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 parents and professionals together by sharing ideas, discussing concerns, celebrating successes and obtaining information related to parenting, educating and partnering to support student learning.  PEP Conferences are offered at no cost to attendees.


The registration link for the winter PEP Online Academy is now available on SurveyMonkey at the following link for parents and for professionals. Please click on a link to apply!

2022 WINTER PEP Academy Dates:

 The PEP Online Academy will be presented via live and pre-recorded sessions through Zoom and Moodle over the following dates:

Friday evening, January 28, 2022 – 6:00 pm-9:00 pm (3 hours)

Saturday, January 29, 2022 – 8:15 am-1:15 pm (5 hours)

Saturday, February 5, 2022 – 8:15 am-12:30 pm (4+ hours)

 Registration will close on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
 During the online PEP conference interpretation in Spanish will be available for confirmed participants. We do not provide Zoom training, but we will provide technical assistance during the conference for anyone who has issues with their computer.
 If you have any questions, please contact Pahmela Mendoza at [email protected]s.

To learn more about PEP Conferences and to register, please visit:

If possible, thank you in advance for adding the above link to your organization's web site.

 If you have additional questions, please contact: 

Joyce Thiessen-Barrett
1560 Broadway, Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: (303) 866-6757