The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) is a central resource for Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers, offering information and products to assist the families of children with disabilities.
The Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN), a U.S. organization with extensive experience in providing technical assistance to parent centers in northeastern states, is the lead contractor for CPIR. FHI 360 serves as a subcontractor, contributing expertise in disabilities studies and services.
Together, SPAN and FHI 360 bring the skills vital to writing and disseminating family-friendly materials; designing powerful, user-friendly websites; and collaborating with multiple partners to create on-target, user-centered publications and products. CPIR’s website offers information on how to locate parent centers throughout the United States and provides families and parent centers alike with a resource library containing hundreds of items on disabilities in children and youth, early childhood intervention, parental rights, special education in K-12 schools, effective practices in addressing the needs of children and youth with disabilities, and other relevant topics.
The center publishes two newsletters a month and hosts webinars on topics related to the work of parent centers.