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Who Should Attend PEP?
Who should attend PEP?
Please note: These guidelines refer to the in-person PEP conferences, not the virtual PEP Academy conferences that are offered online.
Parents/families who are couples, singles who attend alone or with a support person, who are professionals, and who are Colorado residents. No babies or children are permitted to attend any portion of the conference (i.e. any sessions, small groups, or dining areas.)
- Any eligible Colorado parent* who has a child(ren) with a disability(ies) ages birth to 21.
- *An eligible parent includes single parents, legal guardians, adoptive, and foster parents who have not attended a Colorado PEP conference within the last five years.
- A parent attending alone may be accompanied by an adult support person who also attends.
- An adult support person may include a grandparent, or other adult relative, who supports the parent raising a child with a disability and/or who is caretaker to the child with a disability in the family, ages birth to 21.
- Colorado school administrators, principals, teachers, medical or other service providers who are interested in the family-professional partnership, and who have not attended a PEP conference within the last five years.
Can I bring my children to PEP?
You can bring your child(ren) to the hotel where PEP is being held. They can share your room, be on the hotel grounds and enjoy the amenities.
However, there is no childcare provided and at no time will children be permitted to enter the PEP conference sessions, the dining area or small group conference rooms.
If you are confirmed to participate in a conference, and you must bring your child(ren), you can also bring a responsible family member or adult caregiver to watch your child(ren), and they may stay in your room as well. Some hotels may charge for extra people staying in a room. If that is the case, then the participant would be responsible for making arrangements and paying for any extra charges.
No meals will be provided to children or anyone who is not a confirmed participant at the conference.
Can I attend PEP alone?
Yes, you can attend alone. However, PEP is an intensive, informational conference and could be overwhelming for a person attending alone. Therefore, we strongly encourage both parents to attend and single parents to attend and bring an adult support person who will also participate in the conference. Parents include couples, single parents, legal guardians, adoptive, and foster parents. An adult support person may include a grandparent or other adult relative who supports the parent raising a child with a disability and/or who is caretaker to a child with a disability in the family.
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