Parent & Educator Connection - Keystone Area Education Agency
Parent & Educator Connection - Keystone Area Education Agency

Parent & Educator Connection

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Brooke Gassman, Dubuque
Parent & Educator Coordinator
800-632-5918
Deanne Reinert, Dubuque
Office Assistant
800-942-4668


Mission:  The Parent & Educator Connection (PEC) 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 PEC 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 PEC program. Each program has an Educator Coordinator and a Parent Coordinator. PEC Coordinators work with parents and schools, they are also parents of children or young adults with special needs.


 Parents contact the PEC 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 PEC library and PEC 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
    • PEC Workshops

Educators contact the PEC 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 PEC Coordinator
  • To support home/school communication or encourage parent involvement
  • Resource materials from the PEC library and PEC Blog
  • Information about:
    • Procedural Safeguards
    • Post-Secondary Transition
    • Transition from an IFSP to an IEP
    • PEC Workshops for parents and educators
    • AEA Resolution Facilitation Process
    • Community resources

 

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