Do you have a child in Exceptional Student Education (ESE)? Do you need help understanding your child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP)? Join Central FL Parent Center at an Awareness Day at Morningside Church in the Fountain Room, 2180 SE Morningside Blvd, Pt St Lucie, Fl 34952 on Sept 16 from 10am - 3pm. Please register by calling or emailing Doreen Franklin (772-284-4458 or Doreen@CFLparents.org).
Central Florida Parent Center (CFPC) is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to parents of children with disabilities/special education needs. Central FL Parent Center receives funding from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs for its AWARE project, a Parent Training Information Center (PTI). Central FL Parent Center is the PTI for northeast and eastern Florida.
The AWARE project (Assisting With Achieving Results in Education) provides one-on-one assistance and support to parents by providing the tools they need to help be active participants/advocates for their child in the educational process. Not only do we provide one-on-one support, we also provide resources and other options to the parents so that they are able to be more knowledgeable about and involved in their child's educational process. Central FL Parent Center is not an advocate nor are we attorneys, but we offer help to parents to learn to be advocates for their child. Central FL Parent Center offers parents collaborative ways to support the school/district in services for their child and helps parents understand the cooperation with the school/district to ensure their child is receiving services that are appropriate. We also offer to attend IEP/504 meetings with the parents as support. All of the staff at Central FL Parent Center are parents or grandparents of a child with a disability, so we have walked where these parents are currently walking which helps us to better understand the parents and their concerns.
Parents and professionals can also visit the website, www.cflparents.org, and check out the resources, the free trainings (webinars) and the Guestbook which is signed by parents we are working with or have worked with. These events are offered to parents for them to gain knowledge about the IDEA law in order to help them to learn to advocate for their child.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Doreen at 772-284-4458. Have a great day!