Parents Encouraging Parents

2020 Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) Conference - CANCELLED

We regret to announce that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) Conference scheduled for May 1-2 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, NE. Thank you for understanding our need to make this decision at this time given the nature of this unprecedented event.  We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

PEP Conference 2020

Held on May 1 – 2, 2020

Younes Conference Center | 416 W Talmadge Rd | Kearney, Nebraska

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.

Conference Details

  • No Registration Fee
  • Registration is first come, first serve
  • Lodging will be provided on the evening of Friday, May 1
  • Continental breakfast provided by the hotel
  • Lunch provided both days of the conference

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.

What Parents and Education Professionals Say About PEP

“After coming, I understand the importance for parents 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.”

Registration Details TBA

Sponsored by Nebraska Department of Education Office of Special Education. This brochure was funded with Federal funds, Part B, IDEA, grant number H027A170079 with the State of Nebraska.

Updated March 23, 2020 1:50pm