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Sara Kane
PEP Parent Partner


Liz Hooley
Resource Library &
Educator Coordinator



Erlene Spicer
PEP Secretary


Jeanie Wade-Nagle

Early Education Supervisor




Parent-Educator Partnership Program (PEP)

What is the Parent-Educator Partnership Program (PEP)?

The Grant Wood AEA Parent-Educator Partnership (PEP) links families and educators for better understanding and communication. As part of a statewide Parent-Educator network, the program provides a lending library of printed information, books and videos; a newsletter; workshops and consultation on communication and family issues; a speakers' bureau; and ongoing networking with support groups and parent-teacher organizations.


Information and Resources


Parent-Educator Partnership brochure


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

PEP Transition Guide

Transition Support Services


Useful Tools to Help in Preparation for School Meetings

Positive Student Profile.doc

4 Lists Form.doc

Conferences and Workshops

Watch for upcoming information.

PEP News Bulletins

PEP Resource Library

The PEP Resource Library is moving in September to the Grant Wood AEA Media Center, 4401 Sixth St., S.W., in Cedar Rapids.


To checkout any PEP Resource Library material, contact Liz Hooley, 319-399-6719 or email Materials will be sent to you by Grant Wood AEA van mail to schools in the
Grant Wood AEA service area, or you can make alternative delivery arrangements with PEP.



The PEP Library maintains a bibliography of resources that is updated yearly. The following are available in Adobe PDF format. (PDF files on this website require Adobe™ Acrobat® Reader to view and print them.)

The 2013 Topics of Interest Bibliography

Assistive Technology
Disability Awareness
Early Childhood
Family Life

Parent Involvement

Planning for the Future
Professional Education Resources

Resources for Children and Youth
Self Determination
Special Education Issues
Students on IEPs in the General Education Classroom

The 2013 Specific Disability Bibliography

Behavior Disorders
Chronic Illness
Communication Disorders

Intellectual Disabilities

Learning Disability
Multiply Disabled
Physical Disability
Substance Abuse
Traumatic Brain Injury
Visual Impairment

Success 4 Kits


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.


PEP Handouts

What PEP Has to Offer

Things that contribute to PEP'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 PEP if a scholarship is needed.
6. Registering in advance is necessary.

Starting Support Groups

PEP maintains a listing of local support groups in Area 10. PEP 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 PEP if you'd like help in launching your group.


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Grant Wood Area Education Agency extends equal opportunities in its employment practices, educational programs and services, and does not discriminate on the basis of color, gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or as otherwise prohibited by law. If you believe you or your child has been discriminated against or treated unjustly, please contact the Agency’s Equity Coordinator, Maria Cashman, at 319-399-6847 or 800-332-8488. Grant Wood AEA, 4401 Sixth St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

ADDRESS: 4401 Sixth Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
TELEPHONE: 319-399-6700 | 800-332-8488
Fax: 319-399-6457
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