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The Center for Parent Information and Resources

  • United States
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
2014 - 2015

The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) is a central resource for Parent Training and Information (PTI) Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), 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 maintaining parent centers in northeastern states, is the lead contractor for CPIR. FHI 360 serves as a subcontractor, contributing the expertise of its staff from the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY).

Together, SPAN and FHI 360 offer technical support to CPIR, providing 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 a resource library with hundreds of items on effective practices, disabilities, early childhood intervention, school reform and other relevant topics.

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