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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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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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Message #575 . . . Posted 02/09/2014

I wish I had the words to express what CFPC has meant to me and my family. Without the one-on-one help of Lynn and Anna, we would have been completely lost. Lynn spent hours on the phone with me preparin...

Tina Robertson
A Life Saver!!!!!

Message #574 . . . Posted 02/04/2014

Words will NEVER be enough to say Thank YOU TO Mr. Wilbur Hawke for all that he's done and continues to do to help me advocate for my son and navigate this maze of the ESE world! He's spent countless hou...

Lynda Olds
Thanks to Wilbur
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Message #573 . . . Posted 02/03/2014

I have spoken today with Wilbur Hawke and have been educated on the rights of parents and children with disabilities.  I do intend to read thru the materials he has given me and to view thru the website...

Lois Conti
Solid Support just what we need

Message #572 . . . Posted 01/27/2014

While searching "OHI" (since I am new the schools lingo) I came across the Parent Center, I did not know what it was or if it was something that could help me. I decided to call and WOW!! They are every ...

IEPs and 504s

Message #571 . . . Posted 01/21/2014

With just a quick phone call, Central Florida Parent Center was able to provide helpful information regarding IEPs and 504s. The IEP coach with which I spoke was friendly, knowledgeable, patient and help...

Michelle Robinson

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