Transition to Kindergarten and AI Presentation on Facebook Live

Meet with our AI presenter for a webinar on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 1 PM EST.

“Transition to Kindergarten” is a dynamic and interactive workshop that helps children with disabilities and their families transition to kindergarten. By addressing the common questions and concerns that accompany this important step in their lives, “Transition to Kindergarten” will help families understand their rights and responsibilities as active participants in the process.


Come say “Hello!” to FND POPIN Parent Training Specialist Glenesha Milner for an exciting day of celebrating children at Panama City’s Kidfest! She will be at the Family Network on Disabilities resource table with free information about our services.

Kidfest is a 27-year-old family event that features children’s activities, entertainment, food, and, most of all, fun for the whole family.

More than 100 area organizations and businesses set up various types of free activities for children of all ages, while numerous entertainers showcase their talents throughout the day. Last year, approximately 5,000 people from Northwest Florida and South Alabama attended the event.

Early Education and Care hosts this event each year, with all proceeds benefiting the organization. Kidfest is EEC’s major fundraiser, which not only supports EEC’s programs but also celebrates children and enhances family involvement.

“Colors of Autism 5K Fun Run” Family Fun Day

Join POPIN’s Glenesha Milner at “The Colors of Autism 5K Fun Run/Family FUN Day”, a family-friendly fundraiser for Chipola Area Autism Resource Center, Inc., a local 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves Jackson County and the surrounding areas. This day is more importantly a day for family and friends to come together to celebrate and enjoy time with their loved ones and those we serve, raise awareness and acceptance.

An FND Overview on Facebook Live

Family Network on Disabilities (FND) was founded in 1985 by a group of parents of children with disabilities who came together for mutual support and information-sharing.  FND is a grassroots organization for persons with disabilities and their families that is family-centered and family-driven. This presentation will inform participants of all of the FND programs offering free help and information to families of students with disabilities and the professionals that serve them.

Down syndrome Clinic for Children

Central Florida Families…come join FND PEN this Saturday, March 09, 2024, at the Special Clinic for Special Kids.
It’s a free multidisciplinary clinic for children (age 0-18) with Down syndrome.

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.

Cafee Talk..Give me a Break..Support Group

Would you like to meet other families and find out about resources in your community? FAVI DeafBlind Collaborative and Family Network on Disabilities invite you to join us each month to learn and share with other parents. Join our group so you can meet other families and find out what resources are available in the community in a fun and supportive environment

Cafecito..Dame un Respiro

Family Network of Disabilities, UF North Central Early Steps y FAVI DeafBlind Collaborative te invitan a acompañarnos todos los meses para aprender y compartir con otros padres. Únete a nuestro grupo para que conozcas a otras familias y te enteres de que recursos hay disponibles en la comunidad en un ambiente ameno y solidario.

Comenzando el Viaje. Parte II

La Intervención Temprana es un paso clave para ayudar a los niños que han sido identificados con retrasos en el desarrollo a tener éxito. Pero, ¿qué sucede después del tercer cumpleaños y la transición de su hijo de los primeros pasos al sistema escolar? En esta presentación, repasaremos paso a paso qué esperar cuando su hijo esté en la transición de los primeros pasos con un IFSP y al sistema escolar con su primer IEP si califica.

Comenzando el Viaje. Parte I

Cada niño crece a un ritmo individual, pero las investigaciones muestran que los primeros tres años de un niño son el momento más importante para aprender. Obtener ayuda temprano pone a su hijo en el camino correcto para aprender y desarrollarse en todo su potencial. Esta capacitación educa a las familias sobre la Intervención Temprana y cómo 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.