As of 9/30/2015, CFPC's AWARE Project is no longer the PTI for central and northeast Florida.

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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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Other Important Information on our Site

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.

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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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Thank you for Your Work!

Message #614 . . . Posted 08/07/2015

I read with great sadness the news that your agency has not received DOE funding to continue. This is very disappointing because your organization has been a great resource to the Prader-Willi Syndrome A...

Sad and disappointed!!

Message #613 . . . Posted 08/06/2015

I was really sad and disappointed when I read your email dated July 29, 2015. I couldn't believe this was happening! Even though I don't have the privilege of knowing you in person, although some faces I...

Ana M. Lodeiro
to all at cfpc
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Message #612 . . . Posted 07/30/2015

To all at Central Florida Parent Center,

You all have worked so hard to help so many families, and to make sure that all the children got everything they needed to succeed and to guide them in ove...

Terry West
Invaluable service

Message #611 . . . Posted 07/29/2015

Kendall has been my IEP coach for over a year and her help has been invaluable. I have called her up crying and panicking at a complete loss about what my options and next steps were when fighting for mo...

Kristine Benson
Please say it ain't so

Message #610 . . . Posted 07/29/2015

I am so sad to hear that Central Florida Parent Center did not get the renewal of their grant application for PTI. They have been invaluable to me and I have been able to help so many other families. Thi...

Paula Keyser

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