessible Social Media | Webinar

(2019) | Useful to Parent Center staff responsible for their center’s social media postings and activities. Educators are integrating social media into their professional learning routines, their daily communications, and their instructional practices. But how do we plan for variability in our social media followers? Learn easy tips for making your social media posts more […]

FACTS and TIPS: Young Dual Language Learners (Birth through 5 years)

The Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners offers a FACTS and TIPS series of publications in English and Spanish. The series is intended to give early childhood programs and practitioners easy access to information and practical tips for working with young dual language learners, Birth-5 years, and their families. Examples of products in the series include: […]

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 […]

Developing an Understanding of American Indians/and Alaska Natives: Historical Trauma

Developing an Understanding of American Indians/and Alaska Natives: Historical Trauma — In this brief, NAPTAC examines what historical trauma is and describes its monumental impact on Native people, culture, and health. Parent Centers can use this information to deepen their understanding of Native communities and to inform outreach and training activities.

The State of Native Education: Facts for Parent Centers

The State of Native Education: Facts for Parent Centers — This brief shares key findings from the National Indian Education Study (NIES) report released in March 2017. Understanding the academic performance of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in reading and mathematics, as well as their exposure to Native culture in school and in the home, provides […]

Reaching Out to American Indian and Alaska Native Youth with Disabilities

(2018) | Useful to Parent Centers and other service providers in reaching and serving youth with disabilities who are Native American or Alaska Natives. Visit the full Native American Resource Collection Reaching Out to American Indian and Alaska Native Youth with Disabilities is a guide that comes from NAPTAC, the Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center. […]

How to Design and Deliver Content for Diverse Audiences | Webinar

Want to prepare top-notch presentations? This archived webinar from August 2018 discusses best practices for making your presentations accessible to a wider audience that includes not only people with disabilities, but also people who call into a presentation and do not have access to the visuals, and those sitting in the back row of a large room.

The webinar also describes techniques for making your slides more accessible using a number of popular presentation tools such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple’s Keynote, and Google Slides, as well as how to design an accessible handout that provides value even after the presentation is over. From the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials.

Access the webinar, its slides, and a digital handout.

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