Parent Participation (Family and Educator Partnership)


The Family and Educator Partnership (FEP) works to develop and sustain effective partnerships between families, educators, and community providers to promote success for all children and youth with disabilities. The FEP, started in 1984, provides a unique opportunity for parents and educators to build partnerships to improve educational programs for children and young adults with special needs.

As a parent or an educator, you can receive the following services:

  • Answers to questions and help in locating resources
  • In-service sessions for parent and educators
  • Assistance in facilitating meetings
  • Access to a resource library

Get help finding information on the following:

  • Camp/leisure activities
  • Conferences, workshops or in-services
  • Home school communication
  • IEP (Individual Education Plan)
  • IFSP (Individual Family Service Program)           
  • Local, state and national organization
  • Parent rights and responsibilities
  • Specific disabilities
  • Support groups
  • Transitioning from school to post secondary options
  • Understanding the grieving process
  • Understanding the special education process

Other Assistance/Educational Opportunities:                                  FEP also offers speakers on a variety of topics:
  • Before and after the IEP meeting
  • Facilitating and/or organizing mini-workshops      
  • Multi-agency networking
  • Regional mini-workshops
  • What the Family & Educator Partnership is and how it can assist educators and families
  • What it is like to have a child with a disability
  • How educators and families can communicate effectively
  • Tips on how to work with families

Contacts:
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Green Hills AEA
712-366-0503 or 844-366-0503
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Green Hills AEA
712-366-0503 or 844-366-0503
Susan Selby
Iowa Dept of Education        
515-242-5295

 
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