CPIR Webinar | Best Practices in Outreach

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CPIR Webinar | Best Practices in Outreach

Date: Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Time: 2 pm Eastern

Save the date for this webinar for the Parent Center Network on the best practices in outreach.
Join us and:

  • learn why best practices in outreach are important, especially under the current cultural landscape

  • get to know the outreach resources available to you on the Parent Center Hub

  • listen to our presenters share ways for Parent Centers to use these resources!

We hope to "see" you there.

Our presenters:

Nelsinia Ramos is the Parent Services Coordinator of the OSEP funded Parent Training and Information Center of Wisconsin. She is also the Multicultural Outreach Coordinator for the WI Special Education Mediation System (WSEMS); and a multicultural consultant for the Region 4 PTAC, a grant funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education and managed by WI FACETS to provide technical assistance to 8 states in the Midwest. Nelsinia received her B.A. in Business & Management from Alverno College; an Associate’s Degree in Social Work from Milwaukee Area Technical College and a Non-Profit Management professional certification from UW-Milwaukee. Nelsinia is the parent of a young adult with social and intellectual needs and the founder of the Latino Autism Support group. She currently serves on the National Military Parent TA Center Advisory Board. She is a former member of the Autism Society of Wisconsin Board of Directors and the National IDEA Partnership on Creating Agreement training team.

Esperanza Reyes currently works as the Associate Director for Parent Training and Information at the Utah Parent Center and has supported many families, including ethnically and linguistically diverse families, in the state of Utah in the role of Parent Consultant. Esperanza is the mother of a 9 year-old-boy with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is also sister to a young man on the Spectrum. Her life has been touched and shaped by these two individuals. Her greatest desire is to see them live fulfilled lives, as they have allowed her to find fulfillment in hers. Esperanza was born in Nicaragua, grew up in Miami, Florida and has been living in Utah for close to 15 years. Her education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics and one in Sociology. She currently has a Master of Science in Human Development and Social Policy, along with a Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies, from the University of Utah.

Judy Wiley is the parent of two adults, one who has a disability, and is a member of the Apache tribe of Oklahoma. Ms. Wiley has been involved in parent education for over thirty (30) years and was the Native American Outreach Coordinator for the Oregon Parent Training and Information Center for thirteen years. In addition to her work with the Oregon PTI, Ms. Wiley previously served as the Executive Director of the National Indian Parent Information Center (NIPIC). Ms. Wiley has extensive experience working with Native American parents of children with disabilities in special education and providing technical support to other parent centers serving Native American families. This includes trainings on Special Education Law, Early Childhood Education, parent/professional partnerships, transition services, conflict negotiation, and communication between Native American and non-Native American individuals. Over the years, she has conducted numerous trainings presented at national conferences, collaborated with the BIE FACE Programs to recruit FACE trainers as Parent Leaders. She has served on the many National and statewide committees representing Native American parent who have children with disabilities.

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.

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