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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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was lost, but now found

Message #568 . . . Posted 12/18/2014

I was so lost as to where to begin to get my daughter the proper evaluations. With much thanks and gratitude to Anna, I now know how to begin to get my daughter the help she needs. Thank you, thank you, ...

Jennifer Mathews
My New Partner!

Message #567 . . . Posted 12/9/2014

As a parent of a child with special needs, I have always felt alone. Until now!

For 4 years, it seems like I've been continuously battling to ensure my son gets the services he needs to succeed in ...

Kellie Exarhos
Heaven Sent

Message #566 . . . Posted 12/4/2014

Wow where can I begin and end this at. I am writing this to express how blessed I was to meet Ms. Kendell Kean. Just like many other parents I was stressed, frustrated, and confused. I have been dealing w...

Tanishea McPherson
So thankful for your help

Message #565 . . . Posted 11/21/2014

I just wanted to give praises for all the help given to us during our IEP meeting last week.

Laura Anderson
Amazing and much needed support

Message #564 . . . Posted 11/21/2014

Last year, after my son's first IEP meeting, I was feeling very overwhelmed and underinformed, so I sought out an IEP Coach. Kendell took the time to go over every single inch of my son's IEP, asking wha...

Kris Benson

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