Parents of students receiving special education services in Gwinnett are invited to attend an upcoming informational session on Tuesday, May 7, part of the Gwinnett County Parent Mentors Present” series. Behavior support specialists in the district’s Department of Special Education and Psychological Services will present “Maintaining Student Behavior during School Breaks.” Families will learn how to create structure at home, establish behavioral expectations, and provide positive reinforcement for acceptable behavior. Spanish interpretation services will be available for this session.
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. This month’s session will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Room 2.111 (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, call Ms. McNair at (678) 301-7149 or send an email to Jackie_McNair@gwinnett.k12.ga.us by May 6.
For more information regarding the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership, go to www.parentmentors.org.