Your central “Hub” of information and products created for the network of Parent Centers serving families of children with disabilities

All the materials found on the CPIR Hub have been created and archived for Parent Centers around the country to help them provide support and services to the families they serve. The CPIR employs a user-centered process, gathering the perspectives of our experienced audience—Parent Center staff members and other experts—every step of the way, to create products and services that increase Parent Centers’ knowledge and capacity in specific domains.


What you’ll find on the Parent Center Hub:

  • Family-friendly information and research-based materials on key topics for Parent Centers
  • Private workspaces for Parent Centers to exchange resources, discuss high-priority topics, and solve mutual challenges
  • Coordination of parent training efforts throughout the network
  • A twice-monthly e-newsletter with key topics, new resources, upcoming events, and materials to share with families
  • Materials from Parent Centers themselves
  • CPIR-produced databases specifically designed for Parent Center staff:


Center for Parent
Information and Resources
c/o SPAN
35 Halsey St., 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 642-8100


The CPIR Team

Responding to the needs and missions of Parent Centers

Lead partner for the CPIR — The Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) is a Parent Center with extensive experience in empowering parents in New Jersey and Parent Centers in the Northeastern states.

Collaborators in CPIR’s operations — The Regional Parent Technical Assistance Centers (RPTACs) ensure that Parent Centers’ voices help shape CPIR’s products and services.

•  ECAC: Terri Layton, Laura Weber

•  CPIR: Myriam Alizo, Carolyn Hayer, Peg Kinsell, Sitara Nayak, Debi Tucker

•  P2PGA: Stephanie Moss

•  PEAK: Nora Thompson

•  SPAN: Michele Tyler

•  WI FACETS: Courtney Salzer

The CPIR is made possible through funding from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education. OSEP supports the Parent Center network and the role that Parent Centers play in educating parents and improving outcomes for children with disabilities.