2018 Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) Conferences
Colorado families who have a child with a disability and directors of special education, principals, special education teachers, general education teachers, related service providers, health care and other Colorado professionals interested in the family and school partnership who work with children or youth with disabilities are invited to attend the 2017-2018 Parents Encouraging Parents Conferences!
PEP Conferences are designed to promote family and school partnerships that are essential in supporting students with disabilities and their families in schools and the community. PEP brings families and professionals together by sharing ideas, discussing concerns, celebrating successes and obtaining information related to parenting, educating and partnering to support student learning. PEP is a non-specific disability conference that focuses on commonalities. PEP Conferences are offered at no cost to attendees.
PEP is held from 5 PM Thursday through 3 PM Saturday. The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Exceptional Student Services Unit (ESSU) pays for lodging and participant meals – excluding Friday night’s dinner. In order to enable more families and professionals to participate, PEP Conferences are scheduled throughout Colorado.
- Parenting a Child with a Disability and Rebuilding Dreams
- The Law and the Education of Children with Disabilities
- Living with a Disability
- Individualized Education Program (IEP)
- Early Childhood Supports and Services
- Transition IEP and more!