Family & Educator Partnership (FEP)

Who We Are:

The FEP, started in 1984, provides a unique opportunity for families and educators to build partnerships to improve educational programs for children and young adults with special needs.


The Family and 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.

Guiding Principles:

  • Creating partnerships early builds the foundation for family and child success
  • Families, educators and community providers all have important roles, responsibilities, and perspectives in the education and support of children
  • Successful partnerships work together by recognizing, understanding and respecting individual differences
  • Each family has the option to access a variety of services and supports through the FEP, depending upon their needs at any point in time.

FEP Resources and Services for Families & Educators:

  • Facilitate understanding of special education including family/student rights and responsibilities
  • Support families and educators through person, phone, email, contact, including attending Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)/IEP meetings
  • Assistance preparing for IFSP/IEP meeting
  • Information and support regarding transition from ISFP to IEP and post-secondary transition
  • Support communication between home and school to enhance family and educator partnerships
  • Link families and educators to services within the AEA and the community
  • Provide information and understanding regarding educational processes



Amy Liddell

Family & Educator Partnership Coordinator

712-366-0503 ext. 3608

Michele Harrison                                  
Supervisor of OT Services
712-366-0503 ext. 6257

David VanHorn  

Executive Director, Specialized Supports and Services
712-366-0503 or 844-366-0503



Additional Resources: 

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