Parents of students receiving special education services in Gwinnett are invited to attend an upcoming informational session on Tuesday, May 8, part of the “Gwinnett County Parent Mentors Present” series. Dr. Ryan Mitchell, an occupational therapist with GCPS, will present “Sensory Processing 101: Making Senses Make Sense.”
The session will cover these topics:
- What is Sensory Processing?
- How do we know if a child is struggling with Sensory Processing?
- What can we do about Sensory Processing at school?
- What can families do at home to help develop better Sensory Processing?
This monthly learning series is designed for families of children with disabilities, and presented by the district’s Parent Mentors Dawn Albanese and Jackie McNair in collaboration with GCPS’ Special Education Department staff and community leaders and organizations.
The session will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Central Gwinnett Room (2.111) 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 May 7. For more information regarding the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership, go to www.parentmentors.org. Families unable to attend the session may contact the Parent Mentor office for additional information.