Parents of students receiving special education services in Gwinnett are invited to attend an upcoming informational session on Tuesday, Feb. 13, part of the Gwinnett County Parent Mentors Present” series. Kris Keeney, a behavior specialist in the district’s Special Education and Psychological Services Department, will present “Behavior Strategies to Help Parents,” with a focus on ways that parents can support their student and help their child display appropriate behavior at school and at home.
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.