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Confused?IEP what?

Sometimes we don't even know what we don't know!
If you need some basic information about special education, this might help.

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Central Florida Parent Center offers training through live webinars on topics related to Special Education.

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The AWARE project is funded under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).  However, the contents of our website and our other materials do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.

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Need emotional support or help with your child's IEP?  We have trained volunteer parents who are eager to help!

We have two parent-matching programs here at CFPC. 

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Parent Involvement


Encouraging the Involvement of Parents of Children with Disabilities

A Four-Part Series of Online Trainings Developed Specifically for Educators

This series was created through a collaborative partnership between the Florida Department of Education and the State Personnel Development Grant at Florida Gulf Coast University, with input from parents at the Central Florida Parent Center.

Click here to watch the series.

Welcome to Holland


"I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability ..."

View a moving presentation of Emily Perl Kingsley's beautiful essay.

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I'm glad I found CPFC

Message #526 . . . Posted 8/10/2014

I just recently moved to Florida and was a bit lost. I was directed to this site by a friend and thank goodness for that. I was immediately contacted by my IEP Coach which shared with me a wealth of infor...

Diana Hufty
Thank you!

Message #525 . . . Posted 7/21/2014

Central Florida Parent Center is a real gem. First as they helped us starting on our journey with our oldest children. Thanks especially to Anna and Doreen who first started the journey with us. Teachi...

Katie Zanchettin

Message #524 . . . Posted 6/28/2014

Great resource!

Valeska McDonald
First webinar

Message #523 . . . Posted 6/14/2014

I attended my first webinar last night on IEP Meetings with someone that was so helpful in getting results for my daughter Kayla at her high school. Anna Byrnild and a group of other professionals did an ...

Kastein Watson
So thankful for Lynn Cyr

Message #522 . . . Posted 6/11/2014

My son just graduated from high school and we are over the moon. We contacted CFPC earlier this year for information. Lynn Cyr was a wealth of knowledge and her can-do approach was so appreciated and gave...

Dianne Greene

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