arents of students receiving special education services in Gwinnett are invited to attend an upcoming informational session on Tuesday, Sept. 19, part of the Gwinnett County Parent Mentors Present” series. Tom Owen, GCPS director of Psychological Services, will present “Navigating the Stages of Family Development,” with a focus on the life cycle of the family unit and tips and strategies for navigating transitional phases.
This monthly learning series is designed for families of children with disabilities, and presented by Gwinnett County Parent Mentors Dawn Albanese and Jackie McNair in collaboration with GCPS' Special Education Department staff and community leaders and organizations. Typically, the sessions are held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Building 200 at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center (ISC), located at 437 Old Peachtree Road, NW, in Suwanee.
Parent Mentors are parents who work within GCPS' special education department, providing information and support to other families who have children served in special education. The mentors have first-hand knowledge of raising a child with special needs as they both have a child who has been served or is being served in GCPS.
To RSVP for the meeting, contact Ms. Albanese by phone at (678) 301-7212 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 18. For more information regarding the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership, go to www.parentmentors.org.