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An Update about the Parents Encouraging Parents Conference from Ms Hull

on October 20, 2014

Hi everyone!

This weekend, I went to the Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) conference in Breckenridge. Colorado Department of Education holds this conference a few times a year. I learned so much; it was a truly incredible experience. It really gave me, albeit only a small glimpse, more perspective on what it is like to be a parent of a child with special needs. Everything I learned confirmed my perspective of how important parent and family involvement is. In fact, Governor John W. Hickenlooper has proclaimed October Family and School Partnership in Education Month. All of you know your child better than anyone and your insight into his or her education is invaluable.

I would highly recommend both parents and educators to attend this conference if possible. I wanted to share with you some really great resources I learned about:

·      Challengingbehavior.org –> Click on “What do you want to do?” –>browse resources –>Backpack Connection Series

·      P2P: Parent to Parent of Colorado www.p2p-co.org (877)472-7201

·      PEAK Parent Center www.peakparent.org (800)284-0251

·      PEP: Parents Encouraging Parents www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/PEP (303)866-6846

I also wanted to share a quote that describes why people first language is so important: “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.” – Mark Twain

Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with and learn from all of you and your kids, I am enjoying it so much!!


Emily Hull​


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