CPIR Webinars

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  • Spotlighting topics that are important to Parent Centers
  • Focusing on the work they do and the support and training they provide

Each archived webinar includes a recording of the presentation, the presenter’s slideshow, useful handouts, and additional resources on the episode’s topic.

Looking for OSEP Webinars? The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education holds informational webinars on a quarterly and as-needed basis to communicate important information to Parent Centers.


 Webinar Archive

(Webinars are listed below in reverse chronological order.)

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.

Webinar | Introduction to the Juvenile Justice Toolkit

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.

Webinar | Introduction to Tool Kits for Board Professional Development for Parent Centers

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.

Webinar | Collaboration of Act Early Ambassadors and Parent Centers

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.

Webinar | Featuring New Resources on Inclusion and Discipline

In this webinar, the CPIR unveiled two new products developed specifically for Parent Centers: (1) an Inclusion Curriculum that includes a trainer's guide and a customizable PowerPoint and handouts; and (2) a Resource Collection on Positive Behavior Supports and School Discipline that includes a wide variety of materials such as PowerPoints, fact sheets, guides, and videos on the subject.

Webinar | Best Practices in Outreach

The main goal of this webinar was to help Parent Centers and other community-serving organizations learn about best practices in outreach and why they are important, especially under the current cultural landscape.

Webinar | ESSA and the Assessment of Students with Disabilities

This webinar provides Parent Centers with the information, skills, knowledge, and inspiration needed to be a voice for students with disabilities in each state’s implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The webinar focuses on the assessment of students with disabilities, as required by the recently reauthorized ESSA.

Webinar | Using Data for Collaboration and Advocacy

This webinar will help Parent Centers hone their skills in finding, understanding, and using data to make sure that the needs and interests of students with disabilities and their families are addressed in decision-making discussions about how states will implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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 | NTACT’s Resources on Transition and Opportunities for Parent Center Partnership

NTACT is the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition. This webinar provides an overview of NTACT's technical assistance services available to state education and also state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies. It features a short tour of the transition-related resources available on NTACT's website that Parent Centers are welcomed to use and share.  

Webinar | ESSA: The Every Student Succeeds Act

ESSA is the nation’s general education law. It was reauthorized in December 2015, and many changes were made. This webinar looks at those changes, including how they affect students with disabilities and what role Parent Centers can play in decision-making groups about how their state will implement ESSA.

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.

Webinar | Parent Center Use of Technology

This webinar was an exploration of and conversation about what technologies Parent Centers use—and need—for their nonprofit management & service provision. Its intent was to gather input from Parent Centers and, as such, an archive of the webinar is not available...

Webinar | Writing for the Web

Listen to the webinar Download the Powerpoint presentationRead the Writing for the Web seriesHost:Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)Presenter:Lisa KüpperProduct Development Coordinator, CPIRSummary:One of the priorities of Parent Centers is to...

Webinar | Self-Advocacy Skill Building

Supporting youth with disabilities in becoming effective self-advocates is one of the current priorities of Parent Centers. What, exactly, does that mean, and what does it involve? This webinar explores the resources available to help youth with disabilities build their self-advocacy skills. These include training materials that Parent Centers can use when working with youth and their families. The discussion of resources revolves around those listed in the priority page of the CPIR's called Best Practices in Self-Advocacy Skill Building.

Webinar | Improving Early Learning Outcomes

This webinar focuses on resources for improving early learning outcomes for children with disabilities. The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) spotlights its information, and CPIR tours the early childhood materials available on the Hub, including its training modules on early intervention services.

Webinar | Alternate Assessment for Career and College Readiness

Listen to the webinar  View | download the PowerPoint presentations View | download the handouts Host:Center for Parent Information and Resources Presenters:   Overview of Alternate AssessmentMary LaCorteAssistant Director and North Carolina PTI Program...

Webinar | Adventures in Results-Driven Accountability

Listen to the webinarView | download the Powerpoint presentationView | download the handoutsHost:Center for Parent Information and ResourcesPresenters:Lisa Küpper, CPIRBarb Buswell, Region 5 PTACJan Serak, Region 4 PTACPowerPoint Presentation for the...