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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.

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.

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Re: Deaf / Hard of Hearing Webinar 3-20-2015

Had to let you know. That was so, so good. Every parent of a child with hearing loss in Central FL should have seen it. Thanks so much for bringing it to us.

Thank you!

Message #580 . . . Posted 03/19/2014

All I can say is that ever since I contacted Kendell Kean, I feel better and more confident when I go to any meeting at my son's school. She has taught me so much and I'm very grateful and happy that I c...

Gretchen Diaz
Best Experience with IEP System I've had thus far!

Message #579 . . . Posted 03/13/2014

I spoke with Kendell Keane-Vinot, who made it a point to stay in touch with me until we got together and did the review of my son's IEP. She was persistent and caring and not at all what I expected. We g...

Anna Morrison
Awesome Resource !

Message #578 . . . Posted 03/12/2014

Thank you to Central Florida Parent Center. As I moved from Virginia, I was unsure on the IEP from Florida and the different options, Mrs. Lynn Cyr did an AMAZING job on pointing out what I needed to kno...

Diana Hufty

Message #577 . . . Posted 03/07/2014

My gratitude and thanks to Anna, Lynn, and Soraya for their right on time guidance! I went to the class offered called "Those Wonderful Rights" one week before my son's IEP meeting. I learned of strategi...

Ruth Harrison

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