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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.

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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!!

Message #593 . . . Posted 04/24/2014

I was overwhelmed with the process of getting more support for my teen with special needs. After speaking with Kendell, I feel prepared for the next team meeting. Without her explanations and coaching, I...

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Message #592 . . . Posted 04/24/2014

Thank you Central Florida Parent Center for providing knowledge of Procedural Safeguards. This webinar helped to clarify questions that I had. It increased my knowledge of how to present and explain Pro...

Ruth Gardner
St Lucie County School Board
Very informative and beneficial webinars

Message #591 . . . Posted 04/21/2014

I have now participated in two webinars and am very appreciative of the information regarding IEPs as well as Differentiated Instruction. I feel that I am better prepared to answer parent's questions in ...

Erin Egnor
Thank You

Message #590 . . . Posted 04/21/2014

I have been working with the Parent Center for 2 years now and there aren't words to express the enormous help I have been given during that time from the people who work there. Kendell Kean has educated...

Tamika G
Sincere Thanks and appreciation!

Message #589 . . . Posted 04/13/2014

I am a divorced mother of four children with two sons that have autism. I have always been an advocate for my boys and the previous schools they attended willingly have worked with me to ensure that the...

Michelle Rogers

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