Iowa Family & Educator Partnership

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The Iowa Family & Educator Partnership (Iowa FEP) provides parents and educators with opportunities to work together in positive ways to improve educational programs for children/youth with special needs.

The Iowa FEP operates through each of the Area Education Agencies and is part of a statewide network. We consist of Family & Educator Coordinators (parents of children with special needs) and an Educator Representative (special education division staff member).

The Iowa Family & Educator Partnership works to develop and sustain effective partnerships between families, educators, and community providers to promote success for all children and youth with disabilities.

The Family & Educator Partnership helps families and educators by:

  • Answering questions either by phone, e-mail, or in person.

  • Referring to other resources.

  • Assisting with the communication process between families and schools.

  • Providing information about the IEP/IFSP process.

  • Review of procedural safeguards.

  • Help prepare for a meeting.

  • Attend IEP/IFSP or other school meetings as requested by the local school, AEA staff, or parents.

  • Helping a family develop a vision for the student’s future.

  • Providing workshops on transition related topics.

  • Sharing information about community resources.

  • Collaborating with other agencies on family support and transition related issues.

Special Education Resources for Families and Educators

For more information contact:
Carol Aden
Family & Educator Coordinator
(Andrew, Bellevue, Bettendorf, Calamus-Wheatland, Camanche, Central DeWitt, Clinton, Delwood, Easton Valley, Northeast, North Scott, Maquoketa, and Pleasant Valley)
563-344-6287 or 1-800-947-2329

Rachel Terry
Family & Educator Coordinator
(Bennett, Columbus, Davenport, Durant, Louisa-Muscatine, Muscatine, West Liberty, and Wilton)
563-263-8476 or 1-800-947-2329