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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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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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Thank you!

Message #530 . . . Posted 8/27/2014

For the first time in a while, I feel like we've found a resource that will help produce results. Thank you Wilbur and Anna.

Tom Waits

Message #529 . . . Posted 8/26/2014

We have a special needs child who is not receiving the services that he deserves in the public school system. My family and I felt hopeless and desperate. Fortunately, we found Kendell Kean and now have...

Larry Fishman
Fantastic Resource and invaluable help at our IEP!!

Message #528 . . . Posted 8/26/2014

Kendell Kean has given our family a tremendous amount of help with my autistic son's IEP process. The Pinellas County school district was wanting to send him to another school for reasons relating to his ...

Carol Trievel Feeley
Great Assistance For My Autistic Son and His IEP

Message #527 . . . Posted 8/13/2014

We were floundering, trying to get someone to help us. My son is 19, and autistic, and in a Transitional HS. The school district is trying to transfer him out of his assigned school because of some behavi...

Carol Feeley
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

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