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Parent Education Network (PEN) Project

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About PEN

This program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) provides PTI services to the nine most southern counties of Florida, (Lee, Collier, Hendry, Palm Beach, Broward, Dade, Monroe, Martin and Glades). These PTI services help to ensure that parents of children with the full range of disabilities have the training and information they need to prepare their children for not only school, but to be able to lead productive, independent lives to the fullest extent possible.

The purpose of the program is to ensure through collaboration that individuals have full access to family-driven support, education, information, resources, and advocacy and to serve families of children with disabilities, ages birth through 26, who have the full range of disabilities described in section 602(3) of IDEA.

Families Make A Big Difference

Families are very important people in the lives of all children.

This is especially true for family members of a child with a disability or special needs.

We are here to help you with your educational planning and decision making questions.

Information By Phone

We are here to answer your questions and provide you with the information necessary to help you advocate for your child.

(727) 523-1130/Toll Free (800) 825-5736

Free Workshops

For a complete listing and descriptions of all the workshops that POPIN and PEN have to offer please contact us at: (727) 523-1130/ Toll free (800) 825-5736

The Parent Education Network offers free help and information to families of students with disabilities and the professionals that serve them. Our main focus is on the educational needs of students with disabilities.

We believe informed parents are a child’s best advocate, and that parents and professionals working together provide the best resources for our children.

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The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H328M110010. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Greg Knollman.