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Yes, these smiling ladies are IEP Coaches for CFPC!

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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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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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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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"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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Helpful and Hopeful

Message #539 . . . Posted 9/21/2014

I have three "twice exceptional" special needs children. Trying to get them all the help they need (and deserve) has been an overwhelming task, and one I tried to do alone for several years. I am so very ...

Paula Blake
Wonderful people Central Florida Parent Center

Message #538 . . . Posted 9/19/2014

Dear Central Florida Parent Center,

I have had a roller coaster before meeting you guys. I've been up and down. I've had nothing but success with your organization. In your organization I've learne...

Aretha Taylor
Thank God For a Friend that helped me Find CFPC when I needed it

Message #537 . . . Posted 9/16/2014

Thank the Lord... For directing me in the right direction. I moved out here to Florida about a month ago and my son has a learning disability, ODD, and ADD and couldn't get the school to accommodate my so...

Milka Rodriguez
Who would have thought I'd need an IEP Coach!

Message #536 . . . Posted 9/10/2014

As a certified ESE teacher for several years, I have attended countless IEP meetings, sitting across parents who just nod in agreement with everything presented to them. Not knowing their rights nor readi...

Leslie C.
Very impressed, grateful and humbled!!!

Message #535 . . . Posted 9/10/2014

For years, I have been searching for guidance for my special needs children and was not sure where to turn. I am so happy to have discovered this organization. Mrs. Lynn and Mrs. Eileen treated me with su...

Mrs. Diaz

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