Family & Educator Partnership - Keystone Area Education Agency
Family & Educator Partnership - Keystone Area Education Agency

Family & Educator Partnership

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Brooke Gassman, Dubuque
Parent & Educator Coordinator
800-942-4668
Deanne Reinert, Dubuque
Office Assistant
800-942-4668
Iowa Family & Educator Partnership

 

Mission:  The Family & 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.


Since 1984, the FEP has provided a unique opportunity for parents and educators to build partnerships to improve
educational programs for children and young adults with special needs. Every AEA has a FEP program. Each program has a Family & Educator Coordinator. FEP Coordinators work with parents and schools, they are also parents of children or young adults with special needs.


 Parents contact the FEP if you need:

  • Assistance locating information, finding answers to your questions or general support related to special education
  • Assistance in preparing for IEP/IFSP meetings or someone to attend a meeting with you
  • Resource materials from the FEP library and FEP Blog
  • Information about:
    • Parent/student rights and responsibilities
    • Understanding special education
    • Post-Secondary Transition
    • Transition from an IFSP to an IEP
    • Community resources, camps and leisure activities
    • FEP Workshops

Educators contact the FEP if you need:

  • Assistance locating information, finding answers to your questions or general support related to special education
  • To refer a parent for individual assistance from a FEP Coordinator
  • To support home/school communication or encourage parent involvement
  • Resource materials from the FEP library and FEP Blog
  • Information about:
    • Procedural Safeguards
    • Post-Secondary Transition
    • Transition from an IFSP to an IEP
    • FEP Workshops for parents and educators
    • AEA Resolution Facilitation Process
    • Community resources

 

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