Parents of students receiving special education services in Gwinnett are invited to attend an upcoming session in the “Gwinnett County Parent Mentors Present” series. This special session will be held on Wednesday, October 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at OneStop Centerville, located at 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville.
Kathleen Dumitrescu, a staff attorney with Atlanta Legal Aid Society will present “Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy: How to Access Provider Services through Medicaid Funding.” Spanish interpretation services will be available.
This learning series— presented throughout the school year— is designed for families of children with disabilities, and presented by the Gwinnett County Parent Mentors Dawn Albanese and Jackie McNair in collaboration with GCPS Special Education Department staff and community leaders and organizations.
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. Ms. Albanese and Ms. McNair 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’ Special Education programs.
To RSVP for the meeting, contact Ms. McNair by phone at (678) 301-7149 or by email at Jackie_McNair@gwinnett.k12.ga.usby 4 p.m. on Oct. 8. For more information regarding the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership, go to www.parentmentors.org.