- 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.
(Webinars are listed below in reverse chronological order.)
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.
Webinar | Act Early Ambassadors and Parent Centers: Collaborating to Promote Developmental Health of Young Children
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.
In this webinar, the CPIR unveiled two new products developed specifically for Parent Centers: (1) an Inclusion Curriculum that allows any Center to brand it and add state-specific information; and (2) a Resource Collection on Positive Behavior Supports and School Discipline.
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.
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.
Renee Bradley, of OSEP, is joined by representatives from Parent Centers, protection and advocacy agencies, and state directors of special education to unpack the important “Dear Colleague” letter released by OSEP regarding behavior and school discipline. and discuss its impact on the field.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Listen to the webinar Download the Powerpoint presentation Read the Writing for the Web series Host: Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) Presenter: Lisa Küpper Product Development Coordinator, CPIR Summary: One of the priorities of Parent Centers is to...
This webinar focuses on creating and using infographics.
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.
Includes two instructional webinars, the forms and data item definitions to assist Parent Centers in submitting their quantitative results for the 2015 Parent Center Data Collection. Download the Data Collection Forms and Definitions Key Download Sample Script for...
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.
Listen to the webinar View | download the PowerPoint presentations View | download the handouts Host: Center for Parent Information and Resources Presenters: Overview of Alternate Assessment Mary LaCorte Assistant Director and North Carolina PTI Program Director...
Listen to the webinar View | download the handouts Host: Center for Parent Information and Resources Presenter: Brenda Eagan Brown, M.Ed., CBIS BrainSTEPS Program Coordinator, BIAPA firstname.lastname@example.org | 724.944.6542 http://www.brainsteps.net Handouts for the...
This information is not available publicly. Contact Debra Jennings, CPIR Project Director, for more information.
Listen to the webinar View | download the Powerpoint presentation View | download the handouts Host: Center for Parent Information and Resources Presenters: Lisa Küpper, CPIR Barb Buswell, Region 5 PTAC Jan Serak, Region 4 PTAC PowerPoint Presentation for the Webinar:...