• Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Meetings

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 -- 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. at Conrad Early Learning Center

    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 -- 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. at Conrad Early Learning Center

    2018-2019 Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) Conferences

    Sponsored by Colorado Department of Education


    Colorado families who have a child with a disability.  Both parents in a two-parent family are encouraged to attend.  Single parents are encouraged to bring a support person who will also participate in the conference.  (A support person is someone who is directly involved in the regular care of the child or youth with a disability.)

    Directors of special education, principals, special education teachers, general education teachers, related service providers, health care and other Colorado professionals interested in the family and school partnership who work with children or youth with disabilities.


    PEP is held from 5:30 PM Thursday through 3:30 PM Saturday.  The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Exceptional Student Services Unit (ESSU) pays for lodging and registration.  Participant meals and beverages are on your own.


    In order to enable more families and professionals to participate, PEP Conferences are scheduled throughout Colorado.


    Decades of research show that the participation of families in their child's education, through specific coordinating between home and school, results in improved outcomes (Jeynes, 2012).  PEP Conferences are designed to promote family and school partnerships that are essential in supporting students with disabilities and their families in schools and the community.  PEP brings families and professionals together by sharing ideas, discussing concerns, celebrating successes and obtaining information related to parenting, educating and partnering to support student learning.  PEP is a non-specific disability conference that focuses on commonalities.

    For more information:



    To apply:


    Or contact:


    1560 Broadway, Suite 2200

    Denver, CO  80202

    PEP Hotline:  (303) 866-6846

    See the Parents Encouraging Parents Flyer for more information.