CFPC’s online activities are mostly for the purpose of information-sharing, but our involvement in popular social networking sites also allows for parents of children with disabilities to cross paths – and interact – with other parents of children with disabilities. We strongly believe that the best support and information comes from other parents who have walked (or are still walking) the same or similar path.
Facebook. Every weekday, our IDEA Specialist, Wilbur Hawke, posts links that are directly related to special education. Whether these links are for sharing current articles, useful resources, or important announcements, they are always timely and interesting – and relevant to both parents of children with disabilities and to the professionals who work in the disabilities and/or educational fields.
Twitter. It’s like our CFPC listserv and our Facebook, combined on the run! All of our listserv and Facebook posts are automatically forwarded to Twitter in the short & sweet format that Tweeters enjoy.
Blog. CFPC hosts a WordPress blog called “Hawke Blog,” which is written by (and about) Wilbur Hawke, our IDEA Specialist. Wilbur is nationally-known and recognized for his expertise and his ground-breaking collaborative strategies in helping parents to be involved and effective members of their children’s IEP team. His story is amazing, after you read a couple of his posts, you’ll want to scroll backwards and start at the beginning!
Webinars. We regularly host online trainings through live webinar technology, utilizing our own CFPC workshop presentations and also hosting guest speakers with expertise on various topics related to special education. Seating is limited, so if you see a webinar that interests you, sign up early!
E-Newsletters. The AWARE Project’s e-newsletter, “AWAREness” is published quarterly and includes articles and links to helpful resources, all related to special education, disability, collaboration, school reform, and parent involvement. Unlike print newsletters, e-newsletters are disseminated only through email and have a more streamlined structure so subscribers can spend their time reading through only those items which catch their interest.