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Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) Conference 2020

Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) Conference 2020

May 1 – May 2, 2020 | Younes Conference Center | 416 W Talmadge Rd. | Kearney, NE

PEP brings together parents of children with disabilities in an accepting and confidential environment. You’ll have the opportunity to share your ideas and feelings, and discuss common concerns. Sessions also include further information on parenting and educating children with disabilities, as well as how to develop and maintain effective partnerships with the professionals who work with your family.


Who Should Attend?

All Nebraskan Parents, who are raising a child with an active IFSP/IEP.

Couples: both partners are encouraged to attend the conference together for maximum benefit.

Single parents are encouraged to bring a support-person.

A small number of openings are reserved for education professionals who serve children with disabilities and are employed in Nebraska school districts. Professionals will experience PEP from a parent perspective.

Conference Details

No Registration fee

Registration is first come, first served

Lodging will be provided Friday, May 1

Continental breakfast provided by the hotel

Lunch provided both days of the conference


What Parents and Education Professionals Say About PEP “After coming, I understand the importance for parent to come together because they are so busy ‘just handling’ things. They need to regroup and get on the same page. This has started a movement in us to better our relationship like nothing ever has. Thank-you.” “I learned a lot of great information. I feel relieved and empowered and know I am not alone.” “I was able to take my professional hat off and listen to what parents with a child with a disability go through from the day they learn about the disability.”


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