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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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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
New Graduation and Secondary Transition Requirements: What Parents Need to Know

Message #588 . . . Posted 04/09/2014

Very informative webinar...Great presentation, handouts and follow up. Thank you for organizing this event.

With appreciation,
Christine Raptis-Wright
Learning Resource Specialist for ...

Christine Raptis-Wright
Professional Development

Message #587 . . . Posted 04/09/2014

This webinar consisted of informative and vital components that helped clarify/clear up a lot of questions parents had about their son's/daughter's transition status/decisions and how it influences their...

Mr. Adrian Chandler
Finally an IEP!!!

Message #586 . . . Posted 04/07/2014

OMG, Doreen, Lynn and Anna have been working with me to advocate for services for my youngest daughter for quite some time now. They helped me stay calm and ask for written policy, show the school and d...

Christie Dorst
IEP Coach

Message #585 . . . Posted 04/06/2014

I wanted to thank Kendell for her recent help with my IEP questions. I was so frustrated with the conflicting stories I was getting from our school, and Kendell was able to give me the information that I...

Molly Voth

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