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

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IEP Coaching

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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.

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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.

Click here to see the presentation.




Thanks Lynn Cyr!!!

Message #545 . . . Posted 9/29/2014

So thankful to have been referred to these services! My child has been continuously falling through the cracks of the public school system. Lynn provided a wealth of information to help me understand the ...

Again Helpful and Informative

Message #544 . . . Posted 9/28/2014

Recently, I was blessed to have another chance to be educated by Soraya and Anna regarding ways to help my son. It has been the most challenging school year ever and, they have been there to answer my que...

C. Smith
Very Informative Web Class

Message #543 . . . Posted 9/26/2014

"Understanding Dyslexia" was one of the best webinars I have seen. Great information and very helpful for Guardian Ad Litems, as many of our cases are children with dyslexia and other problems.

Karen S. Lucas
excellent help and a great resource.
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Message #542 . . . Posted 9/25/2014

I could not have gotten through the last year without the help from the IEP coach that has worked with my son Gavin and I. She has given me the knowledge to help my son and has given me the information to...

Emily Westpfahl
Very Helpful!! Thank you!!!

Message #541 . . . Posted 9/22/2014

I truly enjoyed the webinar I attended on 9/9/14! The information provided was extremely clear and helpful! I will use the information I gained on this webinar to better serve our childcare providers and ...

Jennifer Kingsland

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