Parents Educating Parents (PEP)



The PEP Project is unique and different. Since 1993, PEP has provided information, training, and support to parents of children with disabilities in isolated, rural areas of Florida.
El proyecto PEP es único y diferente. Desde el 1993, PEP ha proveído información, entrenamiento, y respaldo a los padres de niños con discapacidades en zonas aisladas, y rurales de la Florida.

Do you live in one of these counties?
¿Vive usted en uno de estos condados?

  • Collier
  • Hendry
  • Glades
  • Lee

What makes the PEP Project Different?

  • Trainings on topics related to special education are provided during “Family Gatherings” – regular events that are fun, friendly, and welcoming, and include free meals for the entire family.
  • Trainings are slower paced, allowing for plenty of discussion, questions, and one-on-one support.
  • All materials are translated into the participants’ native language. Often the topics will be presented in dual languages, for example, in both English and Spanish, so that all family members are able to participate and understand.

In addition to providing training on topics related to special education, the PEP Project also provides:

  • “Saturday in the Park” trainings (family-friendly events in outdoor settings).
  • A Mentor Program for helping family members to become active in local and/or state committees or councils.
  • Trainings on accessing and utilizing the internet.
  • Training and assistance on strategies for reaching typically underserved populations.

¿Qué hace program de PEP diferente?

  • Los entrenamientos relacionados a la educación especial son proveídos durante las reuniones, “Para La Familia” -eventos que ocurren regularmente los cuales son divertidos, familiares, y acogedores, e incluyen comida para toda la familia.
  • Los entrenamientos son a un paso mas despacio, permitiendo tiempo para hacer preguntas y respaldo uno-a-uno.
  • Todos los materiales de entrenamiento son traducidos al lenguaje natal del participante. Muy a menudo los tópicos son presentados en ambos idiomas, por ejemplo, en Ingles y Español. De esta manera toda la familia puede participar y entender.

Además de proveer los entrenamientos sobre los tópicos relacionados a la educación especial. El proyecto PEP también provee:

  • Entrenamientos en el parque “Sábado en el parque”( entrenamiento divertido para la familia y al exterior)
  • Un programa de Tutor para ayudar a los miembros de familia a participar en comités o consejos locales/estatales.
  • Entrenamiento para el acceso del Internet.
  • Entrenamientos y asistencia sobre las estrategias para asistir/servir a las áreas típicamente minoritaria.

ESE survey

The Florida Department of Education is working with school districts to gather information on how well parents think their child’s school is partnering with parents of students with disabilities, and would like to include your input. Your responses will help guide efforts to improve services and results for children and families.

This survey is for parents of students with individual educational plans (IEP) receiving special education services during the 2014-15 school year. All information provided will remain confidential. You may submit one online survey for each child receiving services.

The link to the ESE survey is ESE survey link

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