On our way to K

We invite you to join us in an engaging community event. You are welcome to set up a table/activity to promote your organization or to offer resources to our community and families.
FND PEN will be present share valuable information with you!

Description of the Event: VPK families! Do you want to make sure your child is ready for Kindergarten? The ELC of Osceola County is partnering with many community partners for an event that will help you learn more about your child’s development as well as support children and families getting more resources. Come join us for this fun, engaging, and informative time.

Transition to Kindergarten

Starting this October, FND PEN will be hosting an in-person monthly workshop in collaboration with Lake County Public School.

We will cover a wide variety of topics related to special education, effective communication, resources, and much more.

On December 13, 2023, we will present a workshop on ‘Transition to Kindergarten’. This is a dynamic and interactive workshop that helps children with disabilities transition to kindergarten along with their families. By addressing the common questions and concerns that come along with this important step in the lives of families, “Transition to Kindergarten” will help families understand their rights and responsibilities as active participants in the process.

This is an in-person event and you can register in advance at this link: https://forms.gle/W4dMTQypncy4VDYM6 or scan the QR code to register.Loading indicator

The Developmental Center’s Fall Fest for Early Steps Families

Rain or shine, come and have a good time!

Early Steps Central Florida Fall Festival

Come and stop by the PEN table for resources!

Collaborative Communication and Effective Parent-Teacher Conference

Starting this October, FND PEN will host a virtual monthly ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinar with the Osceola County School District.

We will cover various topics related to special education, effective communication, and resources.

This month, October 04, 2023, we will present a workshop on Collaborative Communication and Effective Parent-Teacher Conference. Join us on Zoom at 11:30 a.m. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Click here to register.

This flyer will have all the resources discussed in the workshop.

Collaborative Communication

In this presentation, you will learn about different forms of communication to help you effectively advocate for your loved one. This includes: What are the different forms of communication? What’s the difference between active and passive listening? How does collaborative communication help me? How do I incorporate this information when meeting with teams to understand and effectively advocate for necessary services for my loved one?

Effective Parent-Teacher Conference

Having a parent-teacher conference is an opportunity to collaborate with the goal of a better academic and social outcome for the student. This presentation will explain setting expectations for the meeting and developing a meeting agenda and goals to help facilitate a productive meeting.

PEN Academic Summit 2023

Becoming a Wave Finder on Your Voyage of Special Education and Beyond

Our conference aims to foster an environment of learning, collaboration, and empowerment. We understand that navigating the educational landscape for a child with special needs can be both rewarding and challenging. Therefore, we have curated a diverse range of sessions and workshops.

We will also host an IEP clinic throughout the day, where you will have the opportunity to ask specific questions regarding your child’s IEP. Registration is needed for the IEP clinic.

The conference will feature experts in the field of special education who will share their insights and strategies. Additionally, you can connect with fellow parents and caregivers who share similar experiences, building a network of support and camaraderie.

We firmly believe that informed families are better equipped to advocate for their children’s needs and aspirations. By attending this conference, you will gain practical knowledge, tools, and inspiration to help your child thrive in their educational journey.

Free lunch and a $50 gas card will be provided to anyone from north of Stock Island.

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Special Needs and Inclusion Fair

Join us for a fun and informative day! Parents and caregivers will learn more about resources available from disability organizations in Broward County while children participate in various activities. Refreshments will be available.

Event held at:

Signature Grand

6900 West State Road 84

Davie, FL 33317