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Chak timoun grandi nan yon vitès endividyèl, men rechèch montre ke premye twa ane yon timoun se tan ki pi enpòtan pou aprann. Lè w jwenn èd bonè, sa fè pitit ou a sou bon chemen pou l aprann ak devlope tout potansyèl li. Fòmasyon sa a edike fanmi yo sou Entèvansyon Bonè ak fason yo bay li pou sipòte fanmi yo ak moun k ap bay swen yo nan devlope konpetans ak konfyans pou ede pitit yo aprann ak devlope.

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Family Strengthening & Understanding Infant & Toddler Social & Emotional Development Conference

Please join us for our “Family Strengthening & Understanding Infant & Toddler Social & Emotional Development” conference on May 9, 2023, from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm!

Join us for a day of workshops and presentations from various organizations, covering topics such as developmental delays, early intervention services, and more.

This conference is an excellent opportunity to learn from professionals and connect with others in the community.

Register today using this link: https://bit.ly/3n7fk2z

Family STAR Talks with the Expert – Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Infant mental health, also called “early childhood mental health,” refers to the mental health of young children from birth to age five. Very young children need guidance to learn how to express and manage their emotions in healthy ways. Parents and caregiver relationships play an important role in the mental health of infants and young children. Attachment relationships form in infancy and early childhood, and are molded through appropriate interactions with adults.

Join Family STAR as we discuss this topic with Dr. Harleen Hutchinson, an Infant Mental Health Clinical Mentor Specialist, President of The Florida Association of Infant Mental Health, and Executive Director of The Journey Institute.



Tuesday, January 31th, 12noon-1PM, Free Webinar, An Overview about Florida Medicaid (Health Care) for Families with a Child in Early StepsClick here to register.

In this webinar you will learn about:

– The Application Process.

– Eligibility.

– Other Medical Service Providers

– Navigating the Denial Process

– Resources in Florida

Our guest speaker is Lisa Math, Director of the Family S.T.A.R. program of the Family Network on Disabilities. She will present on the language, the process and the rights that families have when applying for Government Benefits.

This free webinar is hosted by the FND PEN in collaboration with Early Steps of Central Florida.

Parenting a Child with Exceptional Needs: Understanding Your Child’s Emotional Development

This ONLINE 4-part workshop series will help parents and caregivers understand their child’s development and how to support their exceptional needs. In Part 1, participants will learn about children’s development and how their ability to regulate one’s own emotions and manage successful interactions with other people is key for later academic performance, mental health, and social relationships.



Tuesday, October 25th, 1 to 2PM, Early Intervention at Home Webinar, presented by Alicia Miller, M.Ed., Autism Disorders Specialist, UCF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. Strategies for working with your child at home in the areas of communication, behavior, and play skills will be presented. All who participate will be e-mailed great resources.

Join hosts Soren Richardson, FND PEN and Rose Lumm, Early Steps CF.

This webinar will live-streamed on Facebook FND PEN and in a zoom closed group.

To join the zoom group click here to register:


Beginning the Journey II

Early Intervention is a key step in helping children who have been identified as having developmental delays succeed. But what happens after the 3rd birthday and your child transitions from early steps to the school system?

Soren Richardson will present this workshop on Thursday, October 27, 2022, from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm on Zoom and live in CFAC Facebook group. Register in advance to join zoom and ask questions after the workshop.

FND PEN is hosting a series of webinars with the Central Florida Autism Community on the last Thursday of every month. We will have a wide variety of topics related to special education, advocacy, and self-care.

Effective Toilet Training Strategies for Children in Early Steps

Onlive webinar on the Facebook Page of FND PEN.

This webinar is hosted by Soren Richardson, Mom of a child with Down syndrome and Assistant Program Director for FND PEN & Rose Mary Lumm, M.Ed, Mom of a child with Spina Bifida and Family Resource Specialist for Early Steps of Central Florida.

Presented by Kelly O’Toole, B.S. BCaBA. Kelly has over 20 years experience as a Behavior Analyst in various settings including the classroom and in home supports.

Topics to be presented: readiness of toilet training, reinforcement strategies, communication styles, toileting schedules, the process of creating a successful environment and resources for toilet training.

Understanding SSI/SSDI

This presentation will highlight information on understanding the application, eligibility for special cases and populations, and how to navigate denials.

Join us on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/FamilySTARFND/

Comenzando el Viaje I

Facebook Live

Cada niños crece a un ritmo individual, pero las investigaciones muestran que los primeros tres anos de un niños son el momento mas importante para aprender. Obtener ayuda temprana pone a su hijo en el camino correcto para aprender y desarrollar todo su potencial. Esta capacitación educa a las familias sobre la Intervención Temprana y como se brinda para ayudar a las familias y los cuidadores a desarrollar la competencia y la confianza para ayudar a su hijo a aprender y desarrollarse.