Parents of middle and high school students receiving special education services in Gwinnett are invited to attend an upcoming informational session on Tuesday, Nov. 27, part of the Gwinnett County Parent Mentors Present” series. Brandi Kern, regional coordinator of Parent to Parent of Georgia, will present “Transition to Adult Healthcare.” Participants will discuss the transition from pediatric care, including what parents need to know about “medical homes,” financing healthcare, legal issues, and planning for the transition to adult healthcare. This session is most appropriate for parents of middle and high school students.
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. This session will be held in the Central Gwinnett Room (Room 2.111).
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. McNair by phone at (678) 301-7149 or by emailat Jackie_McNair@gwinnett.k12.ga.usby Nov. 26. For more information regarding the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership, go to www.parentmentors.org.