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What Is PEP?

PEP Is Parents Encouraging Parents!

The Exceptional Student Services Unit (ESSU) at the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) plan conferences throughout the year that are family-centered and designed to offer support, information, and education to parents and professionals. We call them PEP Conferences!

PEP and its conferences promote partnerships that are essential in supporting and including children with disabilities and their families in schools and the community.

Are you a Colorado parent or guardian who has a child with a disability? Are you a Colorado administrator, principal, teacher, medical or other service provider who is interested in the family-professional partnership? We encourage and invite you to participate in a PEP Conference.

Read what past PEP Conference participants have said!

“I was truly inspired with this conference! The amount of information and resources made available to us was so valuable. I could not be more grateful for the opportunity. My daughter will benefit big time!” – Parent

“It is probably the best educational conference I’ve been to because of the content and participants. I think administrators should be encouraged to attend!” – School Professional


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