Talk with another parent, one who has received extensive training in the IEP process! We can help you to plan your participation in your child’s IEP.

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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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IEP Coaching

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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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Services are Amazing!

Message #606 . . . Posted 06/267/2015

I have a son that falls thru most of the cracks in just about every system you can think of. I never know where to go to get help or how to even find resources. My son just turned 6 and up until now all...

Susie Ames
so thankful

Message #605 . . . Posted 06/17/2015

The IEP process seemed very daunting to me at first. After working with Soraya, she gave me a lot of valuable information to help guide me to make educated decisions for my daughter's future. So many poi...

Amanda L
Programs like these are indispensable

Message #604 . . . Posted 06/16/2015

As a parent of a child with special needs, preparing for an IEP is a daunting, overwhelming and sometimes challenging task. There is just so much to know and sometimes it's difficult even navigating thro...

Carol Coniglio
Isabella, my granddaughter.

Message #603 . . . Posted 06/04/2015

The most precious gift we have is our granddaughter. She has had numerous behavior issues in school. An IEP was done in 2013. Last week an incident occurred which called for a "meeting of the minds" sche...

Sharon Small
Testimonial - IEP Coaching

Message #602 . . . Posted 06/03/2015

We are the parents of a child with a complex disability most likely from prenatal alcohol exposure (he is adopted). For five years we have seen multiple specialists, each diagnosing him with something d...

James T Pearson

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