Family & Educator Partnership (FEP)
The Grant Wood AEA 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.
FEP links families and educators for better understanding and communication. As part of a statewide network, the program provides a lending library of printed information, books and videos; workshops and consultation on communication and family issues; a speakers' bureau; and ongoing networking with support groups and parent-teacher organizations.
Information and Resources
- Family & Educator Partnership brochure
- Iowa Department of Education - Family & Educator Partnership
- A Parent's Guide: Instructional Decision Making and the Student
- Individual Education Plan (IEP) Is About Using A Team to
- Make a Specific Plan to Help Your Child Succeed in School
- What is an IEP?
- Parent Involvement in Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
- ASK Family Resource Center
Parent Rights and Responsibilities
Procedural Safeguards Manual for Parents Rights for Children Ages Birth-3
Procedural Safeguards Manual for Parents Rights for Children Ages 3-21
FEP Transition Guide
Transition Support Services
Useful Tools to Help in Preparation for School Meetings
Positive Student Profile.doc
4 Lists Form.doc
New FEP Library Books for Teachers and Parents
New Materials in the FEP Resource Library-Now a Part of the GWAEA Media Collection
To access the FEP Library on-line:
PEP can contribute to partnership building in a variety of ways. These handouts in PDF (portable document format) explain the ways in which PEP can support partnership efforts.
- What FEP Has to Offer
- Things that contribute to FEP's Partnership efforts
Professional Development Opportunities for Parents
1. Click on Professional Development in the blue margins at the top right of the page.
2. Then click on Courses & Workshops.
3. Read who is listed under Audience and look to see if Parents are included.
4. If Parents are listed, then pursue registering electronically or phone PEP at 319-399-6702 to receive a hard copy of the registration form.
5. Scholarships may be available. Call FEP if a scholarship is needed.
6. Registering in advance is necessary.
Scholarships may be available. Call FEP if a scholarship is needed at 319-399-6702.
Starting Support Groups
FEP maintains a listing of local support groups in the Grant Wood AEA service area. FEP will also assist anyone who wants to start a group, whether that be a disability-specific group or a school-based group of families or families and school staff wanting to come together for information and support. Contact FEP if you'd like help in launching your group.