Parent & Educator Connection


Are you the parent, family member, or caregiver of a child with special needs? The Parent & Educator Connection (PEC) is a free program promoting partnerships between families and schools in order to provide the best educational opportunities for children with special needs. The PEC provides individualized services for both parents and educators, access to multiple resources, including a library, knowledge-empowerment activities, workshops and training, as well as parent support group/mentoring referrals. This program is part of a statewide network and is staffed by two Parent Coordinators who are the parents of a child with special needs, and an Educator.

Michele Harrison
Educator Coordinator
712-322-7354 or 800-432-5804
Kyla Alba
Parent Coordinator
712-366-0503 or 800-432-5804
North & West Region
Amy Liddell
Parent Coordinator
712-623-2559 or 800-432-5804
South & East Region

State Contact: Deb Samson  515-242-5295


Additional Resources
Parental Special Education Rights About the PEC
Child Special Education Rights
Iowa Department of Education
IEP Bookmark (PDF) Transition Brochure (PDF)
Transition Inserts (PDF) Transition Age 3 (PDF)
Vocational Rehabilitation (PDF) Parental Rights Summary (PDF)



Website questions or comments: Michele Harrison or Kyla Alba or Amy Liddell

Last Updated ( 08/23/2013 01:03 PM )