Frequently Asked Questions




My Child has received a diagnosis. What do I do?



Call Maine Parent Federation. 1-800-870-7746. Or email us at parentconnect@mpf.org. MPF provides information, referral, one on one telephone support, and training to parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs and the professionals who work with these families through numerous grant-funded projects. Our services are offered at no cost to parents and are available statewide.

We provide information and assistance on a broad range of topics including but not limited to: Contact us to learn more about our programs and services:

What is an IEP?



Children with learning or other disabilities may be eligible for special education. The IEP is a Individualized Education Program for your child. For more information about IEP's or to talk to a Parent Information Specialist, call 1-800-870-7746 or email us at parentconnect@mpf.org

What is special education?



Special education is defined as specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. Related services are services that are needed to assist children with disabilities to benefit from special education. They include: It does not include, however, a medical device that is surgically implanted (like a cochlear implant) or the replacement of that device.

For more information about Special Education, or to talk to a Parent Information Specialist, call 1-800-870-7746 or email us at parentconnect@mpf.org