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If you need some basic information about special education, this might help.

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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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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.

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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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This program has saved my life

Message #601 . . . Posted 05/28/2015

Being new in the state of Florida, I don't really know what services are provided here. The anxiety that I have had from trying to establish services here in Fl. has been overwhelming. My child has an IE...

Judith Alviola
Excellent Webinar

Message #600 . . . Posted 05/28/2015

Just wanted to congratulate CFPC for the excellent webinar presented on "Puberty and Beyond". It was amazing. Dr. Lohan is the kind of doctor we all want to have for our kids, such compassion, expertise,...

Ana M. Lodeiro
Thank you!!

Message #599 . . . Posted 05/26/2015

It was comforting having Doreen, present on the phone during the evaluation and IEP review meeting this morning, I don't have words to thank her.
Being able to read and review the evaluation report...

Yolanda Herrera

Message #598 . . . Posted 05/23/2015

This was a very well put together collaboration amongst yourself. You provided many of us with great insight as to each step of puberty and beyond. What better way than to receive the information by a ce...


Message #597 . . . Posted 05/22/2015

Judith White of BEESS (Bureau of Exceptional Education & Student Services) did a wonderful job explaining the new graduation and secondary transition requirements in the State of Florida. I currently...

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