AWARE Certified IEP Support Parents are volunteers
who are matched with parents who need help
with their children's IEPs.

Seats are limited, apply now!

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We are now hiring for the position of Youth Liaison.

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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.

Yes, these smiling ladies are IEP Coaches for CFPC!

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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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Hawke Blog

Follow one father's story....

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Central Florida Parent Center offers training through live webinars on topics related to Special Education.

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  • What is a PTI?
  • Funded by US Dept of Education
  • Our 30-County Area
  • Online Project Overview

IEP Coaching

For Parents

  • One-on-One Assistance
  • By Phone, Computer, or in Person
  • Learn Strategies from Expert Parents
  • Minimize Frustration and Maximize Services!



  • CFPC Webinars
  • Webinars with Guest Speakers
  • Online Workshops
  • In-Person Workshops

Resources &


  • Online Library (Publications)
  • Agencies & Organizations  
  • National, State, & Local Resources
  • Searchable Database

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.

Upcoming Events!

We have lots of webinars coming up! Check 'em out!

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Need Support?


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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Click here if you would like to volunteer.


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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.

Click here to see the presentation.





Message #552 . . . Posted 10/19/2014

Por que escribo mi Testimonio en español? porque quizá muchos Padres de Familia de sientan identificados con mi caso, Uno llega de su pais natal a Estados Unidos en " con una Barrera de idioma gigante"...

Martha Gibson
Empowerment from Soraya and Anna

Message #551 . . . Posted 10/15/2014

Thanks to Soraya and Anna I feel empowered to be a better advocate for my grandson with the information and assistance given to me from both of them. I really appreciate them spending time with me to hel...

Gloria Youngblood
Lynn Cyr

Message #550 . . . Posted 10/13/2014

CFPC services are priceless - A wealth of information! And then there's Lynn Cyr, one word describes her "OUTSTANDING". We have the utmost respect for Lynn. Her knowledge, professionalism, understanding,...

Monte and Kari Coates
Thank you Wilbur Hawke!

Message #549 . . . Posted 10/12/2014

I heard the name of Wilbur Hawke from just a handful of people. I was at the end of my rope dealing with the Lee County School System, and although Wilbur's name was mentioned, he was in Collier County, ...

Crystal Pe
Could Not Have Done It... Part 2

Message #548 . . . Posted 10/9/2014

I wanted to follow up and through with my first Testimonial, as Part 2. Because you see there was no direct instructions in how many words you could use in this box.

I could write a book, on how di...


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