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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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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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Excellent help and advice!

Message #555 . . . Posted 10/30/2014

After I was advised my daughter's classroom was being changed without my authorization or input, I knew I needed to speak with someone to see if the school was violating any type of rules. I had no idea ...

Amanda Piller
Wish I had found out about CFPC in the beginning...
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Message #554 . . . Posted 10/27/2014

I wish someone had told me about CFPC years ago. No parent should go through the RTI/ESE process alone. I can’t undo the past mistakes, but I will make sure that I let as many parents as I can know abo...

Ami V
Words Could not express

Message #553 . . . Posted 10/24/2014

Words could not express my gratitude for CFPC because I was so lost in this process it would distract me everyday. Until a friend came along and gave me CFPC's information and said, "Call Anna!"


Nikki Senecal

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

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