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Central Florida Parent Center

Mailing Address:
1021 Delaware Avenue
Palm Harbor, FL 34683

Phone: 727-789-2400 888-61-AWARE
Fax: 727-789-2454

Contact Person: Maria Maldonado, Office Manager

Email:

Web Site: http://www.CFLparents.org

Population Served:
Developmental Disabilities,Early Childhood,Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Trauma/PTSD,Educational Alternatives,Juvenile Justice,Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD),Mental Illness/Mental Health,Transition-aged Youth,Other

Population Other:
Parents of children with disabilities

Mission:
Our mission is to provide parents of children and young adults with all disabilities and special needs (ages 0-26) in central and northeast Florida with accurate information, interactive training, quality assistance, and empathetic support.

Description:
The AWARE project serves the 30-county region specified by the U.S. Department of Education as Florida's "Region 2." The project will ensure that parents of children with disabilities and young adults with disabilities will receive training and information on their rights, responsibilities, and protections under IDEA in order to develop the skills necessary to cooperatively and effectively participate in planning and decision-making relating to early intervention, educational, and transitional services.

Organization role:
• Provide family to family or youth to youth support on an individual family or youth level (e.g., peer-to-peer, family support partners, parent navigators)
• Provide education to families or youth on issues of interest
• Provide training and presentations to system of care/child serving agencies or community
• Provide advocacy

Organization type:
• A local family-run chapter of a national or statewide organization

Region(s) served:
• Regional

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